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Gary Palin serves as judge for University of California, Berkeley Global Social Venture Competition

Gary Palin, executive director of the Doherty Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, was a judge Jan. 29 for the Executive Summary Round of the Global Social Venture Competition hosted by University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business.

Gary Palin

An Executive Summary Round was held by each of the partner schools: the Haas School of Business, Columbia Business School, London Business School, Indian School of Business, Thammasat University, ESSEC Business School and at Outreach Partner schools.

The Global Social Venture Competition began in 1999 as a student-led initiative at the Walter A. Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. Today, the competition is held at leading business schools around the world.

The competition, in its 11th year of existence, aims to leverage its partnerships to become the global platform for social ventures, as well as a forum for thought leadership in the field of social entrepreneurship.

The Final Round of the competition will take place on April 22 at the Haas School of Business, with public presentations by each of the finalists to the judging panel. Plans will be judged on how well they demonstrate potential for social and financial returns; fundability; scalability; the strength of their management teams; and integration of financial and social goals.

Eric Townsend,
2/15/2010 2:49 PM