Global Social Venture Competition

Global Social Venture Competition at the Global Level

The Global Social Venture Competition is the largest and oldest student-led business plan competition providing mentoring, exposure, and prizes for social ventures from around the world. The mission of the GSVC is to catalyze the creation of social ventures, educate future leaders and build awareness of social enterprises. The competition supports the creation of real businesses that bring about positive social change in a sustainable manner.

The GSVC is organized by the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley in cooperation with 6 Regional Partners and 3 Outreach Partners around the globe.

Each year, entrant teams from around the world compete for over $45,000 while gaining valuable professional feedback on their ventures.

Since its inception in 1999, the GSVC has awarded more than a quarter of a million dollars to emerging social ventures and has introduced early-stage social venture entrepreneurs to the investment community. Nearly 25% of past GSVC entrants are now operating companies.

Global Social Venture Competition In Southeast Asia

The Thammasat Business School has organized GSVC in Southeast Asia in Thailand since 2007. Each year, GSVC-SEA welcomes teams from Cambodia, Laos, the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam, Myanmar, Brunei, Thailand and Oceania. The International MBA Program and and Center of Sustainable Enterprise at Thammasat Business School seek to build the GSVC-SEA into a regional community of thought-leaders, educators, students, investors, and entrepreneurs that overcomes challenges faced by social entrepreneurs in Southeast Asia through GSVC competition and the Southeast Asia Social Entrepreneurship Symposium.

Two winners from GSVC Southeast Asia will represent the region to compete with other finalists from around the world at the GSVC Global Finals, Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley, USA in each April.

Five pages of executive summary due to by January 6, 2014 within 12:00 pm, Bangkok time (GMT+7). Click here for more details.