COMPETITION for Undergraduate Students

12th Resolution Social Venture Challenge

Are you an undergraduate with an idea for a new social venture? Do you need money and mentorship to turn that idea into reality? Pitch your idea in the Resolution Social Venture Challenge at the Youth Assembly!

What is the Resolution Social Venture Challenge?

The Resolution Social Venture Challenge (SVC) is a multi-step competition designed to inspire undergraduate students to propose impactful, socially-responsible projects that address pressing social issues around the world. SVC Winners are provided lifelong Resolution Fellowship!

What is a Resolution Fellowship?

A Resolution Fellowship is a unique and full ecosystem of support for aspiring young social entrepreneurs, including seed-funding, mentorship, resources, and access to a global community of like-minded peers.

There are currently over 300 Resolution Fellows working in 70 countries in diverse, high-impact fields such as human rights, energy, environment, education, technology, and community development. In the past year, select Resolution Fellows have been featured in the first ever United Nations Youth Solution Report, Forbes 30 under 30, Shark Tank, and on-stage with U.S. President Clinton!

How can you participate in the SVC?

  1. Are you eligible? SVC participation is only open to undergraduate Youth Assembly attendees. Venture ideas must not have received prior institutional funding or support and should be in the early stages of implementation.

  2. Submit your venture proposal! Registration links will be emailed to all undergraduate Youth Assembly attendees. Individuals and teams can then sign-up and complete a multi-step proposal outlining their proposed social venture’s implementation and sustainability. (Step 1 Deadline: Jan. 16; Step 2 Deadline: Jan. 23; Step 3 Deadline: Feb. 6)

  3. Pitch in the SVC Forum (Feb. 14th, 10am-12pm): Semifinalists will showcase their proposed venture to students and judges in an informal, science fair-like setting.  Please note, the Forum takes place during Youth Assembly registration and prior to most conference programming. In order to be eligible for a Resolution Fellowship, you must participate in the Forum, so please plan travel accordingly.

  4. Pitch in the SVC Finals (Feb. 15th, 1-3pm):  Finalists will give formal presentations about their ventures, followed by question and answer sessions with a panel of judges.

Contact Us

All undergraduate students who register for Youth Assembly will receive details on how to register. If you do not receive an email, please reach out to

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