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The Social Innovation Incubator

The Social Innovation Incubator provides critical support to social entrepreneurs (both for-profit and nonprofit) whose concepts possess the potential for significant social impact and student engagement. We are looking for change-makers who are just starting their organizations, or looking to make a significant shift in an existing organization.

How it works

Innovators apply between March 6th and April 30th for a place in the Social Innovation Workshop. This intensive workshop runs for three weeks in August (exact dates/times to be determined based on participants' schedules). During the workshop, participants gain in-depth training from relevant experts in:

Business Model Development
Grant Writing
Mission Marketization
Performance Management
Board Development
Fundraising
Strategic Management
Social Innovation


At the end of the course, students will pitch their business plan to a panel of experienced funders and entrepreneurs. Up to two participants will be awarded a seed grant of $5,000, and access to a variety of institutional resources from across the Utah Valley University campus, including office space at the UVU Business Resource Center.

Special Note to UVU Students

If you have an idea for a great nonprofit or socially-focused for-profit organizations, but you're not sure how to get started, we will be happy to assist you in preparing your application. Please contact us at the email or phone number below.

If you have any additional questions, please contact

Luke Peterson
Luke.peterson@uvu.edu
(801) 863-8899
LC 217B
Utah Valley University
800 W. University Parkway
Orem, UT 84058