Round 1 (February – March, 2017)
The 2017 Edition admitted 19 teams from 13 reputable universities, representing 9 countries in Asia, America, Europe, and Africa.
In this Round, the teams did a first analysis of their business idea and run a social support campaign in which they had to approach their stakeholders to get their support. Their work in this round is essential to get early feedback to develop their business model.
Overall results: Click here to see Round 1’s evaluation form
- Average score: 64;
- Lowest: 45;
- Highest: 80.
Top 5 performers of Round 1 that have won the “IMPACTFUL SOCIAL BUSINESS IDEA AWARD”
- 1. ViREd (Tata Institute of Social Sciences, India) – 80 points
- 2. Solidariteas (Mount Royal University, Canada) – 78 points
- 3. Good start (CFVG (Centre Franco-Vietnamien de formation à la Gestion), Vietnam) – 76.5 points
- 4. Poverty Prevention Bonds (Tel Aviv University, Israel) – 73.5 points
- 5. Purchase platform in Kenya (HEC Paris, France) – 70 points.
Round 2 (April – May, 2017)
The results of Round 2 will be announced on June 20 and each of the top 5 teams will receive $2000. Click here to see Round 2’s evaluation form
Below are the teams 14 that passed Round 1’s requirements to compete in Round 2.
- CIBUS HEC Montréal, Canada
- Feeding animals using the wasted vegetables East Delta University, Bangladesh
- Good start CFVG (Centre Franco-Vietnamien de formation à la Gestion), Vietnam
- Jason’s Galapagos: Paving New Solutions Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan
- Nutrition for indigent (Hasta La Vista ) East Delta University, Bangladesh
- Poverty Prevention Bonds Tel Aviv University, Israel
- Purchase platform in Kenya HEC Paris, France
- Renowaste Tata Institute of Social Sciences, India
- Social Mart McGill University, Canada
- Solidariteas Mount Royal University, Canada
- SOTA (Sustainable Online Travel Agent) Université Catholique de Lille, France
- TrekHub Universidad Veracruzana, Mexico
- ViREd Tata Institute of Social Sciences, India
- Y-Farm Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU), Japan
Final round (September 11-18, 2017)
Teams who pass Round 2 will be invited to HEC Montréal to compete in the final round. The finalists will present their business to a panel of jury that is comprised of social entrepreneurs, investors, and media experts.
Prizes to be won:
- First prize: $15,000 cash + 1 tuition waiver (value of CAD8,500) to participate in MOSAIC-HEC Summer School on Management of Creativity in an Innovation Society (http://ecole-ete.hec.ca/en);
- Second prize: $7,000 cash + 1 tuition waiver (value of CAD8,500) to participate in MOSAIC-HEC Summer School on Management of Creativity in an Innovation Society (http://ecole-ete.hec.ca/en);
- Third prize: 1 tuition waiver (value of CAD8,500) to participate in MOSAIC-HEC Summer School on Management of Creativity in an Innovation Society (http://ecole-ete.hec.ca/en).
Round 1 results
- 1. WOW Foundation (Wealth Out of Waste) – India (87 points)
- 2. Tecnologias – Mexico (85 points)
- 3. Comprehensive Community Pharmacy – Mexico (70 points)
- 4. Math for all – Columbia (70 points)
- 5. PediCare – Bangladesh (70 points)
Round 2 results
Of 21 teams that completed Round 2’s requirements (i.e. business concept pitch and proof of crowdfunding campaign results), the top 5 of Round 2 are:
- 1. El negro está de moda – Columbia (85 points)
- 2. WOW Foundation (Wealth Out of Waste) – India (80 points)
- 3. Campus family care – Australia (75 points)
- 4. Kanekta – Canada (74 points)
- 5. PediCare – Bangladesh (74 points)
Round 3 results
Below are result summary and the links to watch the 15 teams’ pitch presentations on September 12, 2016: -Room 1 – Demers (average score: 56; lowest: 50; highest: 64)
-Room 2 – Cogeco (average score: 60; lowest: 40; highest: 91)
-Room 3 – Rona (average score: 58; lowest: 50; highest: 70)
Here is the link to view the 3 finalists’ presentations: https://tintin.hec.ca/audiovisuel/opal_vis/visionnement.cfm?idM=1562_38980477.
Our winners are