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10 SOCAP Scholarship Entrepreneurs Share About the Value of the Social Capital Markets Conference

SOCAP March 23, 2017

Now is the time to apply for the 2017 SOCAP Entrepreneur Scholarship. Every year hundreds of entrepreneurs from around the world apply for the SOCAP scholarship, from all sectors and stages of growth. This year up to 150 of the most innovative ventures will be selected to receive:

  • Free SOCAP17 full conference pass (valued at $1495)
  • Exclusive access to the Impact Accelerator @SOCAP
  • Hostel accommodations for the duration of the conference
  • Recognition and high visibility at SOCAP17

Year after year SOCAP scholarship awardees tell us that they received so much more than anything we can list in bullet points. We asked the 2016 class of entrepreneurs to tell us in their own words about the things they valued most about their SOCAP experience.

My SOCAP Experience

Of all the wonders of SOCAP, the most interesting is the entrepreneurs you will meet through the scholarship program. This is perhaps the most valuable yet undervalued aspect of the scholarship. Entrepreneurs are truly passionate about their work and learning about yours, they become a sounding board and resource throughout the rest of the weekend. Cuthbert A. Onikute, Dechets a l’Or
The entrepreneur scholarship was a fantastic experience for me – the insight I got from the speakers and my fellow entrepreneurs was super helpful in improving my pitch before I took it into the market. You can’t help but get better being in the same place with so many other smart, inspiring entrepreneurs. Mike Geddes, The Third Half
Attending SOCAP is a highly valuable experience for a variety of reasons. You…have access to thought leaders, investors, program administrators and entrepreneurs. As a result, you can take away new knowledge and perspectives on approaches to making social impact as well as for making your program attractive and beneficial. Ira Sockowitz, Learning Game Studios
It was a life changing experience, as we were able to understand how the capital markets work and the scale we can reach with our companies if we combine the right elements. Inspiring entrepreneurs already reaching millions of people, tons of connections and new friends from all around the World. Antonio Nuno, Someone Somewhere
As a sole founder, one can feel a bit isolated so I loved the opportunity to interact with so many entrepreneurs with similar goals and challenges! Naa-Sakle Akuete, Eu’Genia Shea
The SOCAP scholarship allowed me to affordably attend a world class conference and connect with mentors and other entrepreneurs. Eli Mitchell-Larson, Sun Farmer
Being an scholarship entrepreneur truly made the SOCAP experience great!  We were recognized by other participants, got to network with our peers, and got great tips to prepare for the conference. Afzal Habib, Kidogo
SOCAP ’16 was an incredible experience. TruClinic was given a great opportunity to expand our technology and impact to a global audience. I can’t wait to attend next year! Justin Kahn, TruClinic
Being a scholarship entrepreneur helped me forge lasting relationships with fellow mission-driven entrepreneurs. It’s great motivation to meet others working so hard to make a positive impact, and commiserate about the challenges of building a business that turns a profit and changes the world! The one-day accelerator really helped me make the most out of the rest of SOCAP. If you’re an entrepreneur thinking of coming to SOCAP, applying to be a SOCAP scholarship entrepreneur is really a no-brainer.” Cullen Schwarz, DoneGood
There were lots of accomplished social entrepreneurs and innovators who are working on projects or facing challenges similar to mine, presenting amazing opportunities to listen and learn. Sam Gwer, Ubuntu-Afya Project
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Apply for a SOCAP Scholarship Here

If you know an innovative social entrepreneur that would benefit from the SOCAP Entrepreneur Scholarship, please share this information with them or encourage them to apply.

2017 Application Deadlines

The deadline to apply is June 1st for internationally based entrepreneurs who need an early decision (for visa application purposes). The final application deadline for all entrepreneurs is June 30th.
*Please note: Scholarship does not include travel expenses.

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