Pakis Social Challenge

All funding competitions are now being facilitated through the Venture Devils program. Please apply to become a Venture Devil to be considered for funding.

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Social entrepreneurs see a better future for our communities and know that creating a solution with a scalable, sustainable model is the best way to achieve that future. They may build non-profit organizations or they may pursue a for-profit venture to achieve their goals. A social entrepreneur seeks to understand the needs of a community (local or global) and builds solutions to best fit those needs. Are you a social entrepreneur?

The Pakis Social Entrepreneurship Challenge is open to all ASU students who wish to make change in the world through the creation of new ventures.

The Pakis Challenge features two highly competitive phases.

Phase One - three finalist teams will be selected from entries across ASU during the Venture Devil Pitch Playoffs and given $7,500 each to enhance and improve their idea (to be announced at Venture Devils Demo Day, Dec. 1, 2017).

Phase Two - the finalists will present their concept live, with one winner awarded $20,000 in grant funding and mentorship to transform their idea into reality during the Venture Devils Demo Day on April 27, 2018.

The Pakis Social Entrepreneurship Challenge winner will not only receive funding, but will receive close mentorship from the Pakis Center for Business Philanthropy at ACF and will automatically be granted acceptance into one of the SEEDSPOT programs within the next 12 months.

Congratulations to Circle Blue for being chosen as the Pakis Social Entrepreneurship Challenge winners for 2017 and receiving $20,000 in funding, along with mentorship from the Pakis Center for Business Philanthropy at ACF, and acceptance into one of the SEEDSPOT programs.

A huge thank you to the Pakis Foundation for also granting PCs for Refugees with $10,000 in funding and Solar Water Solutions with $5,000 in funding and acceptance into one of the SEEDSPOT programs for both teams.

Contact us

Center for Entrepreneurship
W. P. Carey School of Business
P.O. Box 876506
Tempe, Arizona 85287
Phone: (480) 965-0474
WPCEntrepreneurship@asu.edu