SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

First round submissions

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. 

Deliverables:
Executive Summary (3 pages)
Stakeholder Interview Summary (Summary of 10+ Stakeholder Interviews)
Team Bios/Resumes

Executive Summary
Submit an executive summary using the following headings:
Social venture overview
Value proposition (Problem and Solution)
Social Impact
Market
Competitive advantage
Revenue model
Go-to-market strategy
Stakeholders
Team
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

Team Bios/Resumes


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.

Regional Semifinals Round

For the 2016 Regional Semifinal Round of the Global Social Venture Competition, teams must submit the following deliverables* by the designated Regional Round deadline.
The guidelines for each deliverable are described below. Teams are invited, but not required, to use the templates provided.
*NOTE: Some regions may require teams to submit additional items such as a business plan, pitch deck, etc. Please check with your GSVC representative for requirements. 


Regional Semifinals Round Overview:

GSVC creates a process for teams to develop successful social ventures. Each of the competition’s three rounds asks teams to build on past learnings and focus on distinct emphasis areas. For the Regional Semifinal Round the areas of emphasis are the following:

Areas of Emphasis for Regional Semifinals
Overlapping Areas with First RoundNew Areas for Regional Round
Vision
Opportunity
Value Proposition
Business Model
Basic Financial Model
Team
Customer & Key Stakeholders
Solution
Market Drivers
Competitive Advantage
Social Impact Assessment
Financial Projections
Mentors & Advisors
 

 A team’s ability to demonstrate progress in these areas will be an important determinant of its venture’s overall score, which in every round is evaluated on business potential (33%), social impact potential (33%), and likelihood of success (33%).

Deliverables:
Executive Summary (5 pages)
Summary of Stakeholder Interviews (30 total Interviews, 2-3 pages)
Team Resumes/Bios
Pitch Video (<2 min)
Pitch Deck ( 10 Slides + 5 optional appendix)

Executive Summary
Submit an executive summary using the following headings:
Vision
Opportunity
Stakeholders
Market
Solution
Competitive Advantage
Go-to-Market Strategy
Social Impact
Financial Impact
Team
Next Steps
Include an overview of your 5-year financial projections.
The executive summary should align with your concept deck. Refer to the prompts in the concept deck template for further guidance.
The executive summary should be no more than two pages, 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 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. A minimum of 30 total interviews (including the 10+ you completed for the First Round) is required for the Regional Round. Please summarize your interviews in a concise document that includes a list of individuals interviewed (name, role, organization) with a direct quote from each.
The stakeholder interview summary should be no more than 3 pages, single-spaced, 0.75-inch margins, and minimum 11-point font.


Stakeholder Interview Template

Stakeholder Interview Resources

Team Resumes/Bios

Submit an 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. (Unless you have added new team members or skills, or received feedback suggesting otherwise, we do not expect you to update the document you submitted for the First Round.)
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

Pitch Video

Upload to YouTube, Vimeo, or another website a short video (less than 2 minutes) that brings your venture to life. This is an opportunity for your team to tell your story, share your vision and explain how your venture works. (Unless you have altered your pitch or received feedback suggesting otherwise, we do not expect you to update the video you submitted for the Regional Round.)


Pitch Video Resources

Pitch Deck

Submit a presentation deck that contains 11 slides using the titles and order below. In addition, your deck may include up to 5 optional appendix slides.

Vision
Opportunity
Stakeholders
Market
Solution
Competitive Advantage
Go-to-Market Strategy
Social Impact
Financial Impact
Team
Next Steps

Please refer to this 
template as a guide. Each slide contains a set of optional prompts and tips to help teams organize and present their thinking.
Teams are encouraged to incorporate logos, graphics, and images that convey the personality and brand of their venture.
Use a 14-point font minimum.

Concept Deck Resources

Formatting Requirements for Deliverables:

Deliverables 1-4 (Executive Summary, Stakeholder Interview Summary, Team Bios & link to Video on YouTube or Vimeo) should be grouped together in Adobe PDF file format (preferred) or Microsoft Word compatible text documents with the following file name: “TeamName_GSVC2016_Regional”.
Submit deliverable 5, the pitch deck, as a separate document (PowerPoint preferred). Include team name in the file path for each document.
The team name should appear on each page of each deliverable.
Text pages should be single-spaced with 11-point font minimum and 0.75 inch margins.
Concept deck should use 14-point font minimum.
 





 

Global Final Round
For the 2016 Global Finals Round of the Global Social Venture Competition, teams must submit the following deliverables by March 23, 2016, at 5:00 PM Pacific Standard Time.
The guidelines for each deliverable are described below. Teams are invited, but not required, to use the templates provided.

Global Finals Round Overview:
GSVC creates a process for teams to develop successful social ventures. Each of the competition’s three rounds asks teams to build on past learnings and focus on distinct emphasis areas. For the Global Finals Round the areas of emphasis are the following:
Areas of Emphasis for Global Finals
Overlapping Areas with First RoundOverlapping Areas with Regional Round New Areas for Global Finals Round
  • Vision
  • Opportunity
  • Value Proposition
  • Business Model
  • Basic Financial Model
  • Customer & Key Stakeholders
  • Solution
  • Market Drivers
  • Competitive Advantage
  • Social Impact Assessment
  • Financial Projections
  • Mentors & Advisors
  • Traction
  • Go-To-Market Strategy
  • Action Plan
  • Risks & Key Considerations
  • Clear Ask
 
A team’s ability to demonstrate progress in these areas will be an important determinant of its venture’s overall score, which in every round is evaluated on business potential (33%), social impact potential (33%), and likelihood of success (33%).

Deliverables:
Executive Summary (5 pages)
Summary of Stakeholder Interviews (50 total Interviews, 5 pages)
Team Resumes/Bios
Pitch Video (<2 min)
Pitch Deck ( 10 Slides + 5 optional appendix)

Executive Summary
Submit an executive summary using the following headings:
Vision
Opportunity
Stakeholders
Market
Solution
Competitive Advantage
Go-to-Market Strategy
Social Impact
Financial Impact
Team
Next Steps
Include an overview of your 5-year financial projections.
The executive summary should align with your concept deck. Refer to the prompts in the concept deck template for further guidance.
The executive summary should be no more than two pages, 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 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. A minimum of 50 total interviews (including the 30+ you completed for the First and Regional Rounds) is required for the Global Finals Round. Please summarize your interviews in a concise document that includes a list of individuals interviewed (name, role, organization) with a direct quote from each.
The stakeholder interview summary should be no more than 5 pages, single-spaced, 0.75-inch margins, and minimum 11-point font.

Stakeholder Interview Template

Stakeholder Interview Resources


Team Resumes/Bios
Submit an 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. (Unless you have added new team members or skills, or received feedback suggesting otherwise, we do not expect you to update the document you submitted for the Regional Round.)
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

Pitch Video
Upload to YouTube, Vimeo, or another website a short video (less than 2 minutes) that brings your venture to life. This is an opportunity for your team to tell your story, share your vision and explain how your venture works. (Unless you have altered your pitch or received feedback suggesting otherwise, we do not expect you to update the video you submitted for the Regional Round.)

Pitch Video Resources

Final Pitch Deck
Teams must submit a deck of up to 10 slides with an optional appendix of up to 5 slides.
As in the Regional Round, teams may choose to use the template and optional prompts as a guide.
Teams will be evaluated on the sum of their final deliverables and presentation, including their responses to judges’ questions.
Use a 14-point font minimum.

Final Concept Deck Template

Concept Deck Resources


Formatting Requirements for Deliverables:
Deliverables 1-4 (Executive Summary, Stakeholder Interview Summary, Team Resumes/Bios & link to Video on YouTube or Vimeo) should be grouped together in Adobe PDF file format (preferred) or Microsoft Word compatible text documents with the following file name: “TeamName_GSVC2016_Final”.
Submit deliverable 5, the pitch deck, as a separate document (PowerPoint preferred).  Include team name in the file path for each document.
The team name should appear on each page of each deliverable.
Text pages should be single-spaced with 11-point font minimum and 0.75 inch margins.
Pitch deck should use 14-point font minimum.
General Guidelines
The project must create significant social impact
The benefits/ impact need to be measurable
There must be a logical model for assessing social impact
Team must be an integral part of implementation
Submit your plans on the upload link - http://events.isb.edu/gsvc-2016
Last date for submission of full business plan is December 8,2015