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Dear Students
We would like to recommend students who have the ambitions of starting their own social
enterprises to enter into Global Social Venture Competition (www.gsvc.org)).
The Global Social Venture Competition is the largest and oldest student-led business plan
competition providing mentoring, exposure, and prizes for social
ventures from around the world. The mission of the GSVC is to catalyze the creation of
social ventures, educate future leaders and build awareness of social
The GSVC is organized by the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley in cooperation with
5 Regional
Partners and 4 Outreach Partners.
Since its inception in 1999, the GSVC has awarded more than a quarter of a million dollars to
emerging social ventures and has introduced early-stage social
venture entrepreneurs to the investment community. Nearly 25% of past GSVC entrants
are now operating companies.
GSVC (China Region) is run by its Outreach Partner • Guanghua School of Management,
University of Peking. Beyond The Pivot, a HKU student-initiated NGO, has the honour of
becoming the Hong Kong Partner. The Organizing Committee of GSVC China is now inviting
entries from across China including Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan. Applicants are required
to submit the business plans online before Nov 24. The entries can be in either English or
The Assessment Committee will select teams to join the semifinal and final rounds to be held
in Beijing on 4-6 December. The top three groups of China will be sponsored to participate in
the final round of Asia GSVC in INdia, and the winner will be sponsored to join the global final
in U.S to compete for the Awards with prizes of US$25,000, US$15,000, and US$10,000.
Deadline for Registration and Business Plan Submission is November 24, 2009.
For more details, please visit:
Beyond the Pivot(BTP) is granted the franchise to be responsible to the issues of GSVC in
Hong Kong region. We welcome all your enquiry and participation.
Beyond the Pivot