NH Social Venture Innovation Challenge

SVIC 2019

Welcome to the LIVE Final Round,
Keynote & Awards Ceremony

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
FINALISTS
KEYNOTE
SUPPORTERS


Schedule of Events

9:15 A.M. TO 9:45 A.M. | COFFEE, NETWORKING & REGISTRATION
Holloway Commons, First Floor Foyer    

9:45 A.M. TO 10:00 A.M. | WELCOME
Holloway Commons, Squamscott Room

10:00 A.M. TO 12:00 P.M. | FINAL ROUND PRESENTATIONS

From a large pool of competitors, the finalists in each of the community and student tracks present their ideas and     answer questions from a distinguished panel of judges.

  Student Track Finalists
    Holloway Commons, Squamscott Room

  Community Track Finalists
    Holloway Commons, Piscataqua Room

12:40 P.M. TO 2:00 P.M. | KEYNOTE & AWARDS
Memorial Union Building, Granite State Room

2019 Social Innovators of  the Year
Harriet Lewis

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

Keynote Address:
“Courageous Leadership: Changing Lives, Creating Stronger Communities and Saving the Earth”

2:00 P.M. TO 3:30 P.M. | COMMUNITY NETWORKING & CELEBRATION RECEPTION*
Memorial Union Building, Granite State Room

*With the generous support of the New Hampshire Community Development Finance Authority (CDFA) and the Business Finance Authority (BFA), this special event will bring together contestants, finalists, and winners with judges, supporters, UNH faculty, staff and alumni, and the broader community committed to sustainable development. 


Finalists

COMMUNITY TRACK

  • Community Toy Chest
  • Educate West Point: Education Worker Initiative, Liberia
  • Library of Things
  • Nriched
  • ShipHome
  • The Farmacy Garden: Growing Community Partnerships against Food Insecurity
  • V'ice Haiti
  • Wildcats Willing: A UNH Food Re-Purposing Initiative

STUDENT TRACK

  • Ambrosia Fabrics
  • EZGrid
  • New Hampshire Toy Library Network
  • Project Blur
  • Providing Menstrual Cups to Homeless Women
  • SQN Capital Partners
  • SUDS
  • Transform Classrooms with Kikori

Learn more about this year's finalists.


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.

SPONSORS

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COHOSTS

PROMOTIONAL PARTNERS

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.