Download the Executive Summary Template
Understand the opportunity and test your concept by interviewing at least 10 existing or potential stakeholders, including customers, partners, and industry experts.
Download the Stakeholder Interviews Template
Team Resumes / Bios
For each member, list his/her current role and provide a brief bio that highlights relevant experience, skills, and expertise.
Download the Team Bio Template
Formatting Requirements for Deliverables:
GSVC reserves the right to disqualify your application if submission and formatting guidelines are not followed.
The Regional Competitions are an opportunity for teams to provide deeper information on critical assumptions or characteristics of your business, as well as address any feedback received during Round One. Two finalist teams from each Regional Competition will be selected to compete at the Global Finals. All participating teams will receive feedback on their ventures from the judges. Required deliverables for this round include:
Submit a presentation deck that contains no more than 15 slides covering the topics listed below.
This presentation should be a visual support to your pitch. Teams are encouraged to incorporate logos, graphics, and images that convey the personality and brand of their venture. Use a 14-point font minimum. Download additional Pitch Deck Guidelines.
Upload to YouTube, Vimeo, or another website a short video (less than 2 minutes) that brings your venture to life. This is a key opportunity for your team to tell your story, share your vision and explain how your venture works. This should not be a “marketing video” that only presents your product or service. Instead, we want to hear from all the members of your team and learn in your own words why you’re doing what you’re doing as well as your current and hoped-for impact. Note: If you already have a marketing video that overviews the product or service (also less than 2 mins), you may include a link in your submission; however, this is purely optional and the judging of this deliverable will only consider the team’s pitch video and will not take into account the marketing video.
Formatting Requirements for Deliverables
Executive Summary, Stakeholder Interview Summary, Team Bios & link to Video on YouTube or Vimeo should be grouped together in Adobe PDF file format (preferred) or Microsoft Word compatible text documents with the filename: TeamName_GSVC2018_RegionalRound.
All Global Finalist teams must submit the following:
See the Regional Round Requirements section above for additional guidelines and templates.
*Teams will have an opportunity to update their pitch deck and re-submit one-day prior to the pitch sessions.
The Global Finals judging occurs in two consecutive rounds. Each Global Finalist team will present to a panel of judges, where the top teams will be selected to present the next day at the public finals event. Teams will compete for a series of prizes totaling $80,000. All teams will be judged on how well their ventures link a clearly defined social problem with a compelling economic opportunity, as well as the venture’s likelihood of success. The judging panels will consist of experts with more than 15 years of expertise in fields that include venture philanthropy, impact investing, international development, angel investing, venture capital, and social entrepreneurship. In a public conference, speakers provide insight into topics that have included strategies for financing social ventures, global trends in social entrepreneurship, reverse innovation, entrepreneurship, and applying technological innovations to solve the world’s most pressing social problems. Read more about previous teams from Koç University region here and the Global Finals.