Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Announcing the Global Social Venture Competition (GSVC) ASIA – AFRICA 2013

Global Social Venture Competition (GSVC) ASIA – AFRICA 2013

Calling all for-profit business ideas that create high social impact

The GSVC is the world’s largest and oldest student-led business plan competition whose mission is to promote entrepreneurial businesses that:

·         have clear and measurable social objectives and impact
·         are financially sustainable, i.e. profitable or self-supporting through revenue generation

The Indian School of Business (ISB) as the Asia – Africa Partner is responsible for promoting the GSVC in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, UAE and in parts of Africa, especially Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Botswana, Nigeria, Ghana, Uganda and Namibia.

Eligibility for participation:

·         Teams must have at least one member currently enrolled in any full time masters level (post graduate) programme or who has completed such a course within the last two years (not before 2011)
·         Team size: minimum 3, maximum 5
·         Existing social ventures that are less than three years old can apply as long as the above two criteria are satisfied

For more information, do visit our website at   

Important dates:

1.      December 27, 2012: Submission of Final Business Plans to ISB at

2.      January 12, 2013: Preliminary evaluation of B-plans at ISB

3.      March 8 - 10, 2013: GSVC Asia - Africa Regional Finals at ISB

5.      April 10 - 13, 2013: Global Finals at Haas, Berkeley



gsvc logo 2012 S Subramonia Sarma
Mayura Balasubramanian
Saumya Joshi
Anitha Pothini
040-2318 7157 / 7193

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