The Social Ventures Foundation mission is to facilitate sustainable market creation at the Bottom of the Pyramid by identifying, promoting and facilitating the investment in social ventures that employ the poor to lift the livelihoods of the poor.  

The End Poverty Innovation Challenge is at the heart of the Foundation’s mission, EPIC facilitates a pipeline to facilitate the identification, recognition, promotion and investment in the most impactful and of outstanding sustainable social ventures that can scale and make a difference to millions of the world’s poor. 


EPIC is open to all social venture startups focused on lifting the livelihoods of the poor originating from colleges, universities, and labs globally. After an initial round of the competition, finalists will present their social ventures at the global round on November 20, 2020. 

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