How GSVC Started
The Global Social Venture Competition (GSVC) empowers the next generation of social entrepreneurs by providing them with mentoring, exposure, and over $50,000 in prizes to transform their ideas into ventures that address the world’s most pressing challenges. Teams from across the globe learn how to design scalable models through a process that emphasizes stakeholder discovery, business innovation, and social impact assessment.
How GSVC Works
The Global Social Venture Competition is the world’s preeminent social venture competition providing aspiring entrepreneurs with mentoring, exposure, and up to $50,000 in prize money to transform their business ideas into positive real-world impact. GSVC leads entrant teams through an experiential learning process to develop innovative, scalable solutions to the world’s greatest challenges. Through our global network of 13 partner schools and competitions, we give teams the connections, support, and exposure needed to advance their social ventures.
The Global Social Venture Competition is one of the oldest social venture competitions with the largest global reach. Founded at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business in 1999, the GSVC has evolved into a global network of 13 premier business schools, universities, and programs in the US, Europe, Asia, Africa, and South America. Each partner school and program is supported by vast regional and local networks that include other universities and organizations, student organizers, judges, mentors, and investors in the social impact, innovation, and entrepreneurship space.
Our array of resources can help you grow your idea, develop your venture, and create the deliverables to enter GSVC.