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Change the World
The Orange County Social Entrepreneurship Competition sought business plans for an emerging idea or replicable model from individuas or existing organizations designed to solve challenges in a wide range
of areas including but not limited to poverty, homelessness, environment, urban revitalization, health, and education.

Competition finalists presenedt their ventures to the public at a presentation showcase on May 10,
2014. Following the competition, finalists benefited from consultation services from Saddleback College faculty as well as industry professionals in preparation for the investor pitch in September.

Finalists from this first of its kind competition had a rare opportunity to pitch their ideas to social impact investors from across the nation, with a chance to get funded upwards of $100,000.

Purpose
The Orange County Social Entrepreneurship Competition was organized to catalyze a movement of
social entrepreneurs who are sustained by mentors, coaches, and one another. Through coaching and financial support, the competition helped advance new ideas and existing organizations that create
and grow new solutions to persistent social problems.

 

Competition participants, judges and Saddleback Staff

 
Saddleback College President
Dr. Tod Burnett presiding

 

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	                      <span class=Judges: Rich Tafel (The Public Squared), Andrew Munoz (Orange County Workforce Development Board), Cathy Margolin (Brandman University), David Ochi (University of California Irvine), Michael Potter (Social Entrepreneur), and Dr. Scott Fredrickson (Saddleback College & Competition Co-Administrator

 

 

 


Over 300 people attended the competition during the day held on the University of California Irvine campus

 

Shawn Wehan with "Givsum
 

Jolie McLane with "A Hundred Tiny Hands"

 

Joe Palacios with "K9 West Kennels"

 

Adam Comenzuli with "KARIBU Solar Power" Skyping in from Tanzania

 

Saddleback College President Dr. Tod Burnett welcoming the investor panel

 


Investor Panel included: Kenneth Aldrich, Javaid Ansari, Karen Chern, Betsy Densmore, Russell Doe, Anthony Ferry, Michael Hamilton, Timothy Jamal, Krisy Ollendorff, Susan O'Neill, Terry O'Neill, Tom Parker, Richard Tafel, Jason Vasquez

 

 

 



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