Business For Good Competition

What is it?

The Business for Good competition provides potential and serial social entrepreneurs with a unique forum for submitting novel ideas to solve various social problems. Every team or individual that submits will potentially have an opportunity to pitch their idea at the Social Enterprise Alliance 2014 National Summit to a national audience of successful entrepreneurs, social entrepreneurs, funders, policy makers and educators for over $50,000 in awards! Some prizes include seed funding, incubation space, website/branding services, legal and technical assistance, and other great awards.


Who We Are

The Social Enterprise Alliance (SEA), is the leading membership organization in North America for enterprising nonprofits, social purpose businesses, and educators who come together to promote financial sustainable social innovation through networking opportunities, educational forums, strategic partnerships, and impact legislation. Our members are passionate about changing their communities, and we are dedicated to providing them with the resources to maximize sustainable social and financial impact. Learn more about Social Enterprise Alliance here.

How to Enter

Prior to submitting your application, please review all rules and eligibility requirements and submission guidelines. The Business for Good Competition uses the F6S platform to manage applications.

Complete the enrollment form and submit your application by clicking the “Submit Final” button.

You must apply by February 21st, 2014 for your application to be considered for review.

Process & Awards

Attached is a PDF with information on what awards will be given to semi-finalists and finalists (Updated on 2/10/2014). Below is an overview video of the Nashville Entrepreneur Center.The top 3 will win a scholarship to participate in the Social Enterprise Alliance accelerator cohort of the Nashville Entrepreneur Center.

The Nashville Entrepreneur Center

Competition Rules & Eligibility

Competition Timeline

Attached is a timeline of the Business for Good Competition Timeline.


The Business for Good Competition considers all submitted applications as confidential and treats all team matters accordingly. However, we cannot guarantee complete confidentiality for proprietary matters.We strongly encourage any team with concerns regarding intellectual property, copyright, or patent confidentiality to either contact competent legal counsel. The Nashville Social Enterprise Alliance, the Nashville Entrepreneur Center, and the organizers of the competition are not responsible for any proprietary information and/or intellectual property included in a submitted business plan.

Judging Criteria

The Business for Good Competition judges are business professionals. They may include experienced investors (angels, venture capitalists, investment bankers, etc), experienced entrepreneurs and executives who interact with early stage companies.Attached is a sample of judging criteria.