Call for Submissions: NBCU Rev Up Change Challenge

The Feast is partnering with NBC Universal to offer social entrepreneurs a platform to scale their work. Offering a $25,000 cash prize and a speaking opportunity at The Feast Conference 2013, the winner will gain visibility for their project, network with potential investors, and connect with a vibrant social innovation community. Take a look the video here.

Do you know any change-makers that should apply?


The NBCU Rev Up Change Challenge is open to all individuals and organizations creating social impact in their community, be they for-profit, not-for-profit, or a public institution. The prize aims to scale specific, innovative projects that have been operational for at least one year, and that address social, health, or environmental issues in new and sustainable ways. One winner will receive $25,000, a speaking slot, increased exposure and ample networking opportunities at The Feast Conference 2013 in mid-October in New York City. Four runners-up will receive a complimentary ticket to The Feast Conference 2013, valued at $1,500 each.

Your venture must:
- Address a social problem, for example education, job training, homelessness and so on
- Stand out in its field for its innovative, untraditional or otherwise creative approach
- Be operational for at least 1 year prior to date funding will be awarded (March 15, 2013)
- Have demonstrable, measurable impact
- Be scalable and able to be replicated

You must be:
- At least 18 years from the start of the contest period (November 19th, 2012)
- Entrepreneurial, passionate and driven
- Committed to building your venture

What we do not fund:
- Projects operating outside of the United States, due to legal constraints
- Projects that are still in the “idea” phase of development. You must have concrete achievements to demonstrate that your project has legs.
- Administrative costs for running an organization – our focus is on scaling the impact of specific projects
- Faith-based initiatives, defined as those associated with a particular religion or religious institution
- Research projects or studies
- Films, publications, books or conferences