NH Social Venture Innovation Challenge

svic stepsWelcome to the 2020 SVIC!

The SVIC invites students (as individuals or in teams of up to 5 members) from across the state to identify pressing social, environmental or economic issues at the state, national or global level, and develop innovative, sustainable, business-oriented ideas to solve them. 

This is an IDEA competition and an excellent applied learning project; no detailed business plans or financials needed. Write a 2-page paper and create a 3-minute video explaining your solution to the problem you've identified.

Submit the SVIC Connect form (all contestants must complete this form as the first step in the process) and we’ll email you updates, resources, event invites, and tips.
You are not obligated to enter by submitting the SVIC Connect form, but it will keep you in the loop and allow you to enter.

Learn more about eligibility, the rules, judging criteria, important dates, prizes and resources to help you plan and refine your idea to get competition ready!



NEW for 2020

We have plenty of materials, activities and other supports to help you!
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Also NEW for 2020:
1. Student track only: Build your networks and join a community of NH students interested in solving today’s issues! ANY NH college/university student is eligible.
2. MORE Finalists :(Increased chance of winning a prize!) 9 student teams will be chosen as Finalists to pitch their ideas to a panel of distinguished judges who are leaders in their fields.
3. MORE Winners: 9 TOTAL FINALIST PRIZES:  Six (6) Category and three (3) Audience Choice cash prizes!