Back in Person at SOCAP22 with an All-New Program
Since 2019, the COVID pandemic shifted all of SOCAP’s offerings to a virtual format, including our Entrepreneur Program. We can’t wait to be back in person for our 2022 conference, and we are so excited to be providing for the first time an all-new setup for our Entrepreneur Program. We are looking for the most innovative, scalable, and impactful ideas from across the globe to join us in our 30-person social entrepreneur cohort this year to be featured on stage at our global SOCAP event in San Francisco, October 17 to 20.
Entrepreneurs in this year’s program will get a unique opportunity to not only connect with and learn from one another leading up to the event, but also the chance to pitch their ventures to the entire SOCAP audience at our in-person flagship convening. If you are looking to broaden your networks, connect with peers from around the globe, and have access to connecting with major investors and donors, then this is the program for you!
The application period has ended.
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The SOCAP Entrepreneur Program was a positive and enlightening experience for me as it focused on the unique needs of social entrepreneurs that the majority of accelerators out there just don’t have any knowledge of. Additionally, it was inspiring to be around other founders who were trying to bring positive change to the world. It’s a different energy to be around double and triple bottom line change-makers vs purely profit-driven companies. ZONEZ.tv, SOCAP social entrepreneur alumni
Participants of the Entrepreneur Program will receive the following benefits:
1 ticket to attend SOCAP22 in San Francisco in October
Housing in San Francisco, offered on a first-come-first-serve basis for the duration of the conference (Sunday night through Wednesday night)
A 3-minute live pitch spot during SOCAP22
A Welcome Orientation Webinar the week following the cohort’s selection
Facilitated virtual learning sessions on specific topics related to current challenges entrepreneurs are facing in the months leading up to SOCAP22
Monthly virtual “Happy Hour” connection calls to meet cohort peers
Lex Mundi Legal Office Hours to answer questions regarding business legal matters
Private group access in SOCAP Assembly to share questions and resources with the cohort
In-person Happy Hour & Orientation Day in San Francisco before SOCAP22 opens
Booth space in our Marketplace showcase (for entrepreneurs in the cohort who sell a product and are able to ship it to SOCAP22)
Please note that at this time, any costs associated with air travel to/from San Francisco and obtaining a visa to enter the U.S. are not covered by our program.
Such a high-quality experience and series of events! No matter what area you work in or your level of experience, you’ll walk away incredibly enriched. The connections and warm introductions with speakers and fellow entrepreneurs are invaluable and will give you an advantage. Being a part of SOCAP legitimizes your place in the space. Citefull, SOCAP social entrepreneur alumni
Who should apply to the SOCAP Entrepreneur Program?
This year, we are specifically looking for entrepreneurs that meet the following criteria:
Are investment-ready and actively looking for investment/donations
Are legally registered either as a nonprofit or for-profit entity
Have positive environmental and social impact as a core focus of their business model
Have impact data the venture tracks and manages
Have generated sales and/or managed donations
Have investor-related/donor-related materials, such as a pitch presentation, financial projections, etc.
Have an active website or web presence (such as a Facebook or Instagram page)
We are not accepting applications. We will notify entrepreneurs by mid-August.