Global Social Venture Competition with Awards


Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 4625

Opportunity Description

The Global Social Venture Competition

If you have a solution idea for global challenges, and want develop your innovative skills and rethink about root causes of systemic social challenges in the world, you can apply to the Global Social Venture Competition (GSVC), win valuable prices and transform your ideas to ventures.

Deadline: December 3, 2018 (first round)

Regional round: February / March 2019

Global final: April 3-5, 2019




  • First position: $40,000
  • 2nd position: $25,000
  • Third position: $10,000
  • Priya Haji Memorial Award: $2,500
  • People’s choice award: $1,500
  • Quick Pitch award: $1,000



This competition is includes three rounds that applicant teams present the social, financial and environmental values of their business.

Required documents:

  • 1st round:
    • 3 pages of executive summary
    • More than 10 stakeholder interviews summary
    • Team resumes/bios
  • 2nd round:
    • 5 pages of executive summary
    • 30+ stakeholder interviews
    • Team bios
    • Pitch dick (max 15 slides )
    • Pitch video (shorter than 2 videos)
  • Global final round

Eligibility for venture:

The ventures should:

  • Financially sustainable /profitable
  • Have a technology component
  • Be scalable in long term
  • Have quantifiable social and / or environmental bottom line.
  • Not be older than years
  • Not be completely owned subsidiary of an existing entity
  • Not have received more than $250,000 fund from private investors, grants etc.
  • Not have The life time revenue of more than $500,000 as of December 31,2018

Team eligibility?

Team must:

  • Have a student, current or recent graduate from a higher education level (UG, PG, or doctoral ) who have active role in the venture such as founder, co-founder )
  • Have a statement describe the level of involvement the student can have.
  • Not apply for the competition more than two times and global finalists not more once.



How to apply:

Apply online. Download the required templates

Apply online. 


For more information please visit the Global Social Venture Competition website


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