GSVC focuses on the Lean Launch methodology for social ventures. Teams from across the globe are invited to learn how to design scalable models through a process that emphasizes stakeholder discovery, business innovation, and social impact assessment. Below are some resources that will help guide your team as you develop and scale your social venture startup.

Here are a few key resrouces GSVC recommends teams review to prepare to enter:

Lean Launch Methodology Resources:

Resource on Design Thinking and Prototyping:

Business Model


Simple Business Model Design

Lean Startup Principles

Problem Framing

Competitive Landscape Analysis

Go-to-Market Strategy

Financial Model

  • Use the Startup Discovery Canvas materials at the top of this page


Presentation & Communication

Storytelling and Communication

Executive Summary

Pitch Deck & Video

Social Impact

Define: Theory of Change

Quantify: Define Effective Metrics

Track: Social Impact Assessment


To learn more about impact investing, visit The Global Impact Investing Network  

Stakeholder Interviews

Stakeholder Mapping

Customer Interviews