2014-2015 Winners

Garbage Clinical Insurance (Indonesia)

Garbage Clinical Insurance (GCI) is a micro health insurance program which uses garbage as a financial resource. With this program, the community pays clinical services by using garbage in an insurance scheme. This way can make the community mobilize their own unused resources to improve health access and breakdown barrier between health facilities and community. The main principle of Garbage Clinical Insurance is organizing community to create sustainable financing and open health access. On the other side, it becomes an incentive for the community to start a proper waste management and waste entrepreneurship from household level.

Du’Anyam (Indonesia)

Du’Anyam is a social enterprise aiming to improve maternal and newborn health by providing alternative employment for pregnant women in East Nusa Tenggara (Indonesia). We leverage existing local skills, wicker weaving, to reduce complication risks associated with heavy agricultural labour during pregnancy.

Du’Anyam works with farming/weaving cooperatives where a pregnant member weaves while other members tend her farm. We provide market access for the co-op’s products and put aside some profits for pregnancy saving and purchase of nutritious foods. 

The resulting reduction in heavy labor, increase in income, and nutrition improvement will decrease the risks of maternal and newborn complications.

2013-2014 Winners

Chique, Indonesia

Chique is a start-up company producing durable, heat insulating parquet flooring made from chicken feather. Chique utilizes chicken feather that is considered waste that endanger people’s health, air, and soil quality. Chique partners with chicken slaughterhouses and establishes plasma systems to collect the chicken feathers as the main supply of raw material. By implementing the business model, Chique reaps meaningful and significant benefits for the environment and community around the neighbourhoods.

SocialGiver, Thailand

SocialGiver revolutionizes fundraising by breaking the barriers between consumer spending and donations through a technology-enabled platform that allows businesses to utilize their spare service capacity to engage new customers. Thailand’s hospitality industry wastes $20 billion in unused service capacity annually; SocialGiver partners with leading businesses to convert this spare capacity into CSR, marketing, and cost reductions – significantly boosting their triple bottom line (People, Planet, Profit).  Through the introduction of SocialCoin, we allow users to spend their dollar twice: every dollar can be spent (by choosing an available service offered on our website) and then also donated (by choosing which project their dollar actually goes to). Social projects then receive funds they need to deliver social impact.  SocialGiver aims to raise $22 million for 2,400 projects in Thailand by year 2018. Our focus is currently local, while we are actively exploring opportunities to expand globally through partnerships.

2012-2013 Winners

Wedu, Cambridge University (UK), Thailand

Wedu catalyzes the next generation of local female leaders in Least Developed Countries (LDCs) of SE Asia by providing innovative financing options for university and the lifelong support of a global community of mentors where no such services exist. We create a positive cycle of inclusive development by identifying girls committed to work on local issues; investing in their university education; mentoring them to lead and train future leaders in their communities while repaying the funds to serve more girls. We operate in Cambodia and Myanmar and we are Social Enterprise Startup of the year 2012 at Cambridge University.

ROF CSA Munching Box, Thammasat Business School, Thailand

SA Munching Box - a community-supported agriculture (CSA) program providing weekly subscription-based delivery of seasonal organic fresh fruit and vegetables direct from the farms to customers' doorsteps in Bangkok, to bring the customers closer to our farmer networks in many provinces.The primary target customer is expat communities (both Japanese and Westerner) in major cities in Thailand. These customer groups tend to have background knowledge on CSA and appreciate the concept as well as have high purchasing power.

2011-2012 Winners

Winner and Best Social Impact Assessment:

Micro Oasis, Prasetiya Mulya Business School, Indonesia

Micro Oasis (MO) offers affordable integrated agricultural services and holistic dry land irrigation solutions for farmers by applying Pitcher Fertigation System. It is a combination of irrigation and fertilization method applied in dry land by inserting specially made clay-pitchers into the land. MO aims to improve dry land farmers' quality of life by developing their farming & management skills and boosting their dry land productivity. MO uses sociocultural approach to engage with farmers and local communities to grow and sustain the market demand.


Marine Gifts, Hanoi Cultural University, Vietnam

Marine Gifts trains local women living in and around Marine Protected Areas of Vietnam to make handicrafts products and provide community - based eco/cultural services, purchase their products and services and sale to responsible travelers over the world via our stores and online distribution channels. With capital gains, we organize vocational, living skills training and awareness raising on marine conservation for local people and there by contribute to balancing of government's conservation purposes and local's development needs.

2010-2011 Winners


SMILE Floss from IMBA, Thammasat University, Thailand

SMILE Floss Company Ltd. was founded in 2010 located in Udonthanee province, Thailand. Our business is a manufacturer of the first organic silk floss in ASEAN. We're engaged in oral care business aimed to create social value to end customers and producers.

DeepScan from IMBA, Thammasat University, Thailand

DeepScan offers an innovative endoscope that can be used to detect cancer at the early stage. We believe that DeepScan can make cancer screening more accessible for people, and improve accuracy of cancer diagnosis for hospitals. Our product, DeepScan, is an endoscope developed with the two core technologies, confocal laser imaging and microelectromechanical (MEMS), which can generate high-resolution cellular level images deep down tissues both outside and inside a patient's body. The images can be displayed in 3D and in real-time.

Best Social Impact Assessment:

MaGNiVY from Prasetiya Mulya Business School, Indonesia

MAGNiVY is a social venture business with the passion for the rehabilitation & utilization of mangrove ecosystem. MAGNiVY brings economy and mental restoration to a post-disaster community. MAGNiVY is able to do this by identifying the most appropriate form of mangrove utilization, applying the proper business model, and grabbing the right market. Based on the research done by YTBI and MAGNiVY, the most suitable form of utilization to be carried out in Aceh Singkil's mangrove ecosystem is mud crab (Scylla serrata) aquaculture. MAGNiVY holds a strong competency in exporting mud crabs. MAGNiVY will focus to export its mud crab product in the Asian market.

2009-2010 Winners

Amandes Praseitya Mulya Business School, Indonesia

Amandes was established with a mission to provide cheap safe drinking water for remote coastal people in Indonesia. Currently, those people use rainwater or blackish for many purposes because of the unavailable fresh water sources. Amandes uses solar seawater distillation technology and applies a business model that optimizes a mutual benefit and close interdependency between the investor and the local communities. Amandes offer an attractive financial as well as enhances social benefits such as community health, prosperity and quality of life improvement.

Freehap Chulalongkorn and Thammasat University, Thailand

We, Freehap are not sure if our World is getting happier. We believe that this problem should be considered more seriously and we must find realistic and measurable ways to help improve World Happiness together. We will build a platform to research on how happiness can be improved for different types of people. This platform will be simple and fun to participate. The data will be both useful for improving happiness of our everyday life with our family and friends and also be helpful in projects that aim to help people to solve specific problems. Let's be Happier Together, Freehap!

Best Social Impact Assessment:

Punô Ateneo de Manila Graduate School of Business, The Philippines

Punô is a social enterprise that seeks to reduce post-consumer waste through more sustainable retail systems. It leverages its social impact through varied distribution methods that deliver quality, affordable and locally produced eco-friendly household and personal care products that utilize less packaging and encourage more environmental awareness in consumer practice. Its distribution systems provide retailers an alternative that is not only more environmentally sound, but more economical.

Punô's sustainable retail systems are unique, utilizing a combination of massive base of pyramid distribution networks, to mid-level, mainstream commercial retail.

2008-2009 Winners

EFB Praseitya Mulya Business School, Indonesia

EcoFaeBrick (EFB), in conjunction with Faerumnesia, produces high quality and low price bricks by utilizing the abundant cow dung in Godean and Sayegan. The utilization of the cow dung not only will solve the hygiene problem but also will reduce the exploitation of the un-renewable clay. The replacement of firewood with the cow dung methane biogas in the combustion process brings a lower production cost with a more environmental friendly process. Through its business model which involves the housing developers, NGOs, and local communities through cooperative unions, EFB builds a sustainable market demand to ensure an interesting financial return to the investors.

Castor & Pollux Team Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration, Thailand

LeptoSpot™ is a rapid diagnostic kit for leptospirosis, a serious but neglected bacterial disease affecting 10 million people a year with 500 million at risk worldwide. It uses the nanogold technology to provide all three key benefits that physicians look for in leptospirosis test kits: early detection, high sensitivity, and affordability. It comes as a ready-to-use 0.5-ml solution that requires neither well-equipped labs nor highly trained technicians. Usage involves simply adding blood plasma into the solution, spinning the mixture in a centrifuge, and observing with naked eye the resulting precipitation of nanogold particles binding to the leptospirosis antigens.

Best Social Impact Assessment:

Click the Clam University of Auckland, New Zealand

There is fantastic educational gaming made for the likes of Nintendo. And it works.

Clinical Gaming Labs are applying these proven principles to meet psychological needs. By creating world-class, clinically robust games that young people actually want to play, they aim to bring the therapists couch into the living room.

Immersive gaming will be developed for the likes of depression, anxiety and PTSD. But first, Clinical Gaming Labs will test and perfect their business model with their first product. Click the Clam, a game which has been created to teach children on the autistic spectrum to recognise emotions.

2007-2008 Winners

HerbelMed from Chiang Mai University

HerbleMed Co.,Ltd aims to be a specialist in controlling the dust mite allergens in Thailand by increasing understanding and awareness of allergy, helping people manage their allergies, cooperating with institutes to do allergy research and producing effective products which prevent and control allergy caused by dust mite which becomes more vital problem nowadays. The best way to fight allergens is to eliminate their source. HerbleMed Spray? demonstrates high efficacy of controlling and eliminating dust mites from infected fabrics such as bedding, soft cushioned furniture, and even carpets. It contains powerful natural ingredients proven effective against household dust mite allergens.

Two 1st Runner-Ups:

Influx Private Limited from Asian Insitute of Technology, Thailand

Influx Private Limited intends to offer alternative sources of energy through dysensitized solar cells based on nano-technology processes developed by Dr.Joydeep Dutta at Center of Excellence in Nanotechnology, School of Engineering & Technology, Asian Institute of Technology ( The product will revolutionize a new trend in the field of solar energy. The environment friendliness of the product has given a better edge to compete with the conventional solar cells available in the market as well as to generate a huge social savings.

Bio Power Technology from Prasetiya Mulya Business School, Indonesia

(Team later won the 2nd place at the Global GSVC)

Bio Power Technology Pte Ltd (BPT) was initiated in response to the shortage of electricity supply across Indonesia. As the first company in Indonesia to commercializes biomass technology to produce electricity, BPT uses improved gasification technology developed by one of Indonesia's top scientists to convert agricultural waste into gas that fuel generators. BPT's unique business model involves local farmers and communities, thus create business sustainability and continuous stakeholder value through social and financial return on investment. Supported by powerful management team and experienced board of advisors, BPT aspires to increase overall quality of life for Indonesian people.