Social Business Champ

Social Business Champ is a global competition for idea stage social businesses that challenges young people to design business solutions addressing pressing social issues.

Get Awarded

Winning team will get the finest opportunity to get awarded by the Nobel peace prize winner Professor Muhammad Yunus.

Resources

Winners will get the opportunity to work with YY Goshti on launching own social businesses by accessing resources and networks.

Exclusive Access

Winners will get access to social business accelerators and funds for resources to form valuable partnerships and make further development.

Mentorship

Top teams will receive 6-month long mentorship while materializing the idea into a viable social business and get connected to top executive or investor.

Incubation

Get incubated by YY Goshti, a social business incubator that works with early stage social entrepreneurs and provides office training and space.

Global Network

Social Business Champ can be your exposure to an extensive network of professionals and practitioners from global social business community.

What Are You Waiting For

Jump in and start molding your idea into a practical social solution that will put people life at ease in your community.

Social Business Champ is something that energizes everybody, helps everybody to think differently, think fresh, bring out new ideas; who know one of these ideas will completely change the world.

Professor Muhammad Yunus
2006 Nobel Peace Prize winner and Founder of Grameen Bank

Global Competition

With proper nurture and growth, the competition is a platform for you to showcase your entrepreneurial skills and creativity to generate solutions for pressing social problems.

Schedule

A schedule at a glance is listed below. Check the program for this year's conference and learn about the speakers and sessions in store for tech enthusiasts.

  • 1

    Application Starts

    May 9th, 2018

  • 2

    Submission Deadline

    May 31st, 2018

  • 3

    Qualifier Announcement

    June 3rd, 2018

  • 4

    Interview of Qualifiers

    June 6th-7th, 2018

  • 5

    Finalist Announcement

    June 10th, 2018

  • 6

    Mentoring Sessions

    June 28th, 2018 (Bangalore)

  • 7

    Final Pitch, & Award Giving Ceremony

    June 29th, 2018 (Bangalore)

Frequently Asked Questions

Check out the FAQs to find the answers to common questions. Can't find your question answered here? Contact us.

What is Social Business?

Social business is a cause-driven, for-profit, non-dividend business. In a social business, the investors/owners can gradually recoup the money invested, but cannot take any dividend beyond that point. Purpose of the investment is purely to achieve one or more social objectives through the operation of the company; no personal gain is desired by the investors. The company must cover all costs and make profit, at the same time achieve the social objective, such as, healthcare for the poor, housing for the poor, financial services for the poor, nutrition for malnourished children, providing safe drinking water, introducing renewable energy, etc. in a business way.

The impact of the business on people or environment, rather the amount of profit made in a given period measures the success of social business. Sustainability of the company indicates that it is running as a business. The objective of the company is to achieve social goal/s.

What is Social Business Champ?

Launched in 2014, Social Business Champ, today, has become one of the leading social business competition and it engages young entrepreneurs and social business leaders from around the world. The Competition encourages participants to generate timely solutions for acute social problems and launch their own social business ventures.

While funding for materializing the social business, the idea is a gain, Social Business Champ is something more than that. It creates an experiential learning opportunity – connecting and competing against top innovators, training and mentoring from the social business gurus, exposure to an extensive network of professionals and businesses, and the chance to get awarded by the father of social business – Professor Muhammad Yunus.

What is SBYA Global?

Social Business Youth Alliance (SBYA) is a global initiative where the youth of the world come together and start changing their communities. SBYA is a triple box set; a speaker-box to listen to your role models, a VR-box to learn from their experiences and a toolbox to design solutions and lead through your own social business venture.

SBYA harnesses the power of young people, entrepreneurship and technology to bring social change. Our purpose is to interpret, brainstorm and disburse the concept of Social Business among the youth.

 

What are the eligibility guidelines?

The eligibility guidelines are as follows:

  • The team must include university students in any area of study from all over the world.
  • Each team should include 2-4 persons. Teammates can be from different institutions.
  • The team should be named after their business plan.
  • A team cannot enter with multiple ideas.
  • Submitted plans should aim to be financially sustainable and scalable.
  • The idea should address at least one social problem.
  • Top teams need to build a working prototype before the final pitch.
  • The social business idea can be aimed at creating social impact in anywhere in the world.

Find Us

Feel free to get in touch or drop us a line if you need any help.

VISIT US

SBYA GLOBAL FOUNDATION HQ
House 692, Road 09, Mirpur DOHS.
Dhaka 1216, Bangladesh

EMAIL US

connect@sbyaglobal.org

CALL US

01753 753104