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Submissions, commenting and voting for SOCAP Open 2016 is now closed.

If you submitted, thank you for sending us your ideas for SOCAP Open! If you missed the deadline this year, you’ll have your chance again in 2017!

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Does Mazlow’s Hierarchy Apply to Social Entrepreneurs?

Megan Christenson, Points of Light Civic Accelerator

Work-life balance, founder compensation,, and self-care are often replaced with self-sacrifice, relationship woes, and ramen in the conversation around traits of successful social entrepreneurs. In this workshop, 4 startup founders will share their life-tested tools, (hard) lessons learned, trade-offs, and tips for successfully building a sustainable venture and a sustainable lifestyle. Attendees will be able to map out their own competing commitments and design little bets to bring sustainability to their own entrepreneur journey.
entrepreneurship, families, founder, founder wellness, lifestyle, meaning, socent, social entrepreneur, women
Interactive Workshop
Megan Christenson, Civic Accelerator
Tina Lee, MotherCoders Sharath Mekala, Village Defense Tico Ballagas, Kindoma Jessica Ladd, Calisto

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Important Dates

  • June 14, 2017
    Final day to submit an idea.
  • June 15 - 29, 2017
    Commenting and voting period. All sessions open for voting.
  • June 30 - July 13, 2017
    Judging panel and final selection by SOCAP17 Content Team.
  • July 14, 2017
    Winning sessions announced to session organizers.


A lucky person will receive 2 free tickets to SOCAP17 and other impact-themed prizes!



Apply for a SOCAP17 Entrepreneur Scholarship or SOCAP17 Bush Foundation Scholarship for Social Business Creators.