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. In Phase One, three finalist teams are selected from entries across ASU and given $7,500 each to enhance and improve their idea. In Phase Two, the finalists present their concept live, with one winner awarded $20,000 in grant funding and mentorship to transform their idea into reality.
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.
Dates to Remember
September 23, 2016: Information Session from 2:00-3:00 p.m. in BAC 323
RSVP to WPCentrepreneurship@asu.edu
October 21, 2016: Application deadline
November 21, 2016: Three Pakis finalists announced
- Circle Blue
- PCs for Refugees
- Solar Water Solutions
February 15, 2017: Pakis Live Pitch Event in Avnet/McCord Hall at 5:30 p.m.
Congrats to the 2017 Pakis Social Entrepreneurship Challenge winners: Circle Blue!
Congratulations to Circle Blue for being chosen as the Pakis Social Entrepreneurship Challenge winners 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.
Center for Entrepreneurship
W. P. Carey School of Business
P.O. Box 876506
Tempe, Arizona 85287
Phone: (480) 965-0474