轉寄︰ Congratulations to the 2012 GSVC Winners

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寄件人︰ GSVC <GSVC@haas.berkeley.edu>
收件人︰ Houghton Wan <incubator.hou@gmail.com>
傳送日期︰ 2012年05月9日 (週三) 12:44 AM
主題︰ Congratulations to the 2012 GSVC Winners

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Lester Center for Entrepreneurship

 

“Spill”, a Peer-to-Peer Support Website
Wins the 2012 Global Social Venture Competition


Spill was chosen from an initial pool of more than 600 entries to GSVC in a record 50 countries at the 2012 Global Social Venture Competition Finals and Conference on Friday, April 20th in Berkeley. The GSVC organizing team welcomed 14 Global Finalist teams from almost as many countries and representatives from our 13 partner schools. 300 attendees packed the house at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business to watch the Global Finalists’ pitches and hear from conference speakers.  Supporters outside of Berkeley were also able to watch the live stream of the finalist teams’ pitches and all observers were invited to vote by text message for the People’s Choice Quick Pitch Award.  The event culminated with an Awards Dinner and inspiring keynote address by Ira Maganizer, CEO of the Clinton Healthcare Access Initiative.

To learn more about GSVC, go to www.gsvc.org or watch this year finalists’ pitches here.  And don’t miss the opportunity to support the finalist teams by contributing to their Indiegogo fundraising pages at: http://www.indiegogo.com/partners/gsvc.

Spill    The Conference

Congratulations to all the 2012 GSVC winners!

  • First place, $25,000: Spill, USA, has created a website called spillnow.com that allows students to vent (or spill) anonymously about their problems and then receive anonymous peer support within 48 hours. Mental health professionals screen all “spills” within five minutes of receipt, and “spillers’ receive up to five messages of support that include feedback, empathy, and relevant resources. Spill has intervened in 19 potential suicides since its inception.
    [finals presentation video] [IndieGogo fundraising page]
  • Second place, $10,000: Greennovation Technologies, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, is introducing an affordable and sustainable housing material made from jute and resin in order to address the acute housing crisis for people at the bottom of the pyramid in Bangladesh.
    [finals presentation video]
  • Third place, $5,000: Exygen, Strathmore University, Kenya, is harnessing renewable biogas energy to deliver low and middle-income urban households in Kenya an alternative to charcoal fuel, which has adverse effects on the country’s forests and the health of its users, and kerosene and liquefied petroleum gas, which are plagued by shortages and high pricing.
    [finals presentation video] [IndieGogo fundraising page]
  • Social Impact Assessment Award, $10,000: FasoProt, Burkina Faso, aims to fight malnutrition in the region with an agribusiness model that involves the local collection and distribution of high-protein caterpillars—a staple of the local diet.
    [finals presentation video] [IndieGogo fundraising page]
  • People’s Choice Quick Pitch Award, $1,000: Watsi, USA, is the first global peer-to-peer crowdsourcing platform that enables donors to fund low-cost medical treatments for individuals in developing countries.
    [IndieGogo fundraising page]

Greennovation and Exygen    Breakout Session


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