Social Impact Exchange Business Plan Competition 2012


Deadline to submit Letter of Intent, application, and strategy paper


Competition Organizer

Social Impact Exchange

Submission Date


Business Plan Submission Date


Awards Date


Competition Category
  • Business - All U.S.
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Specialized Industries
Who's Eligible

Open to US-based non-profit organizations that have a focus in education, youth development, health, poverty alleviation or community economic development. 

Companies can either enter in the Early-Stage Growth track or the Mezzanine-Stage Growth track. 

Participating organizations must also be a member of the Social Impact Exchange in order to enter. 

Important Dates

The deadline to submit round I materials (Letter of Intent, application, and Strategy Paper) is December 23, 2011. Participants invited to advance to round II must submit their business plans by April 13, 2012. Finalists will be invited to present their business plans in New York City in June 2012. Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony following the presentations. 

Competition Prizes

Last year's winners received a total of nearly $200,000 in cash and consulting services.

Other Info

During an 8-month evaluation process, entrants develop and submit business plans to scale their operations and improve the lives of people in need. Competition entrants have access to a website of resources on growth, take part in group training and one-on-one consulting, and receive customized written feedback on their plans.