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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.

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 Night
6:00 Pitching Pits & Meet the Funders Networking Event
7:00 Welcome & Keynote Speaker
7:30 Pitch Competition
8:45 Voting Time

Saturday Morning
9:00 Top 8 Announced
9:15 Business Development & Presentations
2:00 Final Presentations
3:30: Panelist Deliberations
3:50: Awards Ceremony

1st place - $2000 in cash (United Church of Canada Foundation), $2000 in legal advice (TMLawyers), $2000 business coaching (Small Business Solver), $1200 access to a legal document database (Clausehound), $250 technology services credit + 1 year website hosting and domain registration + 1 year antivirus & cloud backup (A+ Computers & Services), $225 Launchpad course (Innovate Manitoba), 1 year volunteer management software (Charity Republic), Datawind tablet

2nd place - $1500 cash (United Church of Canada Foundation), $2000 business coaching (Small Business Solver), $150 technology services credit + 1 year website hosting and domain registration (A+ Computers & Services), and a Datawind tablet

3rd place - $1000 cash (United Church of Canada Foundation), $2000 business coaching, and a Datawind tablet

People's Choice - $500 cash (United Church of Canada Foundation), $100 Visa gift card (RBC)

The Social Innovation Challenge Winnipeg will take place at the University of Manitoba, at The Hub Pub.

Registration for this event is now open. The cost is $50, which includes breakfast and lunch on Saturday. 


**Register before November 6 and receive 50% off with the coupon code YWG50