TechRaising Social Purpose Challenge

Challenging this year’s Techraising participants to come up with products, services, or companies that serve a social purpose, mission, or cause.

May 24th Updates 2 min read
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We’re excited to announce The Social Purpose Challenge — a partnership with TechRaising for their 48-hour startup blitz on June 1st - 3rd.

We believe the future of business resides at the intersection of profit and purpose, and we are challenging this year’s TechRaising participants to develop products, services, or companies that serve a social purpose, mission, or cause.

Our mission at Cosmic is to help brands with a social purpose play at the same level as their profit-driven competitors.

To support this mission and the TechRaising community, we’re offering any TechRaising team that demos a product that aims to serve a social purpose by the end of TechRaising a free 1-hour strategic consulting session. In this session we will cover brand strategy, positioning, and messaging.

Additionally, any TechRaising team that goes on to form a company or nonprofit by August 31st 2018 will be eligible for a startup branding package — custom designed, pro bono, by our team.

To learn more, read our article on Defining Social Purpose Brands and view our Case Studies..

We are excited to support the TechRaising community and to give back to people and companies in our community working towards a more just world.

Challenge Details

To qualify for our pro bono offerings, the following conditions must be met:

1-hour Strategic Consulting Session

  • Your TechRaising team’s product or service model must exist at its core to serve a greater social purpose beyond generating profit or employing your team. Your company or organization must fit within the Cosmic Definition of a Social Purpose Brand.
  • Your team must demo your idea at the end of Techraising during the demo timeslot
  • Your team must schedule the 1-hour Strategic Consulting Session by June 30th
  • Additional Consulting available upon request in the form of a Strategic Workshop for a fixed fee

Startup Branding Package

  • Your TechRaising team’s product or service model must exist at its core to serve a greater social purpose beyond generating profit or employing your team. Your company or organization must fit within the Cosmic Definition of a Social Purpose Brand.
  • Your team must demo your idea at the end of Techraising during the demo timeslot
  • Your team must schedule the 1-hour Strategic Consulting Session within 2 weeks of techraising.
  • Your team must form a legal business entity, ex: LLC, S-Corp, C-Corp, B-Corp, or NPO and connect with Cosmic to schedule the Startup Branding Package by August 31st, 2018
  • You will receive Visual Identity Concepts (logo, colors, fonts) and basic Messaging and Positioning Guidance. You will have the opportunity to provide 1 round of feedback to Cosmic for each deliverable. Any additional rounds of feedback requested to be negotiated separately.

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