Quinlan Social Enterprise Competition
Loyola University Chicago’s Quinlan School of Business is pleased to announce the second annual Quinlan Social Enterprise Competition (Quinlan SEC). The Quinlan SEC is open to all individuals and teams from around the world who meet the criteria listed below for this business plan competition.
For the past eight years, Quinlan has hosted a Business Plan Competition, but beginning last year, the focus has been on the developing area of social enterprises. Quinlan has made social enterprises a key strategic initiative, and thus the Quinlan SEC is an opportunity for individuals who are interested in developing and launching social enterprises around the world to present their business plans to a panel of judges, who will evaluate the business plans and provide feedback regarding the business plan’s viability.
Leading up to the event, workshop and informational events will be held to aid students and teams in building their plan. Visit the "Calendar of Events" tab.
The Quinlan SEC encourages an entrepreneurial spirit focused on the common good and allows participants to build new value and competitive advantage by addressing community needs through new business development. Social enterprises today must take into account not only profitability, but also the business’s impact on the environment and people in the society.
The Quinlan SEC provides participants with a venue to develop confidence and interdisciplinary skills relating to writing a complete business plan and executive summary. In addition, the top five business plans will be chosen to present to successful investors and professionals serving in today’s business market. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three business plans to provide capital to take the team’s business idea and continue to move toward fruition.