Answer six questions about your social innovation. Enter a project at any stage.
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The Social Innovation Challenge (SIC) is a student social venture contest organized by the Center for Peace and Commerce at the University of San Diego. Through the SIC, university students in San Diego generate ideas for innovative ventures that respond to a social, economic, environmental, or justice issue of their choice, and compete for seed funding to launch or expand their ventures. Social ventures may be for-profit, non-profit, or hybrid models with a domestic or international focus. The 2016 SIC will award $50,000 of seed funding for social innovation.
USD TRACK: $25,000 of funding will be awarded to social innovations from University of San Diego (USD) students
SAN DIEGO TRACK:$10,000 of funding will be awarded to social innovations from students attending other universities in San Diego county
MOBILE TECH TRACK: $5,000 of funding will be awarded to social innovations that use mobile and wireless technology to address a social challenge. Projects may include apps, web platforms, and other mobile and wireless technology. Sponsored by Qualcomm Wireless Reach and Qualcomm Ventures.
WOMEN INNOVATORS TRACK: $10,000 of funding will be awarded to social innovations created and led by female USD students. The Women Innovators Track is part of an initiative at the CPC that seeks to inspire, encourage and prepare female students to become innovators and entrepreneurs for social change.