Resolution Social Venture Challenge


The Igniting Innovation Summit is proud announce that for the sixth time, The Resolution Project is bringing its innovative Resolution Social Venture Challenge to the Summit!

Founded in 2007, The Resolution Project, Inc. is a U.S. 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to fostering youth leadership development around the world through collaborative social entrepreneurship.

Their Vision is a generation of socially-responsible young leaders with a lifelong commitment to social responsibility.

Their Mission is to develop socially-responsible young leaders and empower them to make a positive impact today.

Their Resolution is a unique pathway to action for inspiring young social entrepreneurs, growing a global community of socially-responsible leaders.

Are you an undergraduate with an idea for a new social venture that needs funding and support?  Are you ready to lead that social venture and take action today? Pitch your idea in the Resolution Social Venture Challenge at the Igniting Innovation Summit!


The Resolution Social Venture Challenge (SVC) is a multi-step competition designed to inspire undergraduate students to propose impactful, socially-responsible projects that address pressing social issues around the world. SVC Winners are provided lifelong Resolution Fellowship!


A Resolution Fellowship is a unique and full ecosystem of support for aspiring young social entrepreneurs, including seed-funding, mentorship, resources, and access to a global community of like-minded peers.

There are currently over 300 Resolution Fellows working on 6 continents in diverse, high-impact fields such as human rights, energy, environment, education, technology, and community development. In the past year, select Resolution Fellows have been featured in the first ever United Nations Youth Solution Report, Forbes 30 under 30, Shark Tank, and on-stage with U.S. President Clinton!


  1. Are you eligible? SVC participation is only open to undergraduate Igniting Innovation Summit participants. Venture ideas must not have received prior institutional funding or support and should be in the early stages of implementation.

  2. Submit your venture proposal! Registration links will be emailed to all undergraduate Igniting Innovation Summit attendees. Individuals and teams can then sign-up and complete a multi-step proposal outlining their proposed social venture’s implementation and sustainability. (Step 1 Deadline: Sept. 25; Step 2 Deadline: Oct. 2; Step 3 Deadline: Oct. 16)

  3. Pitch in the SVC Forum (Friday, October 20th, 3-5pm): Semifinalists will showcase their proposed venture to students and judges in an informal, science fair-like setting.  Please note, the Forum takes place outside of the rest of the Igniting Innovation Summit schedule and is required for all SVC participants. All Igniting Innovation Summit participants are welcome to attend.

  4. Pitch in the SVC Finals (Saturday, October 21st, 9:15-11:30am):  Finalists will give formal presentations about their ventures, followed by question and answer sessions with a panel of judges.


All undergraduate students who register for the Igniting Innovation Summit will receive details on how to register.  If you do not receive an email, please reach out to

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