轉寄︰ Global Social Venture Competition 2012 Announces Entry Deadlines

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從︰ Global Social Venture Competition <gsvc@haas.berkeley.edu>
收件人︰ Houghton Wan <incubator.hou@gmail.com>
傳送日期︰ 2011年12月8日 (週四) 6:08 AM
主題︰ Global Social Venture Competition 2012 Announces Entry Deadlines

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Lester Center for Entrepreneurship

 

A global competition to launch the next generation of social enterprise


 

Calling all Entrepreneurs!

The Global Social Venture Competition (GSVC) provides aspiring entrepreneurs with mentoring, exposure, and $50,000 in prizes to transform their ideas into businesses that will have positive real world impact. This unique competition has been run by students, for students since 1999, and connects promising social enterprises to the social impact investment community. In 2011, GSVC received nearly 900 entries from over 308 universities and 36 countries.  Previous years’ finalists include Husk Power, Revolution Foods, and d.light design.
 

Enter the Competition

Start planning your entry to this year’s competition. The registration site for US and European based entries will be available soon. Upcoming first-round deadlines for all regions are listed below. 
December 27, 2011 South Asia
Indian School of Business
   
December 30, 2011
 
January 3, 2012
January 14, 2012 South East Asia
Thammasat University, Thailand
   
January 25, 2012
Feb/March 2012*
Full Business Plans Due
March 2012*
Regional Semi Finals
April 19-20, 2012
Global Finals & Conference
*Submission and semi final dates vary by Partner School and Region.  See GSVC calendar for more information.
**The GSVC welcomes two new Outreach Partner schools in Africa – University of Cape Town, South Africa, and Strathmore University, Kenya.  Visit gsvc.org for details.
 

Entrant Requirements

  • Each entrant team must include a graduate student (current or recent graduate within two years from the date the plan is first submitted) from any masters-level or post-graduate higher education program in any area of study in the world.
  • Operating companies are welcome to enter, though they must be less than 3 years old (as measured by first revenue or first patent issued).
  • Ventures must be financially sustainable (both non profit and for profit are accepted, but it must be self-sufficient on its earned revenue).
  • Ventures must have a quantifiable social and/or environmental bottom line incorporated into its mission and practices. 
  • Ventures can enter the competition twice – in fact last year’s winner, NextDrop, was a second time entrant.
  • For more details, visit gsvc.org

Team Matching

News Updates

  • Changes to Entrant Guidelines
    • To compete, teams need a current or recent graduate level student from any discipline—not just business
    • 3 page executive summary instead of 5 pages

    New Judging Criteria

    • Shift from rewarding social impact analysis to social impact potential

    Four New Partner Schools

    • New partner schools in Kenya, South Africa, Turkey, and the US

    New Faculty Director

    • Dr. Jennifer Walske joins the Lester Center as the new Director of Social Entrepreneurship

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.  
  • For more success stories, visit www.gsvc.org

 

GSVC Partners

GSVC also has several Outreach Partners – for a complete list, visit: GSVC Outreach Partners

Sponsors

We welcome our newest sponsors for the 2012 competition!
  • Intel
  • Hanson Bridgett
  • Dow
  • Lampert Family Foundation

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.

Stay Connected:

Visit our website @ gsvc.org
Follow us on Twitter @ twitter.com/gsvc
Join the GSVC community @ facebook

Please help us expand our community by forwarding this e-mail to your networks of social entrepreneurs.


 

 

 


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