GSVC Italian Round

GSVC Italian Round 2019 | 24 teams have been selected and are currently participating in a training program offered by ALTIS and our Italian partners: Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center, Associazione Prospera, Impact Hub Milano and Réseau Entreprendre Lombardia. As per the previous editions, these companies and organisations are sharing with the social entrepreneurs their valuable know-how ed expertise.


6 teams on 24 will access to the Italian final. Among them, two winners will be selected and will be able to join their international competitors at the GSVC Global Finals in April 2019.

This year's Italian candidates:

  1. Agrishelter
  2. Arginare
  3. BionITLab
  4. Bluetentacles
  5. BusForFun
  6. Charitywall
  7. ComplexData
  8. E24Woman
  9. EyeShopper
  10. Estro
  11. Flood Hydrone
  12. Frieco Società Benefit
  13. Genial Move
  14. ISAAC srl
  15. Libraway
  16. MagShell
  17. Neogenes
  18. SIXXI Factory
  19. Smartphoners
  20. SoLunch
  21. SynDiag
  22. Test 1
  23. The Ants
  24. Youkoala


Special Prizes - GSVC Italian Round

  • ALTIS - Postgraduate School Business and Society offers to both winners a 50% reduction for one team member who wants to enroll in either the Executive Master in Sviluppo Strategico delle PMI or the Executive Master in Social Entrepreneurship.
  • Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center, in partnership with Ellen MacArthur Foundation, offers the Circular Economy Award, dedicated to the start-up that has the most innovative approach in the field of circular economy, according to the criteria: Design out waste and pollution; Keep products and materials in use; Regenerate natural systems.
  • Impact Hub Milano offers the She 4 Imp(act) Award to an innovative start-up with a focus on women or whose team includes mainly women. Impact Hub Milano will support the start-up with a free three-month incubation programme.
  • Réseau Entreprendre Lombardia offers to the best project related to Lombardy Region the support of its network, in order to further develop its entrepreneurial potential.

ALTIS and the GSVC

Since 2008, ALTIS is a Partner of the Global Social Venture Competition (GSVC), the international competition launched by the Haas School of Business of the University of California - Berkeley, awarding the ideas of young impact entrepreneurs and supporting their innovative businesses, with a focus on social and environmental issues.

Through the Italian Round, ALTIS collects and selects the best business ideas or young start-ups with a high social and/or environmental impact from Italy.