Bloomington, MN (PRWEB) June 28, 2012
Social Venture Partners (SVP) Minnesota and The Mosaic Company are proud to announce the four finalists for the fifth annual Mosaic Social Entrepreneurs Cup - Brotherhood, Inc., Nice Ride Minnesota, Twin Cities RISE!, and Tuloko. The Mosaic Social Entrepreneurs Cup is a division of the Minnesota Cup.
The Mosaic Social Entrepreneurs Cup is sponsored by The Mosaic Company and hosted by SVP as a division of the Minnesota Cup. The purpose of the Cup is to seek out, invest in, and promote Minnesota’s most innovative and effective social entrepreneurs and the organizations they lead.
"The Mosaic Social Entrepreneurs Cup celebrates the innovation and social value creation that reflects Mosaic’s commitment," said Chris Lambe, Director of Social Responsibility at The Mosaic Company. "We’re proud to announce this year’s four finalists and stimulate the remarkable promise of social entrepreneurship in our communities.”
The four finalists advanced from 37 applications and will make their investment pitch at the Engaged Philanthropy Conference(EPCON) August 23rd at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Minneapolis. “This year’s finalists have impressed us with some powerful ideas to address our community’s social issues,” says Brad Brown, SVP Executive Director. The winner of the Mosaic Social Entrepreneurs Cup will go on to compete against other divisional winners for the Minnesota Cup grand prize of $40,000.
Finalists will be judged on the following criteria:
The winner of the competition receives a $20,000 grant, 40 hours of consulting services from the partners at SVP, and participation in a design thinking boot camp delivered by d.school@coco. The first runner-up receives $5,000 and 20 hours of consulting services from SVP. The remaining finalists receive a $1,500 honorable mention award. CliftonLarsonAllen, ranked as one of the nation’s top 10 certified public accounting and consulting firms, is managing the Mosaic Social Entrepreneur’s Cup judging process.
ABOUT SOCIAL VENTURE PARTNERS MINNESOTA
SVP combines the power of business with the passion of philanthropy. SVP partners bring their collective expertise, financial resources, professional skills, life experience and creativity to work in partnership with area nonprofits and their leaders. By pooling resources, partners strengthen innovative nonprofits while learning to be better philanthropists.
SVP Minnesota was formed in 2002 and is one of 27 cities affiliated with SVP International, based in Seattle. SVP’s overarching goals are to find solutions to some of society’s most intractable problems and to create a better community and world. For further information, contact SVP Executive Director Brad Brown at (952) 844-5230 or bbrown(at)svpmn(dot)org, or visit http://www.svpmn.org.
ABOUT THE MOSAIC COMPANY
The Mosaic Company is one of the world's leading producers and marketers of concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients. Mosaic is a single source provider of phosphate and potash fertilizers and feed ingredients for the global agriculture industry. More information on the company is available at http://www.mosaicco.com.