2018 Global Finals

Milan, Italy

April 12-13, 2018

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

The 2018 Global Finals will be hosted by our partner the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan, Italy, April 12-13. The top 19 social ventures of the Global Social Venture Competition, selected from 550 applicants worldwide, will give their final presentations to conference attendees and judges as they compete for $80,000 in prize money. Past winners and finalists include organizations such as Revolution Foods, Samasource, Sanergy, and BLITAB.

Finalist teams will be selected by mid-March from across nine regional competitions to compete for $80,000 in cash prizes at the 19th annual Global Finals. Check back here and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for announcements about the competing finalist teams.

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Who’s Invited



Social Entrepreneurs





Thursday, April 12

6:00-9:00 PM Workshop and Reception

Friday, April 13 – Finalist Team Presentations and Conference

Location: UCSC Main Campus, Milan, Italy

8:30 AM Registration Opens
8:45 – 11:30 AM Global Finals Competition 

Team presentations featuring the top six Global Social Venture Competition finalist teams

11:45 AM – 1:00 PM Challenger Round for the Priya Haji Memorial Award

Challenger Round judging for the Priya Haji Memorial Award, featuring finalists of the Global Social Venture Competition

1:00 -2:00 PM Networking Lunch
2:00 – 4:00 PM Conference
4:00 – 5:00 PM Awards Ceremony
5:00 – 6:00 PM Reception
“GSVC was different because the experience actually made our venture better.” Sneha Sheth

DOST, 2016 Global Finalist