Social Innovation Challenge
Be the change! Win $25k and a spot in the TTU Accelerator Program!
Applications opening September 15th, 2022!
Mahatma Gandhi once said, "Be the change you want to see in the world." The Social Innovation Challenge supports social innovators wishing to create lasting impact on our community, country, and the world.
In its second inaugural year, the Social Innovation Challenge selects one venture generating social change. The selected venture will be a part of the TTU Accelerator Program and receive $25K, mentorship, and access to co-working space to help them develop into lasting, successful ventures solving today's complex social challenges!
What is a social innovation?
A novel solution to a social problem that is more efficient and sustainable for which the value created supports society as a whole.
Who can apply?
We are looking coachable startup teams who are creating innovative ways to solve a social issue. At least one team member must be 18-years old or older. Not affiliated with Texas Tech University? No worries! Applications are open to the public.
Don't have a formed company? Not a problem! Our program leads you through the process of forming a business entity.
Applying to the competition is a simple, easy three-step process:
- Business Plan with Executive Summary
- Completed Application Questions in application platform (ReviewR)
- Pitch presentation deck
- Resume of primary applicant
- One letter of recommendation
- Demonstration (This can be a video, wireframes, diagram, or storyboard that answers "how will the technology/product/service work?")
Examples of Demos: Devices/Product (physical prototype demonstration), Phone App (wireframe/storyboard), Process/Service (illustration/layout the process)
Visit the application portal by clicking the button below. You'll be asked to create a profile, answer application questions, and upload your supporting documents (listed above) to the application. Don't miss the deadline! Submit your application by February 22nd, 2023.Social Innovation Challenge 2023
Mark your calendars for the important dates listed on the 2022-2023 TTU Accelerator Program Timeline. The 2023-2024 Accelerator Cohort will be announced during an awards ceremony on April 14th, 2023.
Make the most of what the Innovation Hub has to offer! Be a part of Hub Camp, a business plan workshop, and create a competitive business plan! Connect with an iTTU Mentor by scheduling an appointment or contact Taysha Williams to learn more about our resources.
Program Rules & Regs.