Updated: Sep 3
The Foundation has operated the End Poverty Innovation Challenge (EPIC), a global virtual showcase of outstanding BoP social ventures, since 2017. This year, EPIC2020 will focus on social ventures developed by graduate and undergraduate students from university programs around the world. We welcome past or present students interested in social entrepreneurship or innovation to compete in EPIC.
What is EPIC?
The End Poverty Innovation Challenge is a virtual, global competition that features the most innovative startups focused on lifting the livelihoods of the people at the Bottom of the Pyramid. Participants will have access to free educational resources, virtual learning labs, and networking. Finalists have the chance to win cash, mentorship, and other prizes.
Who can apply?
Current or recently graduated college students with a passion for social entrepreneurship and social impact.
You can submit a social venture in its idea stage, research and development stage, prototype stage, or scaling stage.
More information on submission criteria can be found here.
Applications Due Oct. 30th
Preliminary Picks Announced Nov. 25th
Top 10 Social Ventures will present live on Dec. 11th @ 2pm EST via Zoom
Registration requires short answers as well as a 3 minute (maximum) video uploaded via YouTube.