We have made the difficult decision to sunset the Global Social Venture Competition (GSVC). The world has changed since GSVC launched two decades ago, with social impact efforts in business and on campuses going from niche to mainstream. We firmly believe we’ve played a role in shaping this change, and are very proud to have helped more than 6,500 teams from 65+ countries across the globe and distributed more than $1M in prize money.
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In ALTIS, we will continue our work with our programmes and initiatives about sustainable development and impact entrepreneurship.
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Every year, since 1999, the Global Social Venture Competion, launched by UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, awarded 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 evaluated pitches and business models on the basis of:
USA | Abal Therapeutics developed a software that provides therapeutic support to children with autism and guidance to caregivers through their own tablet
USA | Acarí turns catfish into a source of work for rural fishing communities and Central American refugees in Mexico
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
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
Lebanon | FabricAID created a system for collecting, recycling and redistributing second-hand clothes through an online platform and "smart" bins
Thailand | Fresh Shrimp Farm developed an innovative system of water treatment and depuration for shrimp farming
Sweden | Heartstrings is a non-invasive technology allowing an early detection and diagnosis of cardio-vascular illnesses
Italy | Helperbit created a system that facilitates immediate, transparent and trackable economic aid, through geodata and blockchain technology
Hong Kong | HEYCOINS’ kiosks turn coins into virtual currency, which can be used for online purchases or charity donations
France | Konexio offers ITC courses to refugees to promote their social integration and give them job skills
Philippines | Land Title Solutions provides an integrated estate management service that resolves unclean titles
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
Uganda | Musana Carts supports micro-businesses with street vending carts based on solar energy
India | NeMo.Care developed an integrated, portable, low-cost monitoring system for newborns
USA | NeMo educates mothers from rural and isolated regions so as to allow them to identify neonatal diseases and have their babies cured
Turkey | Önemsiyoruz means "we care": it designs and creates products for children from disadvantaged backgrounds
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.
USA | Street Smarts VR trains policemen to face threatening and emergency situations through virtual reality simulations
India | Thinkerbell Labs helps visually impaired people to learn and use Braille language through an audio-tactile device
Country Leader at Enactus Morocco;
President and cofounder of the Moroccan Center for Social Entrepreneurship.
Managing Director at Adepa Italia.
Partner and President of Italian Angels for Growth,
University of Oxford ISIS Technology Transfer Angels Network – Angel Investor,
President BELLCO Charme-Montezemolo & Partners Fund.
President and cofounder INcube srl;
Innovation Advisor at Intesa Sanpaolo.
Head of Social Enterprises & Microfinance at BNP Paribas.
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.
Vice-President at Indaco Venture Partners
Investment Director of Venture Capital at Quadrivio
Cofounder of Nicox and President of Nicox Research Institute
General Manager Ghana Venture Capital Trust Fund.
Social Value International and Social Value UK CEO
Impact Investment Strategy Advisor, Arabella Advisors
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.
Business Angel and mentor for companies and entrepreneurs,
Temporary Executive, Board Member and Advisor
Founder of Rancilio Cube;
Board Member of a number of organisations and companies, for instance Treedom, Linky Innovation, Legami;
Auditor at Artemest.
Founder of Oltreventure.
Senior Advisor at the MasterCard Center for Inclusive Growth.
Impact Hub Milano CEO;
Business Angel and entrepreneur in the Impact Investing field;
Cofounder of Almostthere;
Advisor at Politecnico di Milano.
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).
Impact Hub Belgrade Cofounder and Director.
General Manager at IM Capital
Vice-President of Internet Society (Libano) and Speed@BDD, the first accelerator of Lebanon
Senior Advisor in Strategic Partnership & Advocacy at UN Women.