SVCC 2022

Social Venture Coaching Competition

For Immediate Release, March 25, 2022

Contact: Christina Fialho, fialho@marshall.usc.edu

 

Emerging Social Entrepreneurs at USC Compete for Transformative Investment

Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab welcomes 20 new change-making innovators to its 2022 Social Venture Coaching Competition cohort who will receive coaching and a chance to win $100K+ in capital 

Los Angeles, CA — March 22, 2022 — Today, the Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab in partnership with Rose Hills Foundation announced its finalists for the 2022 Social Venture Coaching Competition.  The 20 finalists – a group of social entrepreneurs selected as leading innovators who are developing sustainable business solutions to the most pressing social needs in Los Angeles – will receive six weeks of business development coaching and up to $125,000 in funding

Some of this year’s finalists include:

  • Collective REMAKE: A social enterprise that supports aspiring entrepreneurs in system-impacted communities in Los Angeles by providing the knowledge, skills, networks, and resources to build successful cooperative businesses that simultaneously generate revenue and advance social and environmental impact.
  • Beamlink: A company that provides internet connectivity for natural disaster survivors.
  • Myndi: A technology platform that improves the lives of neurodiverse kids and their families by enhancing communication between caregivers and their healthcare providers.
  • L&F Project Management: A company that creates jobs and upward economic mobility for Black women through careers in project management.

For the complete list and to learn more about the 2022 finalists visit our website.

“Social entrepreneurs and traditional entrepreneurs alike benefit from business tools, mentoring, and capital.  The cohort environment allows students and alumni interested in social impact to meet, support one another, and share best practices.  We are grateful to the Rose Hills Foundation for bringing this opportunity to our community,” says Abby Fifer Mandell, executive director of the Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab and program coordinator.

Following the coaching period, approximately six of the 20 teams will be selected by reviewers to pitch live to funders, investors, and social impact professionals and compete for up to $125,000K in startup capital.  The winning teams will receive additional support and guidance from the Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab following the competition and join a community of past investees, such as On the Go LA, Rebundle, Social Benefit, Burrow, Flex Together, Gentefy, AKALA, Forage, and Prospoly, among others.

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Founded in 2008, the Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab is a Center of Excellence at the USC Marshall School of Business that equips students, faculty and staff with the business skills and resources to develop market-based solutions to the wicked problems of the 21st century.  Learn more at https://www.marshall.usc.edu/social-impact 

Founded in 1996, The Rose Hills Foundation is a “responsive” grantmaker that supports a broad range of non-profit organizations serving the people of Southern California in key areas of need, including education, social services, health, arts and culture, civic and community engagement, and recreation. Learn more at https://rosehillsfoundation.org.