ORLANDO, Fla. (Oct. 30, 2017) – Applications are open until Nov. 5 for the Social Venture
Competition. The competition, hosted by the UCF Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL),
challenges students to pitch business ideas that serve a higher social purpose. Scholarship
awards, sponsored by State Farm, total over $4,000.
The easy application requires students answer six questions about their proposed venture. The
questions focus on the possible social impact and financial sustainability of the business model.
Select applicants will then be invited to pitch their idea to a panel of judges at the competition
Nov. 15, from 3-5p.m. in the Starter Space. The top venture idea wins a $2,000 scholarship and
the four runners up will also receive funding.
Students may get creative in finding a cause that’s meaningful to them to inspire their venture
idea. Winning startups from previous years include a shoe company that provided jobs to
impoverished citizens of Colombia and a non-profit that provided free health screenings to the
homeless. By holding the annual competition, the CEL encourages students to use their
creativity and business savvy for good.
Students may submit their applications through https://app.reviewr.com/s1/site/CEL-SVC18 and
visit https://cel.ucf.edu/svc to learn more.
The UCF Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership was founded to make entrepreneurship an
essential part of the UCF experience. Through a free coaching program, workshops and startup
competitions, it’s helping students unleash their full starter potential.