Join us for the concluding day of the 7th annual New Hampshire Social Venture Innovation Challenge: a day of inspiration, information, networking, and celebration of New Hampshire’s student and community social entrepreneurs!
This initiative of the University of New Hampshire has been organized by the Center of Social Innovation and Enterprise in conjunction with the Carsey School of Public Policy, Paul College of Business and Economics, UNHInnovation, UNH Sustainability Institute, and Net Impact UNH.
November 21, 2019
Schedule of Events:
9:15 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. | Registration, Coffee & Networking | Holloway Commons, First Floor
9:45 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. | Welcome & Opening Ceremony | Holloway Commons, First Floor
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. | Final Round Presentations
- Student Track Finalists | Holloway Commons, Squamscott Room
- Community Track Finalists Track | Holloway Commons, Piscataqua Room
From a large pool of competitors, the eight finalists in each of the community and student tracks present their ideas and answer questions from a distinguished panel of judges.
12:40 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. | SVIC Awards, Social Innovator of the Year Award, & Keynote | MUB, Granite State Room
Courageous Leadership: Changing Lives, Creating Stronger Communities and Saving the earth
Featuring Social Innovators of the Year:
Chair, Lewis Family Foundation | Co-Founder, Alnoba
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.