To celebrate 5 years at Models of Impact, we are launching a virtual pitch competition! Participants from across the globe are invited to register for the competition in order to become one of 3 winners selected by our judges to receive free coaching sessions and a set of polyhedral die in a collectable box for you to cherish forever! Here’s how this goes down:


register for the competition by october 12

By downloading the competition rules and guidelines (big button below), you are automatically registered to participate.

we'll send you a prompt over email on october 13

The prompt will be sent to the email that you used to register for the competition. Don’t get started until you receive the prompt!

you'll have 2 days to submit your response

You'll be challenged to submit one (1) 30-60 second video pitch about your idea for a socially responsible business before October 15. Just upload your unlisted YouTube video, and send us the link. Camera phones are fine!

our judges will select 3 winning ideas!

Our judges will review each of the video submissions, and 3 winning ideas will be announced on November 01.


The Prize

Three winners will be selected by our panel of judges, and will receive a free 90 minute coaching session with Matthew Manos, the creator of Models of Impact and Founder of global design strategy firm, verynice. In addition, we will send you a random selection of polyhedral die from our personal collection in a cute, collectable, box.

meet our incredible judges!

Each idea will be carefully reviewed by our panel of accomplished designers, strategists, and social entrepreneurs in order to select the 3 winning ideas.


matthew manos

Founder/Managing Director at verynice. Models of Impact Game Designer.

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alisa olinova

Design Director at verynice. Organizer of the Women's Design Salon in LA.

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anders tse

Lead Strategist at verynice. Former Strategist at brightspot strategy.


sue tan

Partner + Chief Creative Officer at The MO Studio. Former Design Researcher at IDEO.

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rachel sumekh

Founder + CEO, Swipe Out Hunger. Forbes 30 Under 30.


Models of Impact is an initiative of verynice, a global design-strategy consultancy that ignites movements, builds brands, and changes perspectives. If you are interested in learning more about verynice's services, please direct inquiries to

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