Stanford University BASES $150K Challenge 2012


First Round executive summaries due


Competition Organizer

Stanford University's Business Association of Stanford Entrepreneurial Students

Submission Date


Business Plan Submission Date


Awards Date


Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)


Competition Category
  • Graduate - Local U.S.
  • Undergraduate - Local U.S.
  • Social Entrepreneurship
Who's Eligible

The $150K Challenge consists of the E-Challenge, and the Social E-Challenge, both of which are run concurrently. 

Both Challenges are open to all Stanford students, alumni, research and postdoctoral staff, and faculty.

The Social E-Challenge is open to nonprofit or for-profit companies that demonstrate scalable business ideas with quantifiable social or environmental impacts.

Important Dates

The $150k competition has three rounds. Round 1 executive summaries are due on January 29, 2012. Round 2 business plans are due on April 15, 2012. Finalists will be selected on April 25, 2012, following semi-final presentations, and will present their business plans during Round 3 on May 23, 2012.

Competition Prizes

$50,000 prizes will be awarded to the winners of both the E-Challenge and the Social E-Challenge, as well as to the winner of the Product Showcase event.

Other Info

Teams may enter in both the E Challenge and the Social E -Challenge, but if the venture makes it past the first round of both challenges, the team must choose either the Social E-Challenge or E-Challenge to advance in.