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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a social enterprise?


It is an organization that, through a business model, looks to solve pressing social or environmental problems in an innovative and sustainable way.


What is a social business model?


On a high level, a business model outlines the manner in which a business will generate income. A social business model incorporates a plan that will solve a social or environmental problem – it is a fundamental part of how the business runs and functions.


What is social impact?


Improving the quality of life of people and their communities by providing access to services, such as potable water, energy, transparency, governance, financial services, education, information, and housing, among others.


What is environmental impact?


Improving the environment through: pollution prevention, waste and water management, fuel efficiency and sustainable energy, sustainable land use, and conservation of natural resources.


What do you mean by financial sustainability?


Financial sustainability is the venture’s ability to sustain itself overtime with the resources generated or obtained.


Does it cost to register?


No, the registration is free.


I am a social entrepreneur, how can I apply for the prize?


Fill out the registration form through our website or Facebook page. If you have any problems with the form, please let us know at eventos@alterna-la.org.


I know a social entrepreneur, how can I nominate them for the prize?


Fill out the nomination form and we will be in contact with the entrepreneur so that they can participate.


Who are the judges?


The jury will be composed of directors from the Alterna team, as well as other prominent social entrepreneurs, businessmen and academics.


Do I have to fill out all of the form fields?


Yes, in order to participate it is necessary to fill out all of the fields.


The form is not working, what should I do?


Send us an email at eventos@alterna-la.org and we will send you the form by mail.

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