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2011年1月11日 星期二,Global Social Venture Competition <gsvc@haas.berkeley.edu> 寫道﹕

寄件人: Global Social Venture Competition <gsvc@haas.berkeley.edu>
主題: Get ready for 2011 GSVC!
收件人: “Houghton Wan” <incubator.hou@gmail.com>
日期: 2011年1月11日,星期二,上午4:14

Global Social Venture Competition UC Berkeley Haas School of Business

Get ready for the 2011 Global Social Venture Competition!

Join us April 7-9, 2011 for the 12th Annual Global Finals and Social Entrepreneurship Conference at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business.  We are looking forward to a great event.

Call for Entrants – Executive summaries due January 19, 2011

Do you have a great business idea for creating positive social change? Then enter the Global Social Venture Competition to gain valuable feedback from GSVC’s established and growing network of social entrepreneurs and compete for $45,000 in prizes!  Executive summaries are due on January 19, 2011 for all entrants in the US, Europe (non-French speaking), Africa and South America via the GSVC You Noodle group.

Check out this video interview with 2010 entrant, Senda Athletics, to hear more about how competing in GSVC

For additional details on entering and for other regional deadlines*, please visit the
Enter the Competition section on the GSVC website.  

*See the GSVC calendar for additional entry deadlines and other key dates.  Please note that some Regional deadlines have passed.

Entrant Requirements:
  • Every team must include at least one member who is a current student in ANY graduate business program or who has graduated from any graduate business program within the past 24 months.
  • Operating companies are welcome to enter, though they must be less than 3 years old (as measured by first revenue or first patent issued).
  • Plan can be for a for-profit or non-profit as long as either can be financially self-sustaining at scale.
  • Entrants chosen to go on to the semifinals round will need to submit a business plan, including financial and social impact assessments.
Team Matching:
          Need to form or join a team? Go to the Team Matching List to find a team.

GSVC gives special thanks for our current 2011 sponsors
Intel Corporation

Morrison Foerster

National Collegiate Inventors & Innovators

Donate to GSVC – We are 100% donor funded

Become a Sponsor  Develop your social innovation pipeline, shape the competition and get media impact by investing in GSVC. Contact us at sponsors@gsvc.org today!

Donate Individually Your generous support will help strengthen the global community of innovative social entrepreneurs who are working to change the world. To make an individual donation to the GSVC, click here.

GSVC Past Entrant Success Stories

  • Watch the Acumen Fund’s video feature and read the New York Times article on Husk Power, a past GSVC Global Finalist.
  • Time magazine highlights past GSVC winner Revolution Foods as one of eleven education activists for 2011 in a recent article.  
  • Check out this video interview with Santiago Halty of Senda Athletics.  He talks about his company and their experience entering the GSVC.
About GSVC     
The Global Social Venture Competition (GSVC) is the world’s preeminent social business plan competition providing aspiring entrepreneurs with mentoring, exposure, and prize money to transform their business ideas into positive real-world impact.  Its mission is to catalyze new sustainable ventures that address significant social issues, build awareness of the social entrepreneurship field and educate future leaders.  Founded by MBA students at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, the GSVC has evolved into a global network supported by an international community of volunteer judges, mentors and student organizers and a partnership of premier business schools in the US, Europe and Asia. For a complete list, visit the GSVC Partners Page.

Every year more than 500 entrant teams from around the world compete for $45,000 in prizes while gaining valuable professional feedback on their businesses. Since its inception in 1999, the GSVC has awarded over half a million dollars to promising social enterprises and introduced early-stage entrepreneurs to the venture capital community, creating a new generation of sustainable social ventures including Husk Power, Revolution Foods and d.light design.

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