John Edwardson, ’72, Social New Venture Challenge (SNVC) Finals
Join the Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation at Chicago Booth and the Polsky Center for the 2019 finals of the John Edwardson, ’72, Social New Venture Challenge (SNVC). SNVC finalist teams will present to a panel of distinguished judges and compete for $75,000 in cash prizes and additional specialized awards. The SNVC is the social impact track of the Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New Venture Challenge (NVC), which helps students launch for-profit and nonprofit ventures with a social impact mission and a model for financial sustainability. Doors open for the 2019 SNVC at 9:15 a.m., and the program will begin at 10 a.m. The 2019 SNVC Finals will also be livestreamed and access to the livestream will be available at www.chicagonvc.com.
This event is part of UChicago Innovation Fest 2019, a month-long celebration of pioneering discovery and entrepreneurial endeavors at the University of Chicago. Organized by the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, the series of events, workshops and accelerator programs, including the globally recognized Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New Venture Challenge, highlights the breadth and impact of innovation at UChicago in the areas of entrepreneurship and research commercialization, scientific advancements, and social and global impact. This year’s Innovation Fest will take place May 1-June 9, 2019. For more information, visit innofest.uchicago.edu.