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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!

Questions about the selection process?


Funding Your Social Enterprise from Day One

Kate Danaher, RSF Social Finance

Are you an entrepreneur trying to build a company with values, integrity, and mission? Why does it matter how you capitalize your company (boot-strap, venture, debt, self-funded)? And why does it matter where that money comes from? Hear from successful social entrepreneur leaders on their financing experiences from start-up to present day. They’ll discuss the challenges and successful steps that got them to where they are today.
entrepreneurship, finance, Impact Investing, social enterprise, start-up

Caryl Levine or Ken Lee, Lotus Foods; Nicole Dawes, Late July; Scott Leonard, Indigenous; Todd Caspersen, Equal Exchange; Mike Curtin or Robert Egger, DC Central Kitchen/LA Kitchen; Jill Vialet, Playworks

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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.