2014 Global Social Venture Competition Global Finals and Conference
Bold Ideas. Inspired Solutions.
Join us for a day of inspiration and action. Hear stories from the front lines of social entrepreneurship and listen to the Global Finalists make their pitches in front of a panel of world-renowned judges. There will be TED-style Talks. There will be workshops. There will be bold, inspired ideas that may change the world. You won't want to miss it.
GSVC Alumni: Learning from 15 Years of Global Change.
On the 15th anniversary of GSVC we will reunite some of our most memorable past alumni to engage in a TED talk session on their experience during and post GSVC.
Financing Social Ventures Panel
Discussion with impact, foundation, angel, and venture capital investors on the biggest obstacle impeding the flow of capital to promising social enterprises.
The Next 15 Years: Sustainable Development Goals
The UN's Sustainable Development Goals, set to be introduced next year, will have sweeping impact on which social ventures receive attention, funding, and support. In a series of TED-style talks, development leaders will pitch the development goal they see as most pressing for the next 15 years and will explain how social entrepreneurs can start pursuing these goals today.
When the Rubber Hits the Road: Introducing Technology for Quick Adoption
Why do some groundbreaking technologies take off, while others fail to be adopted in the communities that need them most? In this interactive session, participants will examine 1-2 case studies on companies that have attempted (successfully or not) to implement and scale disruptive technologies for social change.
Social Intrapreneurship: Making a big impact inside a big company
While social entrepreneurs are out on their own searching for solutions to the most pressing world social issues, social INTRApreneurs are making huge advances within their companies. In this session we will explore the ever-growing options of social innovation within major corporations, looking at groups that have started within major companies and at social missions that have been acquired by major companies.
*Sessions are tentative and subject to change.