Prize $ 60K
Takes 0% equity
The Mentor Capital Network (formerly known as the William James Foundation) has worked with more than 800 for-profit social enterprises over the past dozen years through our Sustainable Business Plan Competition.

However, our Sustainable Business Plan competition is not about competition. Just the opposite. Its about astounding collaboration between mentors and social enterprise creators. It's the investment in expertise that defines the MCN. Through our competition, we connect entrepreneurs who are passionate about their ideas and inventions with a team of mentors who have the experience and perspective to support these entrepreneurs to create and grow successful enterprises.The skills and knowledge this network of people share is something we call mentor capital.

The process: nearly 1,000 volunteer mentors have donated $3 million of mentor capital to more than 800 for-profit social enterprises. We mobilized $750,000 in mentor capital in the last year, and expect to increase that...
The Mentor Capital Network (formerly known as the William James Foundation) has worked with more than 800 for-profit social enterprises over the past dozen years through our Sustainable Business Plan Competition.

However, our Sustainable Business Plan competition is not about competition. Just the opposite. Its about astounding collaboration between mentors and social enterprise creators. It's the investment in expertise that defines the MCN. Through our competition, we connect entrepreneurs who are passionate about their ideas and inventions with a team of mentors who have the experience and perspective to support these entrepreneurs to create and grow successful enterprises.The skills and knowledge this network of people share is something we call mentor capital.

The process: nearly 1,000 volunteer mentors have donated $3 million of mentor capital to more than 800 for-profit social enterprises. We mobilized $750,000 in mentor capital in the last year, and expect to increase that to $1.2 million in 2015. (There are also about $60,000 worth of cash and professional service prizes divided among the top teams.)

The result: over 450 for-profit enterprises have been launched, creating thousands of jobs and impacting millions of people.
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Ian Fisk
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Ian Fisk Ian Fisk is the executive director of the Mentor Capital Network (formerly known as the William James Foundation.)
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Mohand Nour Co-Founder @ F6S