GSVC Global Finals


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Every year, the Global Social Venture Competion, launched by UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, awards young impact entrepreneurs whose business ideas combine high return on investment and a social or environmental impact.

At the Global Finals, an international jury made of business angels, social venture capitalists, entrepreneurs and academicians will evaluate pitches and business models on the basis of:

  • business potential (economically feasible, financeable and scalable)
  • social impact potential (positive impact generated)
  • success potential (competencies and skills of the team members)

The winners have been announced!

Press info

12 April 2018

12 April 2018

Pirelli Skyscraper, Auditorium Giorgio Gaber. Piazza Duca d'Aosta 3, Milan

Agenda

13 April 2018

13 April 2018

Università Cattolica, Largo Gemelli 1, Milan

Agenda

The finalists - Global Finals 2018

GSVC 2018 Abal Therapeutics

Abal Therapeutics | USA

Abal Therapeutics | USA

USA | Abal Therapeutics developed a software that provides therapeutic support to children with autism and guidance to caregivers through their own tablet

GSVC 2018 Acarí

Acarí | USA - PRIYA HAJI MEMORIAL AWARD

Acarí | USA - PRIYA HAJI MEMORIAL AWARD

USA | Acarí turns catfish into a source of work for rural fishing communities and Central American refugees in Mexico

GSVC 2018 CreatorsLab CowCau

CreatorsLab | South Korea

CreatorsLab | South Korea

South Korea | CreatorsLab produces safe educational toys for preschool children, for example “CowToy” (카우카우 - Cowcau), a clay kit based on milk and natural ingredients, which is 100% edible

GSVC 2018 Ecoles au Sénégal

Ecoles au Sénégal | Senegal

Ecoles au Sénégal | Senegal

Senegal | Ecoles au Sénégal promotes and supports education by providing through their website a number of video lectures and study material offered by notable teachers

GSVC 2018 Fabric AID

Fabric AID | Lebanon - 1st PRIZE

Fabric AID | Lebanon - 1st PRIZE

Lebanon | FabricAID created a system for collecting, recycling and redistributing second-hand clothes through an online platform and "smart" bins

GSVC 2018 Fresh Shrimps Farm

Fresh Shrimp Farm | Thailand

Fresh Shrimp Farm | Thailand

Thailand | Fresh Shrimp Farm developed an innovative system of water treatment and depuration for shrimp farming

GSVC 2018 heartstrings

Heartstrings | Sweden

Heartstrings | Sweden

Sweden | Heartstrings is a non-invasive technology allowing an early detection and diagnosis of cardio-vascular illnesses

GSVC 2018 Helperbit

Helperbit | Italy

Helperbit | Italy

Italy | Helperbit created a system that facilitates immediate, transparent and trackable economic aid, through geodata and blockchain technology 

GSVC 2018 Heycoins

Heycoins | Hong Kong

Heycoins | Hong Kong

Hong Kong | HEYCOINS’ kiosks turn coins into virtual currency, which can be used for online purchases or charity donations

GSVC 2018 konexio

konexio | France - QUICK PITCH AWARD

konexio | France - QUICK PITCH AWARD

France | Konexio offers ITC courses to refugees to promote their social integration and give them job skills

GSVC Land Title Solutions

Land Title Solutions | Philippines

Land Title Solutions | Philippines

Philippines | Land Title Solutions provides an integrated estate management service that resolves unclean titles

GSVC 2018 merylo

mEryLo' | Italy

mEryLo' | Italy

Italy | mEryLo’ developed a device that can load anti-cancer medicines in the patient’s red blood cells and consequently reduces the risk of infection and improves the patient's quality of life 

GSVC 2018 Musana Carts

Musana Carts | Uganda - PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD

Musana Carts | Uganda - PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD

Uganda | Musana Carts supports micro-businesses with street vending carts based on solar energy

GSVC 2018 NeMo.Care

NemoCare | India

NemoCare | India

India | NeMo.Care developed an integrated, portable, low-cost monitoring system for newborns

GSVC 2018 NEMo

NeMo | USA - 2nd PRIZE

NeMo | USA - 2nd PRIZE

USA | NeMo educates mothers from rural and isolated regions so as to allow them to identify neonatal diseases and have their babies cured

Önemsiyoruz | Turkey

Önemsiyoruz | Turkey

Turkey | Önemsiyoruz means "we care": it designs and creates products for children from disadvantaged backgrounds

Reflect | Turkey

Reflect | Turkey

Turkey | Reflect is an activist clothing brand: it uses fashion as a means of social change and as a way to discuss about relevant topics such as women empowerment and refugees' rights.

GSVC 2018 Street Smarts VR

Street Smarts VR | USA

Street Smarts VR | USA

USA | Street Smarts VR trains policemen to face threatening and emergency situations through virtual reality simulations

GSVC 2018 Thinkerbell Labs

Thinkerbell Labs | India - 3rd PRIZE

Thinkerbell Labs | India - 3rd PRIZE

India | Thinkerbell Labs helps visually impaired people to learn and use Braille language through an audio-tactile device

Judges

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Adnane Addioui

Country Leader at Enactus Morocco;
President and cofounder of the Moroccan Center for Social Entrepreneurship.

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Adriano Azzaretti

Managing Director at Adepa Italia.

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Antonio Leone

Partner and President of Italian Angels for Growth,
University of Oxford ISIS Technology Transfer Angels Network – Angel Investor,

President BELLCO Charme-Montezemolo & Partners Fund.

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Bill Barber

President and cofounder INcube srl;
Innovation Advisor at Intesa Sanpaolo.

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Claudia Belli-Jeanteur

Head of Social Enterprises & Microfinance at BNP Paribas.

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Duncan Onyango

East Africa Director at Acumen Fund East Africa;
Board Director at East African Private equity and Venture Capital Association (“EAVCA”), Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund;
Non Executive Director atTradeMark East Africa.

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Elizabeth Robinson

Vice-President at Indaco Venture Partners
Investment Director of Venture Capital at Quadrivio
Cofounder of Nicox and President of Nicox Research Institute

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Hamdiya Ismaila

General Manager Ghana Venture Capital Trust Fund.

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Jeremy Nicholls

Social Value International and Social Value UK CEO

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Julia W. Sze

Impact Investment Strategy Advisor, Arabella Advisors

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Kulpatra Sirodom

Independent Director and Audit Committee member at Siam Commercial Bank;
Board Member of a number of organisations and companies, for instance Thai President Foods, President Bakery, Thai Wacoal, Federation of Accounting Professions.

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Luca Canepa

Business Angel and mentor for companies and entrepreneurs,
Temporary Executive, Board Member and Advisor

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Luca Rancilio

Founder of Rancilio Cube;
Board Member of a number of organisations and companies, for instance Treedom, Linky Innovation, Legami;
Auditor at Artemest.

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Luciano Balbo

Founder of Oltreventure.

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Marcela Escobari

Senior Advisor at the MasterCard Center for Inclusive Growth.

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Marco Nannini

Impact Hub Milano CEO;
Business Angel and entrepreneur in the Impact Investing field;
Cofounder of Almostthere;
Advisor at Politecnico di Milano.

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Mario Carlo Ferrario

Founder and President at MCF Capital;
Board Member of Quadrivio sgr and Associazione Italiana del Private Equity e Venture Capital (Italian Association for Private Equity and Venture Capital).

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Nenad Moslavac

Impact Hub Belgrade Cofounder and Director.

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Nicolas Rouhana

General Manager at IM Capital
Vice-President of Internet Society (Libano) and Speed@BDD, the first accelerator of Lebanon

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Ravi Karkara

Senior Advisor in Strategic Partnership & Advocacy at UN Women.

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Under the patronage of

Comune di Milano

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Global sponsors

Master Card Center for Inclusive Growth

     


    

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