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BERKELEY, Calif. -- Fifteen teams of budding entrepreneurs from around the world will pitch business ideas with a positive social or environmentalimpact at the 10th annual Global Social Venture Competition (GSVC) finals at the University of California, Berkeley's Haas School of Business on April 24, 2009.
The teams will present their business plans to judges at the Haas School's Andersen Auditorium from 8:15 a.m. until 4:45 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
This year's finalists hail from France, India, Indonesia, Mali, New Zealand, Thailand, the UK, and the US. Their range from solar-powered pasteurization for rural areas to solutions to counterfeit drugs to youth employment services. Nearly half of the plans are healthcare related.