Apply for the APTE Business Competition:

  • The goal of APTE is to build social entrepreneurship; one of the ways we do this is through our Business Competition.

  • By supporting budding social entrepreneurs we aim to inspire others to devote efforts to alleviate poverty with innovation and sustainability. 

  • First & second place winners receive awards totaling $15,000 to pursue their ventures!

  • All application materials are due January 1, 2015. Applicants will find out if they have been accepted as finalists by January 19, 2015.

  • All applications must include a business plan in PDF format. Business plans longer than 15 pages and in formats other than PDF/JPG will not be accepted.

  • Applicants must also include a separate one page summary of their venture that must also be in PDF/JPG format.

  • Feel free to include any website links, videos, etc.

  • The BizComp will take place February 27, 2015. Winners will be announced at the summit the next day!

  • Please email all required materials or questions to: bizcomp@aptesummit.org

 

*** If you're not competing in the business competition, but would like to attend, please RSVP here

The Judges


RiCH LANGDALE--Founder / Partner, NCT Ventures

RiCH LANGDALE--Founder / Partner, NCT Ventures

Paul Kurtz--Owner, Hemisphere Roasters

Paul Kurtz--Owner, Hemisphere Roasters

SHELLEY BIRD--Executive VP of Public AFFAIRS, Cardinal Health

SHELLEY BIRD--Executive VP of Public AFFAIRS, Cardinal Health

Dwight Smith--President, Sophisticated Systems, Inc.

Dwight Smith--President, Sophisticated Systems, Inc.

Tanisha Robinson--Founder, Print Syndicate

Tanisha Robinson--Founder, Print Syndicate

John Rush--President, CleanTurn

John Rush--President, CleanTurn

Alex Chaitoff--Director of Research, Pure Water Access Project

Alex Chaitoff--Director of Research, Pure Water Access Project