Welcome to this year's Shea Venture Competition Application Page for the Traditional Business Track!

The Shea Venture Competition is a university-wide competition designed to promote and support entrepreneurship at the undergraduate level at Boston College. Students develop and implement the skills necessary to start successful businesses and many participants have gone on to leverage their ideas and learning to launch and grow real businesses.

This year we have two tracks:
1) Traditional Business
2) Social Enterprise (www.f6s.com/sheaventurecompetitionsocial/apply)

Teams will be judged on their identification of a problem, their solution to that problem, and the innovativeness and feasibility of that solution.

Key Dates:
Semi-final- Saturday, April 16th
Final- Monday, April 25th

Winners will be announced at the year end Shea Center celebration on Monday, May 2nd!

Social Enterprises meet the following criteria:
- Combine a mission with a business mindset or marketplac...
Welcome to this year's Shea Venture Competition Application Page for the Traditional Business Track!

The Shea Venture Competition is a university-wide competition designed to promote and support entrepreneurship at the undergraduate level at Boston College. Students develop and implement the skills necessary to start successful businesses and many participants have gone on to leverage their ideas and learning to launch and grow real businesses.

This year we have two tracks:
1) Traditional Business
2) Social Enterprise (www.f6s.com/sheaventurecompetitionsocial/apply)

Teams will be judged on their identification of a problem, their solution to that problem, and the innovativeness and feasibility of that solution.

Key Dates:
Semi-final- Saturday, April 16th
Final- Monday, April 25th

Winners will be announced at the year end Shea Center celebration on Monday, May 2nd!

Social Enterprises meet the following criteria:
- Combine a mission with a business mindset or marketplace model
- Have stated, measurable social and/or environmental impact goals, which are core to its strategy and how it defines success
- Have a plan to scale to increase that impact
- Seek to take on an "intractable" problem in one community or globally
- Look to reach under-served populations through meeting basic needs, economic development or employment
- Can be a for profit, a nonprofit, or a hybrid form

Traditional Business applies to any company that does not meet the specified Social Enterprise criteria.

Self select between the two tracks. Your team may only apply to ONE track.
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Staff

Julie Merli
Admin
Riley Soward
Admin