Additional Resources

Check out this Library Guide for SVIC Contestants. This is a great resource for contestants to do background data gathering and to define and document the nature, scope, causes, and consequences of the environmental/social problem they are aiming to help solve. These resources will also help contestants research other existing solutions to these problems.

Further Readings in Market Based Solutions

Resources to Help Guide the Creation of Your Video Entry

For all contestants:

Although the services of the Parker Media Lab at UNH (PML) are available only to UNH students, they have a number of web-based resources to help any competitor in the Social Venture Innovation Challenge with your video submission. In particular, we recommend the “Forms & Guides” section of the Media & Collaboration Services website:

  • Video Making Process Tips
    • Click HERE to view archived streaming video from the Video Production Workshop offered to SVIC contestants by UNH’s Parker Media Lab on 11/04/14. 
      • Please note: Since the date of this recording, responsibility for circulating Parker Media Lab equipment has changed. You must have an active UNH account (ITID) in order to check out equipment.
  • Free Resources
  • Survival Guide
  • What are Intellectual Assets

Want to talk through your idea with someone?

We offer FREE SVIC Consultation with UNH Students who have previously been involved with the SVIC.

Photo of JillJill  Howard, '19

Changemaker Coach & SVIC Consultant

Jill Howard is a Senior majoring in Business Administration with a Self-Designed Option in Social Innovation and Enterprise and minoring in Social Justice Leadership. She spent the Fall semester of her Junior year living and working in Boston as part of the Semester in the City Program. There, she had a transformative experience interning for the Economic Growth team at the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, working on initiatives to advance racial and economic equity in the city. In the Spring of her Junior year, Jill studied abroad in Wellington, New Zealand. Additionally, Jill is involved in UNH’s Women in Business club and Alpha Phi Omega (a co-ed community service fraternity). This Fall she will be starting new positions as a Paul College Dean's Ambassador, a “Big Sister” through Big Brothers Big Sisters New Hampshire, and a Social Media Coordinator and Business Assistant at Symmetry Yoga in Lee. Outside of school and work she enjoys cooking, reading, hiking, and spending time with her family at Lake Winnipesaukee. Jill is excited for her final year at UNH, where she will continue her role as a Student Fellow at UNH’s Center for Social Innovation and Enterprise, connecting students with high-impact, experiential learning opportunities. Schedule a Session with Jill.


Juliana Good ’21 and 2017 SVIC Student Track 3rd Place Winner!
CSIE Fellow and SVIC Consultant

Juliana is a sophomore Music major. She is an active member of the UNH Symphony Orchestra as the principal violist, and participates in several other ensembles within the Department of Music. Juliana also works for the UNH Youth Symphony Orchestra as a coach, where she mentors two sections of young violists to help them learn their music and advance their technical skills. Outside of the Department of Music, she is working on starting her budding nonprofit company, Crescendo Inclusive Curriculums (a 2017 NH Social Venture Innovation Challenge Student Track winning idea), which has the goal of expanding access to fine and performing arts for students with special needs. Juliana is enthusiastic about working with fellow UNH students to develop ideas that will “Do Well and Do Good” in the world. Contact her to schedule SVIC Coaching, or just to chat about what the Center has to offer! 


For UNH students only: 

For registered UNH students, the Parker Media Lab (PML) supports students and faculty in production of rich media. Staff of the PML have the expertise to guide you through the project and the PML also provides you with all the guides and equipment to help you plan, shoot and edit your media assignment.

Find out more online at or stop in.


Examples of Selected Successful Social Ventures for Inspiration

With sincere thanks to Hummingbird Pictures LLC and Holly Mosher, Director and Producer, Bonsai People.

Need inspiration? 

View Muhammad Yunus' Keynote Address to UNH at the New Hampshire Social Business and Microfinance Forum and the Social Business Innovation Challenge, now the Social Venute Innovation Challenge.  9/30/13

View archived streaming video from the Pathway to the Challenge event with Gary Hirshberg and Sally Sampson on 10/28/14

View Gary Hirshberg, Founder and Chairman of Stonyfield Farm, and 2015 Social Innovator of the Year deliver the keynote address, “Inventing the Future: How Social Entrepreneurship Can (and Will) Save Our World!”  11/20/15

View Joe Keefe, President and CEO of Pax World Management LLC, and 2016 Social Innovator of the Year, in a signature dialogue with Paul College Dean, Deborah Merrill-Sands on “The Role of the Financial Markets in Achieving Gender Equality and Economic Growth”.  12/1/16