Team size can consist of 3-5 members.
Submitted ventures should aim to be financially sustainable or profitable; whether it is a for-profit, non-profit, or hybrid business model, your venture must aim to be self-sufficient on earned revenue.
Submitted ventures must have a quantifiable social and/or environmental bottom line incorporated into their mission and practices.
Submitted ventures must be less than 2 years old (with the start of the venture marked by incorporation or first income, whichever occurred first) as of December 31, 2015.
Submitted ventures may not be a wholly owned subsidiary of an existing entity (of either a for-profit or non-profit entity).
Submitted ventures must not have received more than $250,000 in funding from venture capital, private investors, grants (government or foundation), loans, or other funding sources. Lifetime revenue should not exceed $500,000 as of December 31, 2015.