CommonBond Social Impact Award for College StudentsThe CommonBond Social Impact Award, in partnership with Pencils of Promise, is offering a $10,000 cash prize to fund a top undergraduate entrepreneur, with a business idea that drives social good. Current college students are welcome to apply and will receive coaching on how to write a business plan, generate revenue and pitch to investors from Techstars.

Selected finalists, will get the opportunity to showcase socially-minded business ideas, and pitch to a panel of judges who include: Grammy Award-Winning artist, Lil Jon, CEO & Co-Founder at Pencils of Promise, the Co-Founder at Birchbox and CEO & Co-Founder at CommonBond.

In addition to the $10,000 cash prize, the winner will receive expert startup coaching from CommonBond‘s leadership team.

Award Eligibility

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be currently enrolled in a not-for-profit college or university.
  • Have a business or business idea, must drive positive social impact.
  • Have business or business idea that is for-profit.
  • Be able to travel to NYC in July 2017.
Note: You don’t have to be in business already to apply.

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Application Deadline

The application for the award is due May 31st.


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Where To Apply

The application can be found on the Social Impact Ward website, HERE.

Learn more information about CommonBond’s Social Impact Award opportunity, the application and evaluation process, HERE.

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