If you are one of the world’s most innovative social entrepreneurs, you are now invited to apply for a scholarship to SOCAP19.

Every year SOCAP receives hundreds of applications from ventures that are creating impressive social and environmental change in communities around the world. From that pool of applicants, we select up to 150 outstanding social enterprises to receive a scholarship for the flagship SOCAP conference in San Francisco on October 22 – 25, 2019.

The SOCAP Entrepreneur Scholarship includes…

  • One free full conference pass to SOCAP19 (valued at $1595)*
  • Access to the Impact Accelerator@SOCAP (Exclusive content only for SOCAP Entrepreneurs, including keynotes from experts in the field, hands on workshops, and networking)
  • Hostel accommodations for the duration of the conference (limited availability, prioritized for entrepreneurs traveling from outside of the U.S.)
  • Mentions on the SOCAP website and conference program book
  • Distinctive status at SOCAP19

Coming to the SOCAP conference offers entrepreneurs the opportunity to meet some of the world’s leading impact investors, network across industries, and make close connections with socially and environmentally-driven business leaders from across the world.

Why Should Social Entrepreneurs Come to SOCAP?

We asked the scholarship awarded social entrepreneurs of SOCAP18 to share with us what they took away from last year’s flagship conference. Here are some of their experiences in their own words:

Every social entrepreneur ready to scale, raise funds, and expand to national or international partnerships, ought to attend SOCAP as a scholar. It’s a transformational experience to be alongside your peers from all corners of the world who are also seeking to make long-term impactful changes in their communities. -Christina McDougall, Hoosier Farmers Markets

Attending SOCAP as a scholarship entrepreneur is an amazing opportunity to meet other people who believe in the intersection of money and meaning from the grassroots to institutional investors. Putting all of these people in the same place is a rare opportunity to spark potential collaborations with people we might not get the chance to meet otherwise. -Jake Stika, Next Gen Men

SOCAP18 was such an enlightening and educative experience. I am so pleased about the relationships I have started to build and the clarity I have gained. Can’t wait to execute! -Anike Lawal, Mamalette

The Impact Accelerator was an extraordinary opportunity to learn from and network with social entrepreneurs from around the globe. The sessions and keynote were valuable and provided up-close interaction with leaders and experts in different fields. –Leah Lizarondo, 412 Food Rescue

I absolutely loved attending SOCAP2018. Being a part of this network of passionate individuals was nothing short of transformative. There is so much hope and passion in the world, and I left feeling inspired. –Katie Lorish, AnnieCannons

SOCAP is an efficient way to meet a lot of impact investors quickly. It’s a great use of time for anyone raising or about to raise. -Craig Heintzman, Arifu

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Tell Your Favorite SocEnts About the SOCAP Scholarship

Have a friend or colleague who should come to SOCAP19? Please share news of this scholarship opportunity and encourage them to apply to become a SOCAP Social Entrepreneur.

Apply by June 30th

The deadline to apply is June 1st for internationally based entrepreneurs who need an early decision (for visa application purposes). The final application deadline for all entrepreneurs is June 30th.

*Please note: Travel expenses are not included in the SOCAP Scholarship.

Innovators in MN, ND, SD, and 23 Regional Native Nations are Encouraged to Apply for the Bush Foundation Scholarship to SOCAP19

For the third year in a row, The Bush Foundation is offering a special opportunity for social business innovators from Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and the 23 Native nations that share the same geography to come to the flagship SOCAP conference in San Francisco. Changemakers who live and work in those regions are now invited to apply for the SOCAP19 Bush Foundation Scholarship for Social Business Creators. In addition to the benefits listed above, the Bush Foundation Scholarship includes airfare and hotel for the duration of SOCAP19.