Watch the Video of the March 19, 2016 Showdown: https://youtu.be/zdkxE-563dM

The SocEnt Challenge was a 6 month program (December through May) that provided training, mentoring and business plan/pitch development for early stage social enterprises.  Contestants were for-profit, not-for-profit or hybrid with domestic or international operations. We sought social enterprises that have a proven concept, indicated by either having been in operation for at least three months and having begun selling their product or by having outside investors. The Challenge focused on linking the most promising enterprises with the leading social venture philanthropists in Southern California.