Toronto

Social Innovation Challenge is a unique opportunity that brings together change makers, mentors, and funders all focused on bettering society. Ideas should focus on one or more of the following areas: economic, social, environmental and spiritual.

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Make your dream a reality. Now is the time to share your idea, develop your concept, discover new partners, and compete for a chance to win start up funding.

FRIDAY MAY 6th
5:30 - Meet the Funders Networking Event. There are over 20 sponsors, business professionals, and funders that have already confirmed their attendance. Be there! Plus there is a "Business Bingo" networking game sponsored by Staples Copy & Print.
6:00 - Pitching Pits & Coaching. If you are a social innovator, here is your chance to get some extra help from seasoned experts. Join one of four pitching coaches for some tweaking and inspiration. Not a pitcher? Keep networking!
7:00 - Keynote Speaker: Furniture Bank. A creative social enterprise that has been in existence since 1998 proving that "4 Walls Alone Don't Make a Home". Learn more: http://www.furniturebank.org
7:30 - 1st Round of Pitches. Up to 50 Social Innovations will be pitched in 60 seconds! Only the top 10 move forward based on People's Choice.
8:45 - First Impression Award is announced and received $500 cash

SATURDAY MAY 7th
8:30 - Breakfast
9:00 - Top 10 Announced. All are invited to join a team and support each other in this work. Each team will be assigned a business guru as your mentor throughout the day to refine your idea into a 3 minute presentation.
12 noon - Bagged lunch is provided. Keep working!
2:00 - Final Presentations
3:30 - People's Choice Voting & Panelist Deliberations
3:50 - Award Ceremony

​Prizes

1st Place: $2,000 cash from United Church of Canada, $2,500 website from XOD Media, a Datawind tablet, $1500 in business consultation from MNP Consulting, $1,200 worth of legal templates from Clausehound, $500 value social media course from CanadaHelps.org, business mentoring, Small Business Solver elearning, For Youth Initiative's 6-month grant writing support and branding consultation, $300 project management & CRM tool for 1 year from Keela

2nd Place: $1,500 cash from United Church, $1500 in business consultation from MNP Consulting, a Datawind tablet, business mentoring, Small Business Solver learning, $300 project management & CRM tool for 1 year from Keela 

3rd Place: $1,000 cash from United Church, $1500 in business consultation from MNP Consulting, a Datawind tablet, business mentoring, Small Business Solver learning, $300 project management & CRM tool for 1 year from Keela

People's Choice: $500 cash from United Church, business mentoring, Small Business Solver e-learning, $300 project management & CRM tool for 1 year from Keela 

Quadruple Bottom Line Award: $1,000 cash from Glenco Foundation, business mentoring, Small Business Solver e-learning, $300 project management & CRM tool for 1 year from Keela

First Impression Award: $500 cash from Crestpoint Real Estate

**This is a non-denominational event**
     

The Toronto Social Innovation Challenge will take place on the George Brown College Waterfront Campus.

51 Dockside Drive, Toronto
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Registration for the Toronto Social Innovation Challenge is now open. 

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