St. John's: May 11 - 12, 2018


Everyone is welcome!

Social Innovation Challenges are gatherings that inspire local social innovators to collaborate and launch their social ideas. These are hugely impactful as social innovators become part of an ecosystem and are supported by local collaborators through their time, advice, and connections.

Day 1 – May 11
6:00pm - Pitch Coaching & Networking
7:00 - Welcome!!
7:10 - Keynote Speaker
7:20 - 60 second pitches start up
8:10 - Audience Feedback
8:30 - Top 10 Announced
9:00 - Groups to assess feedback & form teams

Day 2 – May 12 
8:30am - Breakfast
9:00 - Idea Development Introduction
9:15 - Group work on Idea & Pitch Presentations
2:00 - Pitch Finales
3:30 - Break & People's Choice voting
3:45 - Award Ceremony



The St John's Social Innovation Challenge will be held at 

The Cochrane Centre

42 Bannerman St

St John's, NL

A1C 3M6


Registration for the St. John's Social Innovation Challenge is now open!  ​


Please click to register. 


1st Place - $1,500 cash, $1200 year long membership to Clausehound, 1 year in the Social Mentor Network, 1 year of e-learning to Small Business Solver,  a Social Media course on fundraising by CanadaHelps (value $500), and one week co-working at Common Ground

2nd Place - $1,000 cash, $1200 year long membership to Clausehound, 1 year in the Social Mentor Network, 1 year of e-learning to Small Business Solver,  a Social Media course on fundraising by CanadaHelps (value $500), and three days co-working at Common Ground

3rd Place - $500 cash, $1200 year long membership to Clausehound, 1 year in the Social Mentor Network, 1 year of e-learning to Small Business Solver, a Social Media course on fundraising by CanadaHelps (value $500), and one day co-working at Common Ground

Quadruple Bottom Line - $1,000 cash, $1200 year long membership to Clausehound, 1 year in the Social Mentor Network, and 1 year of e-learning to Small Business Solver, and a Social Media course on fundraising by CanadaHelps (value $500)

People's Choice Award - $500 cash, $1200 year long membership to Clausehound, 1 year in the Social mentor Network, and 1 year of e-learning to Small Business Solver, and a Social Media course on fundraising by CanadaHelps (value $500)



The St John's Social Innovation Challenge is brought to you by: 

Memorial University
Cochrane Street United Church
Common Ground Coworking