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Educating Social Entrepreneurs, Volume I by Maria Aggestam, Paul Miesing

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CHAPTER 12

Best Social Enterprise Pitch Competition

Jerrid P. Kalakay

Valencia College

Introduction

This exercise enhances the overall understanding of social enterprise planning, operations, and the value it can have in the market place. This exercise furthers the development of students’ social entrepreneurial skill-set, increased self-confidence, risk-taking propensity.

Purpose/Learning Objectives

The social enterprise pitch competition has roots in business plan competitions, which, first appeared in the early 1980s at the University of Texas (Bell 2010). The traditional business plan competitions have evolved into pitch competitions as the nature of entrepreneurship has evolved. The pitch competition helps to promote social entrepreneurship ...

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