Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley in partnership with
- Columbia Business School,
- London Business School,
- Indian School of Business, and
- Yale School of Management
Asia Region- Submit to the
- Executive Summary Deadline (optional): November 30, 2008
- Full Business Plan Submission Deadline: January 21, 2009
SE Asia Region – Submit to
- Executive Summary Deadline: January 9, 2009
Open to entrant teams that include a graduate business student from ANY business school in the world or an individual who has graduated from a graduate business program within the past two years
The Global Social Venture Competition (GSVC) is the largest and oldest student-led business plan competition providing mentorship, exposure, and financial awards to emerging social ventures from around the world.
The(GSVC) is seeking promising social entrepreneurs to enter our 2009 Competition. If you are an entrepreneur (or budding entrepreneur!) with a financially sustainable venture that addresses a social or environmental problem, GSVC encourages you to apply. Winning plans in the past have ranged from global health to microfinance, from cleantech to education, from fair trade to community development, from business concepts to operating companies, and have included for-profit and non-profit models.
Executive Summaries are due January 21, 2009 for all regions except for Asia.
The application will be available in early December 2008.
Submission Process for Asia Regional Rounds:
- Asia Region* – Submit to the
Executive Summary Deadline (optional): November 30, 2008
Full Business Plan Submission Deadline: January 21, 2009
- SE Asia Region** – Submit to
Executive Summary Deadline: January 9, 2009
- Regional Semi-Finals February/March 2009
- Final Business Plans Due April 7, 2009
- Global Finals at UC Berkeley April 23-24, 2009
- GSVC Symposium on Social Entrepreneurship, San Francisco, CA, April 25, 2009
Note: Each entrant team must include a graduate business student from ANY business school in the world or an individual who has graduated from a graduate business program within the past two years (from the date that the plan is first submitted). The graduate business student must be actively involved in the venture (ie, actively participating in development of the business plan and presentation or actively working on the business).