Social Impact Summit

Social Impact Summit

The McGuire Center Social Impact Summit brings to together individuals, nonprofits, and corporations to discover ways to maximize social impact and drive innovation strategies.

Through a series of workshops, panels, and roundtable discussions, attendees explore trends, changes and future innovations necessary to drive social innovation – locally, regionally, nationally and globally. In the evening, a social impact competition will allow the public as well as students to compete for awards. The Social Impact Summit is a signature event that is part of the TENWEST Festival. 

Please see the event calendar for details about this year's event.

Social Impact Summit 2017

Social Impact Pitch Competition

The McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship is proud to present the Social Impact Pitch Competition on Oct. 16, 2017, with $30,000 in awards from Microsoft and the United Way. The Social Impact Pitch Competition is open to individuals, nonprofits, and social ventures that are starting new programs or services to solve needs in local communities or around the globe. Applications will be available online soon and are due by Oct. 2; finalists will be notified Oct. 5. All applicants must be available to present at the live competition on the evening of Oct. 16. The Pitch Competition, which is the culminating event of the Social Impact Summit, will feature six finalists who will be judged on their startup’s scalability, sustainability, and capacity to solve a need. Winners will take home $15,000, $10,000 and $5,000 cash prizes to help launch their social impact program or service. 

For more information on how to apply please visit:

SOCIAL IMPACT PITCH COMPETITION