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William James Foundation Socially Responsible Business Plan Competition Awards Ceremony

April 10th in Washington DC

Submitted by: Mentor Capital Network

Categories: Corporate Social Responsibility, Philanthropy & Corporate Contributions

Posted: Apr 02, 2010 – 09:21 AM EST


WASHINGTON, Apr. 02 /CSRwire/ - The William James Foundation (WJF) is hosting our 7th annual Socially Responsible Business Plan Competition finalist presentations and awards ceremony on Saturday, April 10th at the U Street Affinity Lab in Washington, DC. The event runs from 10am to 6pm, with a reception to follow, and is free to those who RSVP at https://wjf.wufoo.com/forms/wjf-conference-april-10th/.

This event will feature active networking and presentations by sustainable entrepreneurs and topic experts. Representatives from The Affinity Lab, Bethesda Green, & The Hub will discuss incubating social enterprises.

At 3:00 PM, the finalists for the Affinity Lab DC prize (BizWiz, Company Social Hall, & Kwai) will make their case to judges and the audience. They are competing for over $10,000 in prizes donated by area companies such as The Affinity Lab, Joint Concepts, Community IT Innovators, Yes! Circle.

At 4:30 PM, the finalists in the overall competition (Advancing Engineering Consultuing, Nuru Light, & Prosperity Candle) will make their case to judges and the audience. They are competing for over $80,000 in cash and in-kind prizes donated by organizations such as Enjuba, HIP Investor, Social Enterprise Associates, CitySoft, CSRwire, Free Range Studios, Investor's Circle. Seven teams have received Honorable Mention status. They are: BizWiz, BlindSpot Cycles, Conservation and Climate Security International, EGG-energy, Epothecary, Peartree Preschool, & Tibetan Social Service Center.

Several other winners from our competition will be announced on April 10th. They include:

More than 150 teams from over 40 countries entered this year's competition. They received more than 3,250 pages of detailed feedback from over 250 reading judges. These readers included experts in social ventures and traditional business plans, Wall Street professionals, academics, and CEOs of national for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. A small sample of our judges is listed at www.williamjamesfoundation.org/judgelist.

The William James Foundation congratulates all of our entrants for their hard work throughout the competition process. For an agenda of event, visit www.williamjamesfoundation.org/aprilevents or contact Ian Fisk at ian.fisk@williamjamesfoundation.org.

For more information, please contact:

Ian Fisk Executive Director
Phone: 202 462 2943
Fax: (202) 403 3402

For more from this organization:

Mentor Capital Network


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