Prepare Your Entry for the NH Social Venture Innovation Challenge!

Friday, September 27, 2019
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Nesmith Hall
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Session 1

Friday, September 27, 2019
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Nesmith Hall, Room 111 - Changemaker Hub

Session 2
​Friday, October 18, 2019

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Nesmith Hall, Room 111 - Changemaker Hub


Space is limited - register today!


Develop ideas, meet potential teammates and prepare to enter the 2019 SVIC, an idea competition, with the help of leading experts in design thinking and Human Centered Design (HCD), a methodology used by sustainable businesses and non-profits worldwide as a creative approach to problem solving! 

Participants will be guided through a process to help understand the underlying nature of a social or environmental problem of their choice and will develop a proposal for their solution in a 2-page summary
and a 3-minute video.

  • two full-day workshops (Friday, Sept. 27 & Friday, Oct. 18) designed to help individuals or teams
  • prepare for the competition (entries due: Monday, Oct. 28 & Live Final Round: Thursday, Nov. 21)
  • hands-on support & resources
  • one-on-one coaching with previous SVIC winners & finalists
  • understand social innovation as a business approach to address humanity’s toughest challenges
  • learn & practice the tools of HCD and its’ three phases: empathy, inspiration, ideation


Dr. Fiona Wilson, Deputy Chief Sustainability Officer, University of New Hampshire | Director, UNH Sustainability Institute | Affiliate Clinical Associate Faculty, Paul College of Business & Economics

Drew BonfiglioCo-Founder & Managing Partner, Emzingo

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