Join the Benilde Prize

An Invitation to Aspiring Student Social Innovators

Scroll down to see what’s in store for teams that join—and win—the Benilde Prize!


Let's even the playing field!

Your Passion + Our Resources

We understand that launching a social enterprise is a big undertaking. You need passion, mentorship, funding and more to ensure your work’s impact is solid and sustainable.

Given the right resources and opportunities, we believe that students can become social innovators, so we want to equip the next team who will win #BenildePrize3!


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What are Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)

and why are they important?

The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a new sustainable development agenda that follows the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) and adopted in 2015.

They are our areas of focus for building a sustainable world where environmental sustainability, social inclusion, and economic development are equally valued.


Half a Million Pesos in Seed Funding

for your Social Enterprise

1 Benilde Prize Winner

500k in Seed Funding

1 Benilde Prize Winner

Incubation Program

1 Benilde Prize Winner

Partnerships & Linkages

1 Benilde Prize Winner

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Consolation Prizes


What's in store for our Team?

We’ll train you on creative problem solving and design a social business design, so that you’ll know exactly what to do when you win!


Ideation Program (3 months)

Get shortlisted and enroll in our Benilde Open Online Course (BOOCs) to discover how you can craft a social innovation challenge that’s grounded by empathy and an understanding of your stakeholders.

Afterwards, you will be invited to join our Ideation Bootcamp to generate, fine-tune, and prototype three (3) social design solutions.

Social Business Program (1 month)

Advance to our Social Business Bootcamp to learn the social business aspect for your Social Innovation as well as the core lessons of pitching effectively in preparation for the BP Finals.

Culminating this phase is the Benilde Prize Finals—where you must successfully pitch your idea to an esteemed panel of multidisciplinary social innovators to win the Benilde Prize!

Incubation-Acceleration Program (8 months)

The winning team will enter an 8-month incubation-acceleration program to provide bespoke pioneer support for the project.

During this period, you'll launch your social enterprise with your prize seed funding, access to various mentors, venture capitalists, social entrepreneurs, and other vital network partners!


How do we join?

You’re just a few steps away from winning the Benilde Prize!


STEP 1: Form a Team

You’ll need to form a Team of two to three (2-3) Students 18yo and above all currently enrolled in a Philippine College or University, including Graduate Students. Students coming from Vocational Training Institutions are also welcome.

Students from De la Salle-College of Saint Benilde have a special incubation program and are encouraged to apply internally via

Afterwards, recruit a (1) Team Adviser who is knowledgeable about your topic and is well acquainted with your Team Members.

Your Team should have:

a) Individuals with similar passions though they may belong to diverse disciplines
b) A track record of being able to work together on projects
c) Stamina to see yourselves become co-founders of a potential start-up should you win

STEP 2: Prepare your Recommendation Letters

Download the template for recommendation letters and prepare two (2) copies for EACH team member. These must be accomplished by one (1) academic reference and one (1) personal reference.

Download Recommendation Letter Form

STEP 3: Prepare a PowerPoint Presentation for your Idea Submission

Choose which topic and SDGs your team will focus on then compose a PowerPoint Presentation that clearly articulates your team's Big Idea. Your Idea should be grounded on actual consultation and empathizing with the community you are designing a solution with.

Download PowerPoint Presentation Template

STEP 4: Submit your Entry Online

Once all of your requirements are accomplished, click Submit Entry below to upload your documents in our Submission Form.


Thank you for submitting your entries, they're awesome!

We are proud to be part of an institution that allows students like us to help showcase our ideas while helping our fellow Filipinos face social problems.
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Benilde Prize Semi-Finalists
[The Benilde Prize] is a good step in engaging the youth towards an environment where everyone, no matter what age, social class, or institution you belong to (as long as you have an idea and initiative to improve people’s lives) can be heard… by the global community.
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Benilde Prize Semi-Finalists
Benilde made a significant contribution to the society by giving us the avenue to expound our simple ideas to give relevant and positive impact to the society and making us realize that we are citizens who have shared responsibilities towards the society.
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Benilde Prize Semi-Finalists