©2020 by GlobalSolutionsFestival

IT ALL STARTED WHEN...

( GSF Co-Founder Max Song, with mentor Annie Zhou from US China Green Fund )


A group of 2017 Schwarzman Scholars (Max Song, Alibek Nurkesh, and Cristopher-Teodor Uglea) discussed organizing an event that will create a catalyst for people to get together and work on a tangible problem. Inspired by the mission of Schwarzman College, to instill a spirit of leadership in addressing global problems, they designed a weekend-long "make-a-thon" that aims at bringing students from across different domains, disciplines, and pair them with mentors with industry experience who could coach and advise them. 

Since the first annual Global Solutions Festival, our mission is still to provide a platform to gather, connect and inspire bright-minded young leaders to find solutions to pressing issues of today. We want to help future youth leaders develop the awareness, responsibility, and necessary skills to play a meaningful role in tackling our world's issues. 

 

"What's the most important thing here at GSF?
You find your people, collaborate, keep in touch, and make an impact"

 

FOOTPRINTS

Four years in, GSF Continues

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GLOBAL SOLUTIONS FESTIVAL 2017

Beijing, China | Schwarzman College

Each year, 100+ students and young professionals around the world participated, generating more than two dozen ideas.

GLOBAL SOLUTIONS FESTIVAL 2018

Beijing, China | Schwarzman College

We want to find the most passionate and driven young leaders around the world, and assist them in achieving the change they deem necessary. By exposing these young leaders to mentors in diverse industries, we hope to provide insights, offer opportunities and stimulate innovation.

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GLOBAL SOLUTIONS FESTIVAL 2019

Beijing, China | Tsinghua University

Hosted at the Lee Shau Kee Science and Technology Building of Tsinghua Uniersity, 2019 was the first year GSF took place outside of Schwarzman College and the first year competitors where challenged to consider the SDGs along with the five themes of GSF when formulating their global solutions. The Center for Global Competence Development of Tsinghua University was the main supporter of GSF 2019, which is dedicated to providing guidance and support on global competence development and its integration into the university-wide student cultivation process.

GSF @ HONG KONG FINTECH WEEK

Hong Kong

Investing in Those Shaping the World Tomorrow, Global Solutions Festival has footprint in cities around the world. Dedicating ourselves to build on the College's mission of educating young future global leaders, developing an international mindset, and identifying ways to address some of the most pressing challenges that face our world today. GSF @ Hong Kong was supported by Kairos Society, Microsoft, UC Berkeley, AIA, Invest Hong Kong.

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