Future of Social Ventures
Conference & 2017 Global Finals
Haas School of Business
University of California, Berkeley
On April 6-7, 2017 at UC Berkeley, sixteen teams from 11 countries competed for $80,000 in cash prizes at the 18th annual GSVC Global Finals and Future of Social Ventures Conference. Learn more below about the participating teams and watch the presentations from select finalist teams and conference speakers.
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Congratulations to our 2017 winners!
First Place Kheyti
SECOND PLACE MindRight
THIRD PLACE ATLAS
PRIYA HAJI (CHALLENGER) AWARD D-Heart
PEOPLE’S CHOICE Roots Studio
QUICK PITCH Young for Elder
Aazer is an online social cooperative platform that brings people globally in solidarity with each other. Aazer offers a monthly sustainable growing budget to members to support their social projects, friends, beloved family members or even themselves.
AMIntegrated Aerial Limited is a crop spraying company. By using drone technology, we are tackling the excessive application of agrochemicals by providing a more precise mechanized dispersal method cheaper, faster and better.
Atlas is a biocide based on natural molecule against mosquitoes vector population cause of diseases such us Malaria, Dengue and the new emergence Zika.
With the objective of alleviating the problem of poverty in areas part of the bottom of the pyramid, Dr. Noah started in 2015. Our approach to this solution is our bamboo toothbrush, which taps into the potential of bamboo and connects global resources for local development.
GreenMinded is a Zero Waste company aiming to recycle traditionally non-recyclable waste in a fun way. We are first targeting the most littered item worldwide: cigarette butts. We do this by creating the first connected ashtray worldwide, the BorntoRecycle.
Through an ever-growing nationwide network of professionally trained teams, MyH2O aims to bridge the gap by collecting water quality data and real-time market data directly from customers for clean water solution providers to link their product with communities that most need them.
MindRight is a 501c3 education nonprofit with the mission of helping at-risk youth recover from trauma. We provide evidence-informed mental health coaching over text message to high school students.
Oishii Farm’s proprietary indoor vertical farming technology will revolutionize the agriculture industry by growing local, sustainable, pesticide-free produce year round in any location in the world.
ReBeam is a wireless power transfer (WPT) company that develops WPT technology for powering unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) from the ground using microwaves so these can increase endurance and payload.
Roots Studio boosts the livelihoods of rural artists by giving them the technology and training to digitize their art at minimal cost, circumventing an otherwise burdensome supply chain.
SolarPak is a waterproof backpack designed with a rechargeable solar panel to use sunlight or daylight , to illuminate with its integrated LED lamp homework and revisions for student in areas without electricity.
Taqanu aims to be a regulated financial intermediary that promotes the financial inclusion of refugees, newly arrived groups, and other disenfranchised communities in the European community and beyond.
China has the fastest-aging population in human history but the state provides very little support for elderly people. By the year 2020, China’s population aged 60 years and older is estimated to reach 243 million people, representing 17% of the total population.
Speakers & Judges
His Excellency, Amr Al-Dabbagh
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Al-Dabbagh Group
Partners & Sponsors
Thank You to our 2017 Partners and Sponsors