Future of Social Ventures
Conference & 2017 Global Finals
Haas School of Business
University of California, Berkeley
UC Berkeley-Haas is hosting the first annual Future of Social Ventures Conference on April 6-7, 2017. This conference will feature speakers and interactive sessions with experts in the field of social impact, as well as presentations from the top finalists of the 2017 Global Social Venture Competition.
The conference will bring together members of the social impact community to advance practice, sharing, learning, and acceleration for social ventures. Professionals from Omidyar Network, OpenIDEO, and Tideline will lead sessions and workshops on best practices for growing social organizations. The conference will kick-off Friday morning with our Featured Keynote – a Fireside Chat on Omnipreneurship with His Excellency Amr Al Dabbagh, Chairman and CEO of the Al-Dabbagh Group and Founding Chairman of the Stars Foundation and Philanthropy University, and Professor Laura Tyson, Director of the Berkeley-Haas Institute for Business and Social Impact.
The top 18 social ventures of the Global Social Venture Competition, selected from close to 600 applicants worldwide, will give their final presentations to conference attendees and judges as they compete for $80,000 in prize money. Past winners include organizations such as Revolution Foods, Samasource, Sanergy, and BLITAB.
Speakers & Judges
His Excellency, Amr Al-Dabbagh
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Al-Dabbagh Group
Thursday, April 6th – VIP Event (Invite Only)
|5:00-7:00 PM||VIP Reception and Fireside Chat
Speakers: Scott Wu, Partner & Head of Investments, Omidyar Network, and Prof. Laura D. Tyson, Director, Berkeley-Haas Institute for Business and Social Impact
Friday, April 7th – Future of Social Ventures Conference
Location: UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business
|8:30 – 9:00 AM||Registration|
|9:00 – 10:00 AM||Fireside Chat | Omnipreneurship
Speakers: His Excellency Amr Al-Dabbagh, Al-Dabbagh Group, Stars Foundation, Philanthropy University, and Professor Laura D. Tyson, Berkeley-Haas
|10:15 – 11:45 AM||Concurrent Sessions
Design Workshop with Alisa Ahmadian and Elana Gurney, openIDEO (space is limited)
Design thinking is a powerful model not only for innovation but for impact. In this interactive workshop, learn to apply the process of human-centered design for social good, reimagining the future of social enterprise through the lens of collaborative innovation. OpenIDEO, the open innovation arm of design firm IDEO, will guide you through the design thinking process that has enabled social entrepreneurs worldwide to develop solutions to nearly 50 social and environmental Challenges around the globe.
Runner Up Round judging, featuring finalists of the Global Social Venture Competition
Challenger Round judging for the Priya Haji Memorial Award, featuring finalists of the Global Social Venture Competition
|12:00 – 1:00 PM||Educating the Impact Investor
Speaker: Kim Wright-Volich, Tideline
|1:00 – 2:00 PM||Lunch and networking|
|2:00 – 4:45 PM||
Final Round Competition
|4:45 – 5:15 PM||Quick Pitch Competition
Team presentations featuring the remaining Global Social Venture Competition finalist teams
|5:15 – 5:30 PM||Closing remarks|
|5:30 – 8:00 PM||Awards ceremony and reception (invite only)|
“GSVC was different because the experience actually made our venture better.”Sneha Sheth
Turning ideas into impact
Partners & Sponsors
The Global Social Venture Competition would like to thank our partners and sponsors for making this event possible.