Welcome to GSVC Matchmaker

This blog has been created by GSVC to facilitate matchmaking among entrepreneurs with business plans and potential entrants. Business students looking for ventures and ventures looking for business school students are encouraged to share opportunities and interests here!

For ventures seeking student talent:

Please send a short description of your venture, including stage, sector, geographic location, specific project you need student help with, and contact information to gsvc [at] haas.berkeley.edu. Please keep your business background and description to 1-2 paragraphs, and your summary of desired talent characteristics to 1 paragraph or several bullets. Please also include your location, contact information, and preferred method of contact.

All of this information will be posted by GSVC as an Entry on this site.

For students seeking a venture:

Please browse the ventures posted here and contact them either by posting a comment to the appropriate venture, or by contacting them directly.

If you have any questions about GSVC's entrant requirements, please consult the GSVC website: www.gsvc.org.

Friday, December 15, 2006


Omnibucket: Business Initiative
Objective: To build a well-formed business plan for the Global Social Venture Competition that represents Omnibucket's mission to help broaden imaginations through the fine art of storytelling.

Mission: Omnibucket is re-imagining the storybook as a fine art, combining the worlds of both storybooks and fine art to create a new way to expand imaginations. We are focusing on the work of artists usually reserved for galleries as a storytelling tool because of its ability to invoke the child within each of us to imagine and discover in a deeper and more meaningful way. With these tools we believe that we can help to heighten the influence of humanitarianism in the world and bring societies closer to one another. These elements also add value to the physical collectible while bringing the intellectual and cultural sophistication of the fine art world to new audiences.

Current Position: In the last year since the business was founded we have released three distinct titles which have made consistent short-run sales to a growing customer base. We also have a considerable list of innovative and marketable projects on our upcoming schedule with which to grow our brand and audience. Our small team has an extensive history in fine art, writing, design and many other types of media, with connections to some of the best and brightest creative resources on the globe.

MBA Student Involvement: We are looking to create a team to build a successful business and marketing plan specifically for the Global Social Venture Competition. We want to engage MBA students that have a passion for the publishing, new media, and/or fine art industries and are enthusiastic about contributing Sales & Marketing, Business Management, and/or Financial Planning skill sets to broaden our scope and mission.

Contact: If you are interested in becoming part of our thought-provoking team for the Global Social Venture Competition please contact us by emailing Angie Needels at aneedels@omnibucket.com. For more information about Omnibucket please visit www.omnibucket.com.