Stanford Social Entrepreneurship Challenge 2010


Competition Organizer

Business Association of Stanford Entrepreneurial Students

Submission Date


Awards Date


Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)


Competition Category
  • Graduate - Local U.S.
  • Undergraduate - Local U.S.
Who's Eligible
All team members must be currently enrolled or be no more than 5 years out of higher education. At least one member must be a student at Stanford or a Stanford Alumnus. Ventures must not have received external funding or monetary awards in excess of $50,000.

Important Dates


Deadline to submit executive summaries is February 17, 2010. Final business plans are due May 22, 2010, and final presentations take place at Stanford University on May 27, 2010.


Competition Prizes


The top 5 teams compete for a share of $50,000 in prize money. The final round judges determine the exact allocation of prize money.


Other Info

The Stanford Social E-Challenge features a three stage selection process. Last year’s competition featured 90 entries, with around 20% advancing to the second round. Financial sustainability and social return on investment are key criteria throughout the competition.