The spirit of competition drives students to craft solutions to social challenges that are creative, meaningful, and bold. The Center for Social Sector Leadership provides fertile grounds for innovation by hosting contests where teams from business schools across the country can compete for prizes.

Global Social Venture Competition

The Global Social Venture Competition (GSVC) empowers the next generation of social entrepreneurs by providing them with mentoring, exposure, and in prize money to transform their ideas into fundable, scalable 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. Learn more at


UC Berkeley Hult Prize

CSSL co-hosts the UC Berkeley Hult Prize Competition with the Berkeley Haas Entrepreneurship Program where UC Berkeley students compete for a fast-track spot at the Hult Prize Regional Finals.