The past few months have marked an exciting period in Upaya's evolution - our team has had the opportunity to share our story with some incredible groups, we have forged new partnerships to expand the breadth and depth of our work, and our partners have been acknowledged broadly for their successes.
Upaya’s Executive Director Sachi Shenoy was among the distinguished business leaders invited to Berkeley, CA to judge the 18 finalists of the Haas School of Business’s annual Global Social Venture Competition (GSVC). Founded in 1999, the GSVC is the world’s longest running social business plan competition. In regional competitions held between November 2012 and April 2013, more than 650 entrant teams from 37 countries pitched their social impact business plans.
While in Berkeley, Sachi also joined peers from the Omidyar Network, Riders for Health, and The Citizens Foundation USA on a panel titled “Social Enterprises in the Developing World.” During the discussion she shared insights from Upaya’s experience creating jobs and measuring social change with Berkeley Haas students and GSVC participants. That video can be viewed in its entirety here or by clicking the video image below. For more information on the GSVC, please click here.