NH Social Venture Innovation Challenge 2019


SVIC 2019

Winners & Finalists

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  • 1st Place & Honorable Mention Judges' Prize: V'ice Haiti
  • 2nd Place: Community Toy Chest
  • 3rd Place: Wildcats Willing: A UNH Food Re-Purposing Initiative
  • Honorable Mention Judges' Prize: ShipHome
  • Educate West Point: Education Worker Initiative, Liberia
  • Library of Things
  • Nriched
  • The Farmacy Garden: Growing Community Partnerships against Food Insecurity


  • 1st Place: Transform Classrooms with Kikori
  • 2nd Place: Ambrosia Fabrics
  • 3rd Place: New Hampshire Toy Library Network
  • EZGrid
  • Project Blur
  • Providing Menstrual Cups to Homeless Women
  • SQN Capital Partners
  • SUDS

Keynote Speakers

Harriet Lewis
Chair, Lewis Family Foundation | Co-Founder, Alnoba

Alan Lewis
Chairman, Grand Circle Corporation | CEO and Co-Founder, Alnoba

As entrepreneurs, the Lewis’ are well known for their visionary leadership, building Grand Circle Travel, a small travel company they acquired from the original founders in 1985. Over the last 35 years they have built Grand Circle Corporation into a global enterprise—comprised of a family of travel companies—committed to changing people’s lives by offering high-impact experiences to travelers and building communities (in the US and around the world) through philanthropy, social entrepreneurship, and volunteerism. They embody the model of business which is financially successful, but that also integrates innovative models of corporate community engagement, to change lives for the better. As philanthropists, they have made a significant commitment through the Lewis Family Foundation to support the development of courageous leaders to improve society and the environment, supporting many deserving non-profits with both financial support and leadership development. With the establishment of Alnoba in Kensington, NH, Harriet and Alan are now building an innovative and impressive social enterprise, an extraordinary education and retreat center, model sustainable campus and farm, and gathering place whose mission is dedicated to developing courageous leadership and sustainability models to help change people’s lives, create stronger communities, and save the earth we share.

2019 SVIC Supporters

We are extremely grateful to this community of sponsors and partners who, through their support of the SVIC, encourage and elevate NH's innovative thinkers and entrepreneurs. Learn more about these organizations.


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We are extremely grateful to the following New Hampshire community organizations who regularly helped to promote the Social Venture Innovation Challenge to their own members and networks.