Are you an early-stage entrepreneur using business to drive social impact? Do you believe that for-profit businesses can be a positive force for change? Then you could win $10,000 in the 3rd annual CommonBond Social Impact Award.
CommonBond defines for-profit social entrepreneurs as leaders using business to drive positive social change, locally or globally.
To enter, submit a 2-minute video explaining how your business is a positive force for change. Enter by midnight on February 29.
Worried about your video skills? Don't sweat it! Your camera phone can do the trick just fine. CommonBond CEO and Co-founder David Klein shows you what his submission for the award would look like here.
Need some inspiration?
Last year's winner, Sindhura Sarikonda, was awarded the CommonBond Social Impact Award for her organization, Sanlaap North America, which rescues, shelters, and empowers human trafficking victims. Sanlaap North America's education and employment program, Zesa, teaches design and life skills to trafficking survivors and girls in high-risk communities. Graduates are employed by Zesa to handcraft goods for sale and 100% of the profits are used to fund education and shelter expenses, thereby creating a self-sustaining organization.In 2014, Summer Technologies CEO & Co-Founder Christine Su won the inaugural CommonBond Social Impact Award. Her company creates technology that enables sustainable cattle ranchers to maintain responsible grazing practices.
We want to know how your business will be a force for change, so enter today.
February 1: The CommonBond Social Impact Award application opens
February 29: The application period closes (so don't miss it!)
March 7: CommonBond selects the semi-finalists and will open voting to the public to determine the 3 finalists. Once voting begins, we encourage you to promote your video and activate your network to vote for your business.
April 7: Voting ends at midnight.
May 5: The businesses with the most votes will participate in a pitch event in New York City. A winner will be chosen by an expert panel of social entrepreneurs.