MCN Update: 2 March 2016

News & Updates
Prizes for the 2016 CollaborationBe sure to check out our growing list of prizes that will be available to our top companies from the2016 Sustainable Business Plan Collaboration

The MCN is proud to partner with The 11th Hour Project to provide $25,000 worth of prizes to the top clean energy companies in this year’s Collaboration program. Companies can apply here

Thank you to Community IT, Lee Boyle, Shifting Patterns Consulting, and Strategic Sustainability Consulting for offering to support our top winners with world class consulting and strategic support. 

 Seeking Social Entrepreneurs! Apply by March 25th.
 The feedback I received from WJF was far and away the most comprehensive, detailed and useful feedback I’ve received. In fact, over 2 years later, I still refer back to my feedback forms! I’m still in touch with a few of my judges, who continue to provide advice, feedback, and support.
~ Cynthia Koenig, Founder, Wello

 The William James Foundation Sustainable Business Plan Collaboration
How does it work? We customize a team of mentors to read your business plan and provide you their expertise and perspectives. As a mentor reads your plan, and provides you feedback, they can opt-in and provide you their contact information. Once you have their contact information, and their mentor feedback, you have the opportunity to reach out and continue to get advice, coaching or mentoring from these industry leaders. Our program is the tool we use to connect the right entrepreneurs to the right mentors.
Participation in our programs also gives you an opportunity to be part of our Investor Fishbowl and Green Grab events where we put companies in front of accredited investors to pitch for professional debt or equity investment. Many of our mentors are investors, and use our program as a chance to review potential investments, as well as to use the feedback of the other mentors to help qualify their pipelines. Here is a list of companies in our current cohort. 
We have several cohorts and prize categories. Our prizes are cash and professional services that are worth more than $50,000, and the list keeps growing. Finalists pick from the prize pool in order of finish, to better match you to a prize you can use.
Save the Date: The 2016 Annual Gathering
We’re looking toward September and can’t wait to welcome you all back to Washington, DC for the 2016 Annual Gathering. Dates for the Gathering are September 29th through October 1st, and additional information will be sent out in the coming months. 
You can see the agenda and list of speakers from the 2015 Annual Gathering here. 
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The Mentor Capital Network is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and depends entirely on the support of donors like you. If you like the work that we do to support start-up and growing social enterprises around the globe, please contribute today. 
The Mentor Capital Network is a trade name of the William James Foundation, a registered 501(c)3 organization. All donations are tax-deductible.