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  • 13 April 2018 - The winners of the Global Social Venture Competition
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  • 27 March 2018 - Milan to host the Global Finals of the international competition that awards social and environmental impact startups - Download the press release


The Global Social Venture Competition (GSVC) is the international business plans competition that empowers the next generation of social entrepreneurs by providing them with mentoring, exposure, and prizes to transform their ideas into ventures that address the world’s most pressing challenges. Teams from all over the world learn how to design scalable models through a process that emphasizes stakeholder discovery, business innovation, and social impact assessment.

This year, the business ideas were over 550 and the contestants came from 60 countries.

For the first time since the first GSVC edition, the Global Finals are taking place in Europe, in Milan, hosted by Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore.

Between 11 and 13 April 2018, 19 teams will meet in Milan to compete and win the final prizes amounting to US$80.000:

  • 1st place: $40.000
  • 2nd place: $25.000
  • 3rd place: $10.000
  • Priya Haji Memorial Award: $2.500
  • People's Choice Award: $1.500
  • Quick Pitch Award: $1.000


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