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Creating Shared Value (CSV) Challenge

Do you have an idea to make the world a better place? The CSV Challenge is for you!

Can you come up with a business idea that will create shared value? All Penn State students are invited to join and compete with students from around the world in this opportunity to create a better future. We'll give you all of the tools you need to understand creating shared value (CSV) and sustainable management. It's your job to come up with the next big idea, whether that's your own impact startup or a recommendation for big business.

What is creating shared value? It’s the future. It’s opportunity. Learn about it here:


January 1, 2021 — deadline for initial evaluation
Student teams who submit their ideas by January 1 will receive feedback they can use to improve their proposals for the final deadline of May 9.

May 9, 2021 — deadline for entering
For more information on preparing your submission and evaluation criteria, visit

The Creating Shared Value Challenge is administered by the Bengis Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Penn State's participation is co-sponsored by the Center for Penn State Student Entrepreneurship, including the Intercollege Minor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation (ENTI) and Lion LaunchPad, as well as the Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship major within the Smeal College of Business.

For more information, contact Dr. Anne Hoag, Bellisario College of Communications (, Dr. Jeanette Miller, Smeal College of Business (, or Dr. Jamey Darnell, Smeal College of Business (