BASES, the Business Association of Stanford Entrepreneurial Students, annually sponsors the Social Entrepreneurship Challenge, which awards a total of $50,000 to teams with exceptional business models that generate positive social impact. In addition, teams receive mentoring from experts in social-impact funding, legal issues, and social entrepreneurship. Competition categories include health, education, economic development, and environment.
For the third year, IEE Executive Director Edward Church has been asked to be a judge for the first round of the Challenge, held February 5, 2013. Judges included venture capitalists, start-up experts and nonprofit leaders.
Finalists of Social E-Challenge have included Kiva, One Acre Fund, DripTech, and Embrace.