Competing in GSVC
The Global Social Venture Competition is the world’s preeminent social venture competition providing aspiring entrepreneurs with mentoring, exposure, and $50,000 in prize money to transform their business ideas into positive real-world impact.
The GSVC occurs over three rounds. The first two rounds are run through the GSVC Global Partner schools and competition. During each round of the competition, social entrepreneurs present the social, financial, and environmental values of their business, gaining valuable feedback from and exposure to some of the greatest minds in social innovation.
First Entry Round
In the First Entry Round, teams submit an Executive Summary of their business idea. Please visit the GSVC website for the first round entry requirements.
The entry deadline for all regions is December 5, 2014.
Regional Semifinal Round
A select number of teams will be chosen to move forward to the Regional Semifinal Rounds hosted by our 9 Regional Partner Schools and Competitions. Teams that advance will expand on their First Round entry to compete in Regional Semifinal Rounds.
The top two teams from each Regional Semifinal Round will be selected to compete April 8-10, 2015 at the Global Finals at the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley, which will consist of two consecutive rounds. Teams will resubmit their deliverables and supporting documents, with the opportunity to make revisions post Regional Semifinals, for the Global Finals Round.
Winners are announced at the culmination of the Global Finals event and prizes are awarded as follows:
1st place: $25,000
2nd place: $15,000
3rd place: $7,500
People’s Choice Award: $1,500
Quick Pitch Award: $1,000