SOL Contest / Konkurs SOL 2019

Time schedule of the third SOL Contest / Konkurs SOL-2019 has been determined. Contest is meant for leaders, who create sustainable entrepreneurial solutions to social and ecology issues in Russia. It’ll take place from March,1 to June, 12, 2019. Applications are accepted until April 14, 2019 inclusively.


At the choice of the jury, each of the finalists will receive training (or project support) from the following partners as a prize:

  • Ashoka Visionary Program
  • London School of System Change
  • Skolkovo Moscow School of Management
  • todogood social changes platform
  • YPO Russia.

The choice of prizes among the finalists will be held by the decision of an independent jury and representatives of partners — depending on the tasks of the project submitted for the contest and the tasks set by the project leader.

But that’s not all! The prize fund will be supplemented by yet another educational program (information about which will appear on March, 1).

Who can participate?

Project leaders who meet the following criteria:

– creating sustainable business solutions to social problems in the territory of the Russian Federation.

– the project must have revenues (not only grants and donations). The legal form of the project does not matter.


The main selection criteria are the availability of current experience in creating and developing projects with sustainable entrepreneurial solutions to social and ecological challenges and the desire to solve the problem at the system level.

Also the jury will pay attention to additional points, such as:

  • Innovation: the presence in the project of a fundamentally new approach to solving the problem
  • Creativity: non-standard approach to the form of implementation of project tasks
  • Systematic and scale of social impact
  • Focus on project scaling.

Independent Jury Members

Oleg Volkosh, President of Mediaplus Group, Young President Organization Russia (YPO) Chairman.

Ekaterina Lapshina, Director General of Era Capital Investment Company. Joint holder and member of board of directors of Rambler Group (Rambler & Co, Okko, Afisha, Formula Kino, Cinema Park). YPO Impact Program Leader.

Ewa Konczal, Central and Eastern Europe Manager for European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA)

Alexey Goryachev, Entrepreneur, investment banker, investor.

Senior Partner for RB Partners, Head of YPO Moscow, ambassador of Skolkovo Moscow School of Management.

Kira Yankelevitch, Executive Director for ToDoGood social changes platform; previously: RVVZ Family Foundation. Area of expertise: development of local communities, launching of social human capital development projects, educational programs design.

SOL Center employees.

Participants of the SOL-2018 Contest and SOL team


SOL team believes that the inspiring experience of European leaders, as well as the knowledge gained in the educational modules of the Contest, will help to bring participants’ projects to a new level, expand the network of business contacts and improve interaction.

See you on March 1!


Project Coordinator: Ekaterina Kudryavtseva, phone 8 905 757 95 37

Additional information and results of Contest-2018:

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