In March 2016, vChalk was selected as a global finalist in the Global Social Venture Competition (GSVC) 2016 among other 16 teams from across the globe working in education, healthcare, sustainable energy and agriculture. GSVC is now one of the largest and longest-standing social entrepreneurship competitions in the world with a global partner network of universities.
After winning the Asia-Africa Regional round of the Global Social Venture Competition at the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad, vChalk and Astraeus Technologies, a team from Harvard University, moved to the global finals held in April 1-2 in Bangkok, Thailand. Though the team didn't win in the GSVC 2016 global finals, the need for designing sustainable solutions for learning that target first generation learners received global attention.
In 2016, GSVC received close to 500 entries from 50 countries. The program provides aspiring entrepreneurs with mentoring, exposure, and $80,000 in prizes to transform their ideas into businesses that will have positive real world impact. Founded by MBA students at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business in 1999, the GSVC has evolved into a global network of 13 premier business schools, universities, and programs in the US, Europe, Asia, Africa, and South America. Know more about GSCV at: http://gsvc.org/.