Future of social ventures

Conference & GSVC 2019 Global Finals

April 5, 2019

University of California, Berkeley

Haas School of Business 

Join us on Friday, April 5  at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business for the annual Future of Social Ventures Conference, bringing together members of the social impact community to advance practice, learning, and acceleration for social ventures. This year’s conference celebrates the 20th Anniversary of the Global Social Venture Competition and the theme of Technology for Good. The conference will feature speakers and interactive sessions with experts in the field of social impact, as well as presentations from the Global Finalists of the 2019 Global Social Venture Competition.

Who should attend?

  • Professionals in the fields of impact investing, social entrepreneurship and innovation.
  • Students who are interested in social impact and entrepreneurship. 

Ticket Information

  • Register on Eventbrite by March 29 for Early Bird Discounts

Who’s Invited


Social Entrepreneurs


Speakers & Judges

Featured Speakers

Matthew Ridenour

Business Strategy & Innovation, IDEO

Ivy K. Lau

Social Innovation Manager,

Arturo Franco

VP, Insights

Ayesha Wagle

Head of Investments,


Dave Chen

Principal & Chairman,      Equilibrium Capital

Sara Olsen

Founder and CEO
SVT Group

Child Liberty

CEO and Founder,
Liberty and Justice

Claudine Emeott

Senior Director,
Salesforce Impact Fund

Siddharth Sanghvi

Riaz, Inc.

Anne Wintroub

Director, Social Innovation
AT&T Foundation

Justina Lai

Director of Impact Investing, Wetherby

Alec Perkins

Portfolio Manager,
Perkins Investment Management

Julie Lein

Managing Partner,
Urban Innovation Fund

Dimitry Gershenson

Global Impact Partnerships,

Scott Wu

Partner & Head of Investments, Omidyar Network

Wes Selke

Managing Director and Founder, Better Ventures

Patrick Maloney

Occam Advisors

Gagan Rana

Executive in Residence,
Learn Capital

Thomas Knowles

Gratitude Railroad

Jay Lee

Head of Marketing and Insights,

Eric Hallstein

Director of Conservation Investments, The Nature Conservancy

Ken Weber

Head of Social Impact,


Future of Social Ventures Conference
Friday, April 5, 8:30 AM-5:30 PM (Conference) / 6:00-8:00 PM (Reception)
Location: UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business


2019 Participating Teams

Check back early March to learn more about the 20 Global Finalist Teams!

“GSVC was different because the experience actually made our venture better.” Sneha Sheth

DOST, 2016 Global Finalist