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Global Social Venture Competition


Congratulations to teams NeMo and Street Smarts VR, the two Eastern Region Champions. Both teams placed in the top 6 in the Global Finals out of over 600 entrants, with NeMo earning 2nd place overall and $25,000 in prize money!


Thank you to all the teams who competed and our mentors, judges, sponsors, and the many individuals who supported the teams as they moved through the multiple rounds at Georgia Tech. Please be on the lookout for details about the next GSVC season on this page in Fall 2018!


GSVC Global Website
Application and Participation Resources
Informational Flyer

Important Dates


Fall 2018 Schedule for 2019 GSVC season announced


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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