The William James Foundation (WJF) supports for-profit entrepreneurs who are making the world a significantly better place and connects them to experts and investors so their ideas can scale This absolutely includes entrepreneurs who are taking the extra steps to make there communities stable and those who are working in under-resourced communities.
So if you know a social entrepreneur who is burning to make the world a better place through their business, and wants advice and/or investment from people who have been down that path, please let them know about these opportunities:
1. The 10th Annual WJF Sustainable Business Plan Competition . For new or growing companies seeking high-level feedback on their ideas. Our competition averages 20 pages of feedback per plan to companies, and has more than $100,000 worth of services and cash prizes to divide among the top teams. We can work with both companies that still being planned and companies that have been around for a few years that are planning for investment and/or growth. Applicants must submit a two page summary to firstname.lastname@example.org by November 5th. We will take almost any format, including entry documents from The Unreasonable Institute, Village Capital, Hub Ventures, Agora Partnership, or the Telluride Accelerator. Apply at www.williamjamesfoundation.org/intenttocompete . Learn more at www.williamjamesfoundation.org/howtoenter
2. The WJF Green Grab Seed Stage Investment Events . For companies looking for seed-stage funding. A live event in the Washington, DC region where investors can make seed stage investments on spot. Applicants must be able to explain how much money they are looking for, and how that money will get them to the next stage in their company's growth. Deadline: Our first event in November 12th, so fill out the form ASAP at https://wjf.wufoo.com/forms/greengrab_entrepreneurs/ . Learn more at: www.williamjamesfoundation.org/greengrabs