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Institute For Leadership and Entrepreneurship

Global Social Venture Competition

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NeMo: Empowers mothers to identify neonatal illness.

Street Smarts VR: Designs and creates original VR content that simulates difficult policing encounters to help improve officer decision-making, with the mission of creating a world with safer cops and safer communities.

Luso Labs: Aims to provide automated, accurate, and accessible cervical cancer screening for low and middle-income countries.

Leaf: Providing financial services to the stateless and excluded through blockchain technology.

These teams from the GSVC Eastern Region will be pitching their ideas in front of an audience of students and professionals from the Atlanta area on March 9th. The top two teams will earn a trip to the Global Finals in Milan and a shot at $80,000 in prize money. Good luck!

GSVC Global Website
Application and Participation Resources
Informational Flyer

Important Dates


February 23, 2018 Regional Finals Preliminary Judging - View Program
March 9, 2018 In-Person Regional Finals (The Garage at Tech Square) - View Program
March 9, 2018 Notify Global Finalists
Apr 11 - 13, 2018 Global Finals


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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