"For inBelly winning GSVC semi finals means that the problem of food negatively impacting our health has started to be taken seriously. That is the most important and that’s the first step to safe food!"
GSVC is the world's preeminent social business plan competition. Hosted on a world class stage it provides aspiring entrepreneurs with mentoring, exposure, and prize money to transform their business ideas into positive real-world impact. Kristina commented that, "it's common these days to ask what kind of world we leave behind for our children. But having spent a day with passionate entrepreneurs that are mapping the world for the disabled, building electricity for villages and reducing chemical waste on a large scale while they are still in their twenties, I became much more optimistic about the answer." It is great to see global competitions nurturing social ventures in the same way that other entrepreneurial ventures have had competition support and in Kristina's words, "GSVC is unique in a sense that it lasts almost half of the year. And that’s perfect for building your network as you catch up with people again and again. This year is the first year, to my knowledge that a social venture solving the problems of developed countries has won the GSVC semi finals."
Kristina took part in the first SSES Social Entrepreneurship Initiative during the Autumn, which makes it especially exciting for everyone at SSES to see inBelly go all the way to Berkeley, California for the Global finals on April 19th - 20th. Huge congratulations Kristina and the inBelly team, we wish you all the luck and support for the next stage.