GLOBAL SOCIAL VENTURE COMPETITION

20 Years of Turning Ideas to Impact.

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MEANINGFUL PROGRESS

The GSVC application will guide your team through the lean start-up process developed at UC Berkeley. GSVC alums consistently highlight the value of the rigorous GSVC process as a “forcing mechanism” for articulating their vision, impact and business model.

POWERFUL CONNECTIONS

GSVC connects emerging social entrepreneurs with the world’s leading experts in venture capital, impact investing, and social entrepreneurship. Beyond visibility, GSVC empowers social ventures to test their hypotheses and gather valuable feedback.

SEED FUNDING

Kickstart your social venture through multiple opportunities to win prize money, ranging from $2,500 to $40,000 in potential funding for your start-up. GSVC serves as a catalyst for future competitions, accelerators and other opportunities for funding.

Application Resources

Not sure how to start the GSVC application? Here are all the ways you can access helpful guides and resources to make your application stand out and easier to start.

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Global Webinars

Watch our first webinar on Problem-Solution Fit here and watch our recent webinar on Social Impact Assessment below.

Application Resources

Register and start your application now to receive additional resources and tips to guide you through the deliverables due on Dec 3.

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Website Resources

Check out our Resources page to find online courses, videos, and frameworks that will help you develop and scale your social venture.

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