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Announcing Finalists for the 2014 Michigan Social Entrepreneurship Challenge

We're thrilled to announce our finalists and runners-up from the 2014 Michigan Social Entrepreneurship Challenge in Michigan!
This year’s Challenge drew in 280 enterprises from across Michigan!  The depth and breadth of innovation was inspiring. A high caliber group of social entrepreneurship judges from around the country reviewed submissions to The Challenge, and we're excited to announce the following finalists and runners-up!

Finalists will present their ventures at Friday’s Social Entrepreneurship Showcase from 4 – 5:30pm, followed by an awards ceremony from 5:30 – 7pm.  In addition to receiving cash awards and admission to Michigan Corps’ Fellowship from our various sponsors, these finalists will also be considered for an additional $1,000 People’s Choice Award, selected by the audience on the basis of finalists’ presentations. 

Additional panel discussions on the topics of social entrepreneurship and impact investing will take place from 1 – 4pm at the Max M. Fisher Music Center in Detroit.  The public is invited! Click here for details and registration.

And, here are our finalists and runners up!

  • Wheels for Workers
  • On the Rise Bakery
  • Welding Artisan Center
  • Detroit Food Academy
  • Vehicle City Tacos
  • City Girls Soap

Runners Up
  • Youth Transit Alliance
  • Lazlo
  • Pill Pouch
  • Smart Girls Guide to Self Defense
  • BetterHope
  • Eden Urban Farms
Support Service Prizes
Recipients for the following awards will be announced at our awards ceremony on Friday.
  • Jaffe Right Start Prize
  • NEW Building Strong Non-Profits Prize
  • TechTown Detroit Prize
  • D:hive BUILD Social Prize
  • The Grand Circus Prize
  • Community Ventures Honor Roll
  • People’s Choice Award
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