2018 SNVC Finalists Announced

The Rustandy Center and Polsky Center are pleased to announce the 7 teams advancing to the finals of the 2018 John Edwardson, ’72, Social New Venture Challenge (SNVC).

The SNVC is the social impact track of the Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New Venture Challenge (NVC), the University of Chicago’s nationally ranked accelerator program. The SNVC is run by Chicago Booth’s Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation in partnership with the Polsky Center.

The following teams will present to a panel of distinguished judges and compete for $75,000 in startup capital and $40,000 in additional specialized awards during the eighth annual competition on Tuesday, May 22.

AIM Clinics provides the gold standard autism therapy to children in rural US communities.
(School affiliation: Booth, Harris, SSA)

Gather Activism is a digital platform for political activism.

Insights for Impact is a for-profit social enterprise that helps small to medium nonprofit organizations realize the use of data within their organizations.
(Booth, Harris)

Mighty is a free online and mobile marketplace for the public to deposit money in secure, community-investing banks.
(Graham, College)

Shakti empowers functionally illiterate women in India to enforce their rights and access legal and public health resources.
(Harris, Booth)

Unbreakable is a 10-week, anti-bullying online video program that focuses on empowering youth by improving their self-confidence and coping skills using scientifically proven psychological techniques.

VouchCircle is a professional networking platform for underserved communities. All people need professional networks to discover careers and find jobs.

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