Deadline: September 6, 2017.
The Rise Fund is partnering with Forbes and Echoing Green to host the first-ever Under 30 Impact Challenge. The competition is open to creative entrepreneurs around the world, under the age of 30, who are driving positive social and environmental impact through successful for-profit enterprises. The winning business will receive up to $500,000 in value and will be awarded at the fourth annual Forbes Under 30 Summit on October 2, 2017, in Boston.
Terms & Conditions:
From October 1-4, 2017, the Forbes Under 30 Summit, the world’s greatest gathering of young entrepreneurs and game-changers, is expected to bring together in Boston more than 6,000 of the planet’s current and future leaders in every major field. Summit participants will converge across nine interconnected themed stages: Tech, Create, Capital, Impact, Discover, Wealth Advisor, Women@Forbes and Ideas, as well as a Main stage for Forbes 30 Under 30 honorees.
You are encouraged to register for the competition as soon as possible and to make note of all submission requirements. Its suggested that you compile all components of the submission offline and then upload and copy/paste your responses. Applicants may be asked for follow-up information by competition judges. Finalists will be selected and notified by September 15, 2017. Finalists will pitch their businesses to The Rise Fund and Echoing Green investment teams during the week of September 18, 2017, either in person or via video or telephone conference.
To be eligible to participate in the competition, an applicant must be:
An active entrepreneur who is under the age of 30 at the time of the competition (i.e., born after October 2, 1987) who is a founder, co-founder or top executive of their business with the authority to enter this competition on their business’ behalf.
In the “growth phase” of its business, with either (a) at least 2 full 12-month periods of generating revenue above $100,000 in each period and/or (b) at least $1 million in cumulative revenue since inception.
In a business that (a) creates a positive social and/or environmental impact as an inherent and intentional part of its core strategy and (b) operates in one or more of the following seven sectors: (1) education, (2) energy, (3) food and agriculture, (4) financial services, (5) growth infrastructure, (6) healthcare, or (7) technology, media, and telecommunications.
How to Participate:
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