The Global Social Venture Competition (GSVC) is a global competition that empowers the next generation of social entrepreneurs to transform their ideas into fundable, scalable ventures that address the world’s most pressing challenges.
Berytech is the local outreach partner of GSVC in Beirut. We offer one complete ecosystem for innovative entrepreneurs to create and develop their own startups.
Apply now to the GSVC and explore social entrepreneurship!
GSVC alumni have revolutionized the health, food, education, and energy sectors. So can you!
Six months of incubation at Berytech which include:
Travel to France to pitch at the Semi Finals in March covering flight and hotel expenses.
Six-month access to the Berytech Co-working Space
Coaching and preparation to present your Business Plan in the Semi Finals
Connections with pioneers in social entrepreneurship and impact investing
A chance to win $80,000 in the finals in Berkeley, California
The team on the project must include a student or a recent graduate* from any level of higher education (undergraduate, masters level/graduate, or Doctoral) in any area of study in the world; Young graduates must meet the following criteria:
*Recent students must meet the following criteria:
A more detailed form of eligibility guidelines are available here.
Complete the application form before Sunday October 15, 2017 at midnight.
The application must be submitted in French or English. All questions must be treated in detail.
You will also need to provide the following documents:
Deliverables must be grouped together in a single Adobe PDF file named in this format “TeamName_GSVC_FirstTour”. The name of the team must appear on each page of each deliverable.
Email your files to email@example.com
A jury composed of members from Berytech, USJ and partner organisations will select six applications to pitch their project by October 23, 2017 in front of a final jury.
The six projects will receive a series of workshops to get prepared to pitch their project on November 16, 2017 in front of a final jury.
The final jury will select three projects for the Regional Semifinals in France. Winners will head out to the finals in Berkeley!
Berytech is organizing support sessions on Friday, September 22 and 29, 2017. Book your session by contacting us on firstname.lastname@example.org
“Berytech has helped us to move from a volatile team into a robust start-up by connecting us with mentors and experts. They helped us shape our business plan and form a strategy by helping us connect with international bodies and potential partners in Europe and Middle East. GSVC gave us exposure to potential investors.” Antoine Skayem, Riego – Winner GSVC 2017
“The GSVC competition was a good opportunity to meet team from different places and to see how they function as social entrepreneurs, we were prepared well for the competition and everything was good. One of the disadvantages is that we didn’t test our application yet. We had one really good advantages on the business level that we had our business model defined and a good projection for the cash flow.” Nicolas Farah, LIMM – Winner GSVC 2017