Global Social Venture Competition

The Global Social Venture Competition (GSVC) empowers the next generation of social entrepreneurs by providing them with mentoring, exposure, and over $80,000 in prizes to transform their ideas into ventures that address the world’s most pressing challenges. Teams from across the globe learn how to design scalable models through a process that emphasizes stakeholder discovery, business innovation, and social impact assessment. Founded by MBA students at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business in 1999, the GSVC has evolved into a global network of premier business schools, universities, and programs in the Americas, Asia, Africa, Europe, and Latin America. In 2017, GSVC received nearly 650 entries from 65 countries. GSVC has helped launch successful social ventures such as Revolution Foods, d.light, Husk Power, Sanergy, and World of Good.

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Jill Erbland
Program Director
Global Social Venture Competition
Haas School of Business
phone: 510.643.4592