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The Competition
The Orange County Social Entrepreneurship Competition offered participants the opportunity to be awarded upwards of $125,000 in combined cash, prizes, coaching and investment services.
   • Cash prizes ranging from $1,000 — $10,000 will be awarded to the finalists in each category
   • Each finalist received an investor assessment and coaching services valued atmore than $20,000
   • Scholarship to enroll in a social entrepreneurship or other business course at Saddleback College


Social Entrepreneurship Challenge
   • The entrepreneur demonstrated personal tenacity and brought relevant experience to their       entrepreneurial endeavor
   • The solution addressed a clear social problem
   • The solution influenced systems, not just symptoms of the problem
   • The model indicated a readiness to prioritize social impact over financial gain
   • The model generated a sustainable funding stream

2014 Orange County Social Entrepreneurship Competition


A Hundred Tiny Hands

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Irvine, CA

A Hundred Tiny Hands is to "invent inventors" by fostering playful learning and imagination; enabling children to discover, create and invent.

Full Life Programs


Corvallis, OR Full Life Programs will shift the paradigm of senior care, providing sustainable, person centered care in a climate of safety, health and wholeness.


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Aliso Viejo, CA Givsum is an online application that: (1) gives individuals the ability to track and promote their charitable interest; (2) provides charities with an effective fundraising and volunteer recruitment platform; and (3) allows businesses to efficiently administer their charitable donation policies.

K9 West Kennels

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Lake Forest, CA K9 West plans to make a positive impact on the epidemic PTSD and TBI is having on our veteran community and their family, and at the same time reduce over population in the local animal shelters.

KARIBU Solar Power

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Tanzania KARIBU Solar Power is an innovative social enterprise that makes high quality solar power affordable. We produce a modular solar lamp (solar panel + rechargeable battery + light) and employ an innovative social business model that allows the average Base of the Pyramid (BoP) consumer to enjoy the benefits of solar lighting and energy.



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