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Institute For Leadership and Entrepreneurship

Global Social Venture Competition


Applications are currently being accepted for the 2019 competition, regional deadline is December 3rd! 

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Don't have a project, but have expertise? We are also looking for first round judges, if interested please fill out the following form and we will contact you.

Judge Survey

Thanks to all who attended our 2019 Season Kick-off Mixer!

Testimonials from last years finalists:


“The GSVC competition added tremendous value to our understanding of the social entrepreneurship space. We met countless teams who, like us, were also working to improve global conditions and learning more about their projects was inspiring." 



"Along with the second place award, we are thankful for the connections formed with extraordinary entrepreneurs from around the world and continued conversations with experts in social innovation and building successful startups." 

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GSVC Global Website
Application and Participation Resources
Informational Flyer
Mixer Flyer

Important Dates


November 8th GSVC Eastern Region Mixer (see above for informational flyer)
December 3rd Application Deadline for Eastern Regionals


Southern Company



Mosley VenturesCenter for International Business Education and Research 
VentureLab    Hands on Atlanta


Friends of GSVC at Georgia Tech

Eugenia & Brian Cayce

Katherine Beacham

Brian Goebel



The Garage

Founding Partners

Ray C. Anderson Sustainable BusinessNet Impact
About GSVC

Founded by MBA students at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, the Global Social Venture Competition (GSVC) has evolved into a global network supported by an international community of volunteer judges, mentors, and student organizers. This partnership between premier business schools in the US, Europe, Asia, and Africa aims to foster a new generation of business leaders that values the social and profit potentials of business. The GSVC achieves this goal by catalyzing and promoting for-profit and not-for-profit ventures that create and measure both social and financial returns.

Georgia Tech is a Full Regional Partner for the Global Social Venture Competition. Supported by the Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship, the Georgia Tech graduate chapter of Net Impact coordinates the regional competition for teams from the eastern half of the United States. Advancing teams will compete in the Global Finals, which will be hosted in Milan, Italy this year. 

The Global Social Venture Competition provides aspiring entrepreneurs with mentoring, exposure, and $80,000 in prizes to transform their ideas into businesses that will have positive, real-world impact. 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.

The GSVC Global Network

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