We're excited to announce nine semifinalist entrepreneurs have been chosen for the 3rd annual CommonBond Social Impact Award. They will now be competing for a chance to win $10,000 for their venture.
A big thanks to every early-stage entrepreneur who submitted their video explaining how their business is a positive force for change. We were overwhelmed and inspired by the applications. Nearly 100 social entrepreneurs submitted videos, making it very difficult to choose our semifinalists.
To be eligible for the award, businesses needed to be for-profit enterprises with a social mission that drives positive change, locally or globally. To determine which applicants became semifinalists, we considered:
Funds raised to dateSocial impact made to datePotential impact for change over timeScalability of the company's business model
Nine social entrepreneurs have now made it to the semifinalist round, where your votes will determine which three make the cut to become finalists for their chance to win $10,000 to supercharge their startup. Check out the videos below and vote for your favorite social entrepreneur by midnight on April 7th.
Our semifinalists (in alphabetical order)
Eat Offbeat delivers authentic ethnic meals that are prepared and delivered by refugees in New York City.
Hidden Tears Project
The Hidden Tears Project is a media company dedicated to raising awareness of and funds for fighting human trafficking in America.
Kheyti designs, adapts and implements low-cost farming solutions that help growers in India increase the yield and predictability of their produce.
LaborX is the "LinkedIn for the LinkedOut," a talent marketplace for people with nontraditional backgrounds.
Nyweza aims to make unregulated public passenger transportation safer in Uganda.
Prepify provides free SAT and ACT prep for underprivileged students, and connects students directly with college admissions offices who want to recruit them.
Tembo Education empowers mothers in developing countries to teach their children through a mobile education platform.
TemperPack manufactures innovative packaging products that help large e-commerce companies waste less.
Umano is a clothing company featuring artwork drawn by children. For every product purchased, the company gives a backpack full of art supplies to a child in need.