About Social Venture Challenges

The Resolution Social Venture Challenge (SVC) is a multi-step competition designed to inspire undergraduate students to propose impactful, socially-responsible projects (Ventures) addressing pressing social issues around the world.  We host our SVCs at conferences that serve broad communities of university students.  We then invite young leaders attending these host conferences to submit their ideas tackling an issue important to them. 

The SVC consists of a:

  • Venture proposal: Prior to the SVC, teams will sign-up and complete a multi-step proposal outlining the Venture implementation and sustainability. Resolution will review eligible submission and invite semifinalists (often everyone who complete a proposal) to participate in-person at the conference.
  • SVC Forum: At the conference, semifinalists will showcase their proposals. They will explain their Venture to conference attendees and judges in an informal, science fair- like setting.
  • SVC Finals: Forum judges will select teams to invite to present their Venture to a panel of judges. Presentations will be followed by question and answer sessions.

Resolution Fellowships are awarded to those young leaders with the most compelling personal leadership characteristics and promising social venture proposals. As recipients of the Resolution Fellowship, Fellows receive seed funding, ongoing mentorship, robust support, and access to Resolution’s network —a true ecosystem for social entrepreneurship.

To learn more about how to become a Resolution Fellow, please click here

To learn more about how to bring the Resolution SVC to your campus or conference, please click here.