A digital platform to help educators use experiential education to improve students’ lives and a micro-franchise that delivers vitamin supplementation to people in Haiti were the winners of UNH’s seventh annual NH Social Venture Innovation Challenge (SVIC).
Kendra Bostick ’23G and Bryn Lottig took home the top prize in the student track with Kikori, a digital platform that improves students' social, emotional and academic outcomes with experiential education activities. First place for the community track went to Haley Burns ’20. Her project, V'ice Haiti, delivers affordable vitamin supplementation to the people who need it most by employing Haitian youth and mothers as micro-franchisees.
Each year, participants develop early-stage concepts for creative, financially viable solutions to society’s most pressing sustainability challenges. Since 2013, the SVIC has seen participation from more than 1,200 contestants and provided over $300,000 in funding and resources to winners.