Learn about Philadelphia’s Submission to Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Mayor’s Challenge

As some of you might know, today is the last day to vote for your “Fan Favorite” in Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Mayor’s Challenge.

In November, the 305 entries were cut into twenty finalists. Philadelphia’s submission made the cut. After the finalists were announced, The Atlantic compiled a list of the 8 Most Intriguing Finalists. Philadelphia made that cut too.

The submission outlined a plan to create a Philadelphia Social Enterprise Partnership. The creation of this partnership will bridge the gap between Philadelphia’s entrepreneurs and the local government. It will facilitate a collaborative effort between internal and external parties to find innovative solutions to the city’s problems.

At its core, the PSEP will:
• Reframe challenges as opportunities for innovators
• Bring the best ideas to Philadelphia to be developed and challenged with city government at the table; and
• Create a system that allows city government to serve as the testing ground for these new solutions.

For a more in-depth description of the PSEP submission, read Mayor Nutter’s article on the Huffington post.

Of the twenty finalists in Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Mayor’s Challenge, 5 winners will be chosen. The grand prize winner will receive a $5 million prize; the remaining four winners will receive $1 million each to implement their ideas.

To vote for Philadelphia as a fan favorite, click here.

For more about Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Mayor’s Challenge, click here.

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