Global Social Ventures Competition and Kick-Off

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Global Social Ventures Competition
Kick-off Mixer: October 28 at 6pm in the CoB
Application Deadline: December 4
East US Regional Semifinals (that we host) February, 2016
Global Finals (in Thailand – we cover travel) April, 2016

Please join us for our upcoming Atlanta mixer for social entrepreneurs on October 28th at 6pm!

You may have heard of GSVC, which is a social entrepreneurship hosted in collaboration with U.C. Berkeley, with Georgia Tech as their Eastern Region US partner. There is no entry fee and no travel or in-person presentations are required until the finals, where our sponsors fund your travel to Thailand in April to present your business for over $50,000 in prizes.
Additional details for the competition are below and the major requirement is that one current/recent graduate student, of any focus, participate on the team (and we can pair up teams as needed). Click here for more details on GSVC!

For more information on the competition and team entry requirements, click read more.

Competition Information:
  • The competition is in collaboration with U.C. Berkeley, with Georgia Tech as their Eastern Region US partner
  • No travel or in-person presentations are required until the finals, where our sponsors fund your travel to Thailand to present your business for over $50,000 in prizes
  • More information can be found at Georgia Tech’s GSVC page
  • GSVC website
Team Entry Requirements:
  • Teams must include at least one current or recent graduate student (any program within last 2 years)
  • No entry fee
  • No limit to the number of applicants from a particular program or university
  • Full Eligibility Requirements here
Competition Benefits:
  • Global Reach - In 2012, the GSVC received over 600 entries from prestigious schools in 50 countries
  • Collaboration - Teams are encouraged to collaborate with professionals, seasoned entrepreneurs, and students from other schools
  • Networking - The competition introduces early-stage social venture entrepreneurs to the investment community. Nearly 25% of past GSVC entrants are now operating companies
  • Prizes - Since its inception, the GSVC has awarded more than a quarter of a million dollars to emerging social ventures
Competition Structure and Deadlines:
  • Executive Summary, Concept Deck and Interviews submitted online (12/4/15, hosted by Georgia Tech)
  • Semi-Finals materials submitted online (2/17/16, hosted by Georgia Tech)
  • Global Finals presentations (4/1/16 - 4/2/16, hosted by Thammasat Business School in Bangkok, Thailand)

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