Social Venture Circle Announcement for Innovation Entrepreneurs

Social Venture Circle (SVC) is excited to announce that applications for SVC's 2019 cohort of Innovation Entrepreneurs are now open. We are recruiting 12 outstanding entrepreneurs over the next few weeks (eligibility guidelines are listed below). Selected applicants will receive a robust set of benefits including complimentary SVC membership, access to SVC's conference, mentoring and technical assistance, and expanded visibility in the SVC community.

Will you apply to become a 2019 SVC Innovation Entrepreneur today? Please also consider forwarding this opportunity to a colleague or friend.

As you know, the notion of impact entrepreneurship and impact investing is no longer a novel idea or something that happens on the margins of the financial world. Founded by the originators and luminaries of socially conscious business, Social Venture Circle continues to attract and empower the leaders, enterprises, and institutions building an economy that is regenerative, equitable, and prosperous for all and seeks to support the next generation of business leaders in their quest to play a role in the NEXT Economy. SVC’s Innovation Entrepreneurs’ Program is an effort to support this next generation of business leaders especially women entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs of color to secure the human and social capital needed to grow their enterprises and expand their impact.

Eligibility Guidelines

  • The applicant established their venture with the expressed dual purpose of operating a successful business while driving positive environmental and/or social impact

  • Environmental and/or social impact is core to the ventures’ business model

  • Business is 1-7 years old and has had revenue for at least one full year

  • Applicant is a founder or CEO in the business

  • Applications are open to entrepreneurs of color with additional focuses on women entrepreneurs of color, young entrepreneurs of color, and LGBTQ-identified entrepreneurs of color.

  • Applicant is not a current member or has not been a member of SVC for the past three years.

  • Applicant agrees to attend SVC’s 2019 conference (November 13-15, Berkeley, CA) Note: Transportation and lodging are not provided, but SVC can facilitate room shares by request if staying on-site.

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