Haas Newsroom

April 5, 2011


Social Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Corporate Responsibility Intersect at UC Berkeley's Global Social Venture Competition & Conference

The Lester Center for Entrepreneurship and the Center for Responsible Business at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, are hosting two special events:


Founded by MBA students at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, the GSVC has evolved into a global network supported by an international community of volunteer judges, mentors and student organizers and a partnership of premier business schools in the US, Europe and Asia.


Join active and aspiring social entrepreneurs, double-bottom-line business leaders, and GSVC entrants to take ideas into action in one collaborative, hands-on event.  Featuring fast talks, demos, pitch sessions, and workshops, this is the conference for people pushing change.


WHERE (All events take place at UC Berkeley.)


16 global finalist teams were selected from 850 entries and represent nine countries, including Bangladesh, France, South Africa, Thailand, and the United States. Dinner keynote speaker is Maura O’Neill (Berkeley-Columbia MBA 2004), Chief Innovation Officer, U.S. Agency for International Development.


Ideas to Impact Speakers:


More information: http://www.gsvc.org/ and http://ideastoimpact.squarespace.com.