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日期: 2011年2月24日,星期四,上午11:54

Global Social Venture Competition UC Berkeley Haas School of Business

GSVC 2011 Global Finals and Ideas to Impact Conference

Join us for the GSVC Global Finals and Awards Dinner on April 7 & 8!
Top teams from around the world will gather at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley on April 7 & 8 to compete for $45,000 in prizes.  On Thursday, April 7, the Social Impact Assessment (SIA) Finalists will compete for the SIA Award, and on Friday, April 8, the Global Finalist teams will pitch their social ventures and engage in Q&A with a panel of expert judges.  Both pitch sessions are free and open to the public, creating an invaluable opportunity for investors, entrepreneurs, students, and the broader social venture community to hear the latest innovations in the social venture space and meet the teams in person.

Later that evening, join us at the Global Finals Awards Dinner to celebrate the culmination of the 2011 competition and crown this year’s winning teams.  We will also be joined by keynote speaker, Maura O’Neill, Chief Innovation Officer at the U.S. Agency for International Development and four-time entrepreneur in the energy, education, and high-tech fields, who will share her thoughts on the critical role that social ventures play.  Register here.

Roll up your sleeves on Saturday, April 9 for the Ideas to Impact Conference
Ideas to ImpactIdeas to Impact (I2I) is a day for doing.  We invite you to join active and aspiring social entrepreneurs, double bottom line business leaders, and GSVC winners to take ideas into action in one collaborative, hands-on event.  Featuring fast talks, demos, pitch sessions, and workshops, this is the conference for people pushing change.   Be sure to get on board by Friday, March 18 to receive the early bird rates of $20 for students and $75 for professionals!  

Find more information on the GSVC website and register here.

Presented by the Global Social Venture Competition (GSVC), Global Initiatives at Haas (GIH), and Net Impact (Haas Chapter).

Executive Summary Round Update
GSVC received a record number of entries this year!  Over 900 entrant teams from all over the world submitted their executive summaries to our network of partner schools– an 80% increase from 2010.  The industries represented include agriculture, consumer products, health care, energy, technology, education, and financial services.   Global Finalist teams will be selected at the Regional Partner Rounds in March 2011.

Latest News

– The New York Times talks about GSVC in an article about business school social entrepreneurship programs.
– Check out the
new video interviews with d.light design’s Net Tozun and Revolution Foods’ Kirsten Tobey.
– Priya Haji, World of Good founder and GSVC finalist, speaks at the World Economic Forum’s
annual meeting in Davos.
– Past GSVC finalist BLISS (Business & Life Skills School) is competing for funding at the
Unreasonable Marketplace.
– On February 8, the US West Coast finalists and their mentors gathered at the
Hub SoMa to meet each other, begin sharing ideas, and hear words of wisdom from veteran mentor Michelle Randall about how to maximize the mentor/entrant relationship.  The 20 US West Coast finalist teams will spend the next four weeks working with their mentors to refine their ideas and develop a full business plan in preparation for the West Coast regional finals

GSVC gives special thanks to our current 2011 sponsors:

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               The Helzel Family Foundation

Donate to GSVC – We are 100% donor funded

Become a sponsor – Develop your social innovation pipeline, shape the competition adn 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 contribution, click here.

Key Dates

March 3-6       Asia Regional Finals at Indian School of Business

March 2-4       SE Asia Regional Finals and Social Entrepreneurship Symposium at Thammasat University, Thailand

March 4          Europe Middle East Africa (EMEA) Regional Finals at London Business School
                         Eastern US Regional Finals at Columbia Business School

March 18        Western US Regional Finals at UC Berkeley-Haas

April 7             GSVC Global Finals: Social Impact Assessment (SIA) Finals Competition (3:00-6:00 PM)

April 8             GSVC Global Finals: Global Finals Competition (9:00 AM-4:30 PM) and Awards Dinner (6:00-9:00 PM)

April 9             Ideas to Impact Conference

All events April 7-9, 2011 will be held at UC Berkeley

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.

This year, over 900 entrant teams from around the world will 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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