Global Social Venture Competition

The Global Social Venture Competition (GSVC) is a student-led competition to launch the next generation of social enterprise. GSVC provides aspiring entrepreneurs with mentoring, exposure, and $50,000 in prizes to transform their ideas into businesses with real-world impact. This unique competition, founded at UC Berkeley-Haas in 1999 is run by students in collaboration with the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship, and connects promising social enterprises to the social impact investment community. Through eight regional partners and six outreach partners in the US, Europe, Asia and Africa, GSVC attracts a diverse group of entrants from around the world. Previous years’ finalists include World of Good, Husk Power, Revolution Foods, and d.light design.

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Jill Erbland
Senior Program Manager
Lester Center for Entrepreneurship
Haas School of Business
phone: 510.643.4592
email: [email protected]