GSVC Competition Launched

The Global Social Venture Competition (GSVC), invites applicants to attend the GSVC academy,

led by an expert in social entrepreneurship representing ESSEC Business school, held on Dec 20 & 21, at Berytech Technology Pole, Mar Roukoz, 12:30-6:00 PM. This academy aims at helping you improve  applicants' documents, increasing  their chance of being selected, while considering social impact and financial model of  venture/project as well as exposing opportunities for social entrepreneurs.

GSVC is an international competition in Business Planning spearheaded by international and prestigious partners and targeting projects that have economical viability and social impact, mobilizing young generation, to innovate and suggest pioneer solutions to social concerns, improving the well being of the society.

This leading competition is managed by ESSEC Business School for EMEA region, since 5 years, in cooperation with a dynamic team of the institute for innovation and social entrepreneurship.

Saint-Joseph University and Berytech partnered with ESSEC in 2010 to launch the GSVC competition in Lebanon and the region and increase potential outreach.



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  • A fundraising event, entitled Think Green, will be held by Zero Waste ACT for all its business members on September, 10,2013, at WHITE, Dora.
  • The Green Mind Association invited all Green Mind Award Participants, finalists, runner ups and winners to the GREEN MIND DAY on  Jan-16-2013 in Beirut, to create a platform where interested Venture Capital and Potential Investors met with participants.
  • A green initiative launched by Ashrafieh 2020 project aims to transform Ashrafieh into a tranquil and unpolluted area.Green spaces allow residents to walk and ride bicycles.




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