The Impact Challenge is a regional business competition that awards funding and brings regional attention to the most innovative, impactful, and viable start-up social ventures.

reSET is excited to announce that the 2016 prize pool will be valued at $100,000!

 

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2016 Impact Awards

Impact Awards Night (IAN) is the event at which reSET’s competition culminates. After a three-level application process, honorees chosen by an expert jury receive public recognition, and share unrestricted seed capital and expert professional services. This year’s prize purse is valued at $100,000.

The theme of reSET’s 2016 IAN is “A Leading Role.” Approximately 300 people playing leading roles in the region’s business landscape will be in attendance at the awards celebration, from reSET members and co-workers, to social entrepreneurs, to business mentors and partners, and other industry leaders.

Eligibility and Requirements

Businesses that are eligible are incorporated or hold significant operations in New England, have generated less than $1,000,000 in total revenue to date, and create viable, sustainable, market-based solutions to social, environmental, or community challenges.

We look for start-up ventures that make a clear and compelling case for how they create positive social or environmental impact in the community. While we don’t disqualify applicants based on stage, legal structure, or lack thereof, we look for businesses that have a proven and viable business models. The business plan and strategy must be clear, compelling and comprehensive, and the team must demonstrate an understanding of what’s needed to execute it successfully.

If you are selected as an Honoree, you must prepare and deliver a finalist pitch to a panel of judges. You are also expected to attend at least one Honoree-only event as well as the Impact Awards Night on in Hartford, CT.

Businesses that are eligible are incorporated or hold significant operations in New England, have generated less than $1,000,000 in total revenue to date, and create viable, sustainable, market-based solutions to social, environmental, or community challenges.

We look for start-up ventures that make a clear and compelling case for how they create positive social or environmental impact in the community. While we don’t disqualify applicants based on stage, legal structure, or lack thereof, we look for businesses that have a proven and viable business models. The business plan and strategy must be clear, compelling and comprehensive, and the team must demonstrate an understanding of what’s needed to execute it successfully.

If you are selected as an Honoree, you must prepare and deliver a finalist pitch to a panel of judges. You are also expected to attend at least one Honoree-only event as well as the Impact Awards Night on in Hartford, CT.

How to Apply

Applications for the 2016 Impact Challenge have now closed.

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