Stages of Competiton

Phase 1 - First Round Document Submission

Each team will first submit a Concept Deck and Executive Summary of an innovative business model that addresses a social need.

Enrolment Deadline: 27 October 2016 (Thu)
Submission Deadline: 23 November 2016 (Wed)

Phase 2 - Semi Final Document Submission

The judges review the summaries and select 24 teams to compete in the SEMI-FINAL. Short-listed teams will be invited to write up their detailed Concept Deck, Executive Summary & Pitch Video.

Submission Deadline: 9 January 2017 (Mon)

Phase 3 - Semi Final and Grand Final 

24 Semi Finalist Teams will present their social venture ideas to the Judges on Semi Final Presentation. 8 Teams will be selected to Grand Final Presentation.

Semi Final Presentation: 18 February 2017 (Sat)
Grand Final Presentation: 18 March 2017 (Sat)


All Semi Finalists will be eligible to compete for the Best Presentation (Semi Final).

In Grand Final, the judges will select four teams as Champions and 1st Runner-ups (two teams each), and award teams of Best PresentationBest Social Mission and Most Innovative Idea (one team each). One team will also be elected with Most Popular Project Award.

The Champion and 1st Runner-up Teams will be awarded the startup prize money that will enable them to implement the first phase of their business plan for their social enterprise under mentorship. Members of these two Champion Teams will receive a Startup Award up to $60,000 each, while members of the 1st Runner-up Teams will receive up to $30,000 each.

The team for Most Innovative Idea Award will receive $20,000.