About S.E.C. 2018

SEC program

An international competition that recognizes, honors and
celebrates exceptional social entrepreneurs and the role of
solving social problems in their success.

SEC runs on a local, national and international level and
recognizes the world’s most outstanding social entrepreneurs

Who can participate?

Social Entrepreneurs up to the age of 40.

JCI Members & non-members.

Existing companies and ideas (extra points for existing companies).

Ideas and companies who recognizes social entrepreneurship.


What are entry procedures?

All the information must be submitted online and in English through
our official partner- Dealmatrix.

Till 20th every applicant will get information if he may be allowed to
come to Riga for SEC Pitch Final 2018.

Only 10 best companies or business ideas will be selected to main

Selection will be made by special “JCI Riga Business” jury based on
different point criteria (eg idea, uniqueness, social impact, market,


Social entrepreneur: a person who establishes an enterprise with the
aim of solving social problems or effecting social change.

Social entrepreneurship is the use of the techniques by startup
companies and other entrepreneurs to develop, fund and implement
solutions to social, cultural, or environmental issues.

17 SDGs – United Nation Sustainable Development Goals

What we offer to participants?

2 days (20th and 21st of June) of special pitching and business workshops with skilled business coaches and mentors.

5 min. pitch of your company or business idea in front of European investment funds and venture capitalists.

Experience your pitch on the big stage! SEC 2018 will take place in one of the best congress halls in Baltic states- Omega in Radison Blu Hotel Latvija (audience up to 400 guests).

Face to face meetings with business mentors and investors.

Opportunity to seal the deal with investors to fund your idea or rise capital to excising company.

You will have opportunities to meet and greet top executives and great people of all over the Europe, find out what’s new and trendy in Business, sight see beautiful Riga and enjoy the special culture program of 100 years for Latvia.

Have chance to meet and greet people from SEC panel debate.

Our JCI Goals

To give social entrepreneurs a very special and unique possibility to show how their companies work.

To build a special network for social entrepreneurs and even give them a platform.

To give JCI a special entrepreneur touch, which help us to attract new members, sponsors and partners.

Be inspirational to founders.

Show senators investment ideas (b2b).

Who is JCI looking for?

JCI is looking for social entrepreneurs that have started a new business or created significant positive change in an existing business such as:

  • Developed a social product or service
  • Have social impact with their organization
  • Have a social approach to the market/marketing
  • Solved a social problem

Pitching/ Judging Process

Entrepreneurs (Finalists) will get a guideline via email on how to present their pitch and what to prepare.

Pitch training for finalists (on 20th and 21st of June in Riga).

Every company should present its business Modell in no longer than 5 minutes.

Jury will give points on different criteria (eg idea, uniqueness, social impact, market)

A maximum of 13 companies will be allowed at the finals.

Financial information

Participants have to cover travel and living costs.

Sponsor prizes will be announced after registration process (After 20th of May)

SEC 2018 team will make sure that all the Finalists will receive face to face meetings with professional investors to discuss possible funding opportunities.

If you require any further information please
contact us to info@sec2018.com