Startups For Good Challenge 2011


Application deadline


Competition Organizer

Mashable, 92Y, United Nations Foundation

Submission Date


Awards Date


Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)


Competition Category
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Business - Global
Who's Eligible

Companies must have headquarters in the United States or the United Kingdom, and must be using technology or social media to provide an innovative solution to make the world a better place. Businesses must have been in operation for a year at the time of application.

Important Dates

Applications are due on August 9, 2011. Finalists will be selected on August 12, 2011. Final presentations and awards will take place at the Social Good Summit in New York City on September 19 - 22, 2011

Competition Prizes

One grand prize winner will receive a $10,000 cash prize. Each of the eight finalists will receive 2 nights' accommodations in New York City and up to $1,000 for reimbursement of travel expenses to the Summit. 

Other Info

The most innovative technologists, influential minds and passionate activists will come together this September at the Social Good Summit with one shared goal: to unlock the potential of new media and technology to make the world a better place. As part of the Social Good Summit,  the inaugural Startups for Good Challenge will take place, a special event to showcase startups that are striving to improve the world.