Mosaic Social Entrepreneurs Cup 2012
The Mosaic Social Entrepreneurs Cup is hosted by Social Venture Partners Minnesota (SVP) as a division of the Minnesota Cup. The purpose of the Mosaic Social Entrepreneurs Cup is to seek out, celebrate and promote Minnesota’s most innovative and effective social entrepreneurs and the organizations they lead. To be selected, four finalists make presentations to the judges and the audience at the annual Engaged Philanthropy Conference.
Social Venture Partners (SVP) Minnesota and The Mosaic Company are proud to announce winners of the fifth annual Mosaic Social Entrepreneurs Cup - Tuloko (1st place) Brotherhood Inc (runner-up).
The winner of the competition received a $20,000 grant, 40 hours of consulting services from partners at SVP, and participation in a design thinking boot camp hosted by d.school@coco. The winner will compete for the Minnesota Cup grand prize of $40,000.
Read about all four finalists:
Brotherhood, Inc.’s purpose is to create a pathway out of poverty, gangs and incarceration for young African-American men ages 16-24. Brotherhood, Inc. offers literacy support, financial literacy classes, tattoo removal, educational opportunities, business training and sales opportunity, public-speaking events, targeted legal services, in-house employment opportunities, and related services all under one roof. http://brotherhoodmn.org/
Throw your old ideas of public bike share programs away- no broken yellow bikes here. Minneapolis’ Nice Ride Minnesota was America’s first large scale bike program and first to successful achieve a major expansion. Bike share changes how you interact with your city. Cyclists shop local businesses, explore park trails, attend community celebrations– because it is easy. Grab a bike with the swipe of a card and have a nice time. Nice Ride helped to make Minneapolis the best city for cyclists—now in Saint Paul too, which means more room to roam! Fun, healthy, environmentally friendly—nice all around. https://www.niceridemn.org/
Twin Cities RISE! trains chronically unemployed adults living in deep, generational poverty to get adn keep full-time, living wage jobs. We have great outcomes with a hard-to-serve population. Did you know that Ashoka recognized our pay-for-performance funding model, based on our ability to measure social return on investment, as the top social innovation in the country? It is going to revolutionalize and scale up the nonprofit funding system. http://twincitiesrise.org/
Tuloko is a social networking, user review and local search website/smartphone app that focus on black-owned businesses. We offer a loyalty rewards card for our B2C market and serve as a broker between small black-owned businesses and major corporations with the B2B market. Through our product and services, we can sustain black-owned businesses and decrease the high unemployment rate plaguing the black community. Our site and app will allow consumers to upload the name and location of a black-owned business and invite their friends to try Tuloko. Business owners will also have the ability to upload and/or update their business information. http://tuloko.com/
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