The Global Social Venture Competition (GSVC) empowers the next generation of social entrepreneurs by providing them with mentoring, exposure, and over $80,000 in prizes to transform their ideas into ventures that address the world’s most pressing challenges. Teams from across the globe learn how to design scalable models through a process that emphasizes stakeholder discovery, business innovation, and social impact assessment.

Founded by MBA students at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business in 1999, the GSVC has evolved into a global network of premier business schools, universities, and programs in the US, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

Koç University became Outreach Partner in Spring 2011 and responsible for organizing GSVC Regional Semi-Finals for applicant teams coming from Turkey, Balkans, Caucuses and Russia regions. Begining with Fall 2016, Koç University has become a Regional Partner therefore KU organizes both Round One and Regional Semi-Final rounds for the GSVC.