Global Social Venture Competition (GSVC) is back. Apply nowâ€¦
The Global Social Venture Competition (GSVC) was launched in 1999 by the Haas School of Business of the University of California at Berkeley, USA. It is the largest and longest-running social business plan competition which promotes entrepreneurial start-up companies which offer measurable social or environmental benefits in addition to profits. In 2011, GSVC has grown to include over 900 teams worldwide, partnering with many of the world’s top business schools. As one of the GSVC partners, Thammasat Business School (TBS) by International MBA Program and Center of Sustainable Enterprise host the regional competition for the GSVC in Southeast Asia and Oceania.
GSVC is a great opportunity for young entrepreneurs to showcase their business ideas to bring sustainable social transformation. Winning teams will get a chance to represent the Region in the Global Finals at UC Berkeley, USA; win prize money in total of USD 16,000 to grow the business. Participants will meet interesting, like-minded teams from around Southeast Asia and build a future network with world-class though-leaders in social entrepreneurship, as well as investors.
To enter the GSVC-SEA competition, please follow the following guides:
The team must include a graduate student or people who has graduated from any graduate program within the past two years from any school.
The Optional Early Mentoring Program:
This year, GSVC-SEA has added the optional Early Mentoring Program to help teams improve their quality of business ideas and executive summary preparation. Teams who enroll in this program will be counseled by the community or international business professionals and get a chance to a chance to win prize money of USD 500. Team can join the Mentoring Program by answering 6 questions on www.gsvc-sea.org and send it to our mailbox by 20 Oct 2011. If teams do not enter this optional Mentoring Program, they can still enter GSVC-SEA by submitting executive summary in the Executive Summary Round.
The Executive Summary Round:
The team submits a five-page executive summary of a proposed venture, which is scalable and offers quantifiable social and/or environmental benefits incorporated into its mission and practices to the mailbox email@example.com of 14 Jan 2012.
Executive summaries will be screened by a panel of professionals. Selected teams will be invited to present their business plans at the GSVC-SEA Presentation Round in Bangkok on 16-18 March 2012. The GSVC-SEA also offers prizes for winning teams in a number of categories, and will select two teams to compete at the Global Finals at the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley, USA, in April.
For more information, please contact
Manager – Center of Sustainable Enterprise, Thammasat Business School
2 Prachan Road, Pranakorn, Bangkok 10200 Thailand
Tel: +(66) 84 889 3806 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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