To enter the 2016 Global Social Venture Competition, teams must submit the following items*.
The guidelines for each deliverable are described below. Teams are invited, but not required, to use the templates provided.
*NOTE: These items are required for the US-Americas round. Some regions may require teams to submit additional items such as a business plan, pitch deck, etc.
Executive Summary (3 pages)
Stakeholder Interview Summary (Summary of 10+ Stakeholder Interviews)
Submit an executive summary using the following headings:
Social venture overview
Value proposition (Problem and Solution)
Track record and next steps
Financial model and 5- year projection
Include an overview of your 5-year financial projections.
The executive summary should be one page, single-spaced, 0.75 inch margins, and minimum 11-point font.
Executive Summary Template
Executive Summary Resources
Stakeholder Interview Summary
Understand the opportunity and test your concept by interviewing at least 10 existing or potential stakeholders, including customers, partners, and industry experts. Insights from these interviews will play a key role in helping judges evaluate your business opportunity. Please summarize your interviews in a 1-page document that includes a list of individuals interviewed (name, role, organization) with a direct quote from each.
The stakeholder interview summary should be one page, single-spaced, 0.75 inch margins, and minimum 11-point font.
Stakeholder Interview Template
Stakeholder Interview Resources
Submit a one-page overview of your team. For each member, list his/her current role and provide a brief bio that highlights relevant experience, skills, and expertise. Provide the same set of information for any advisors your team has recruited. Include LinkedIn profiles where possible.
The team bio page should be one page, single-spaced, 0.75-inch margins, and minimum 11-point font.
Please also include a one-page resume for each key-team member.
Team Bio Template
Formatting Requirements for Deliverables:
Deliverables should be grouped together in Adobe PDF file format (preferred) or Microsoft Word compatible text documents with the following file name: “TeamName_GSVC2016_Round1”.
The team name should appear on each page of each deliverable.
Text pages should be single-sided and single-spaced with 11-point font minimum and 0.75 inch margins.