This year, The Resolution Project will sponsor social venture proposals by undergraduate students or student groups with undergraduate members at CGI U 2018 (https://www.clintonfoundation.org/clinton-global-initiative/meetings/cgi-university/). Preparing a proposal for the SVC will involve some planning before the conference, although much of the work done to prepare your CGI U commitment will be transferable to the SVC application. After you are accepted to attend CGI U 2018, you will have to complete a three-step submission through our online platform. More information will be provided to you upon your acceptance.
- Step 1. Identify the problem you would like to address and sign up your team.
- Step 2. Further describe the problem you will address and your proposed solution.
- Step 3. Develop a specific proposal clarifying the impact you seek, the steps you need to take, potential partnerships, the resources you will require and the measures of your project’s success.
At the conference (final schedule to be announced):
- Social Venture Forum. A select group of semi-finalists will be invited to showcase their proposals to CGI U attendees and judges at the Social Venture Forum. Selected teams will be notified in advance. Teams should bring posters and other materials to promote their proposals on Friday, October 19. Additional information will be provided to semi-finalists prior to the conference.
- Finalist Panel. Selected teams will be invited to present their project to a panel of judges at the CGI U meeting. Team presentations will be followed by question-and-answer sessions on Saturday, October 20.
The winning students will be awarded Resolution Fellowships, joining a community of Resolution Fellows doing inspiring, socially-responsible work around the world. Each winning venture will receive seed funding, as well as ongoing mentorship, robust support, and access to Resolution’s network—a true ecosystem for social entrepreneurship. For more information about eligibility and judging, click here.