IEE’s Ed Church Mentors Aspiring Entrepreneurs at GSVC

This spring, IEE Executive Director Ed Church served as a Mentor for the Global Social Venture Competition, mentoring a Team from the India School of Business via email and Skype. GSVC is a student-run competition to launch the next generation of social enterprise entrepreneurs. GSVC provides aspiring entrepreneurs with mentoring, exposure, and $50,000 in prizes to transform their ideas into businesses with real-world impact. This unique competition, founded at UC Berkeley-Haas in 1999, is run by students, for students, and connects promising social enterprises to the social impact investment community. Through eight regional partners and six outreach partners, GSVC attracts a diverse group of entrants from around the world.


Last year, Dr. Church shared his knowledge of the social and environmental impacts of business with his mentee group, based in Bogota Colombia, by email and Skype.


Ed Church will be part of the festivities as GSVC celebrates April 12 at the Haas School of Business.