Global Village Concerns Named Finalist for the 2012 Red Herring 100 Global Award

Company Recognized for B1self Social Commerce Platform

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2012 Red Herring Top 100 Global Finalists

B1self strengthens organizational communities and eliminates the time and location barriers inherent in fundraising by providing a social commerce platform to raise funds on an ongoing basis.

San Diego, California (PRWEB) November 27, 2012

Global Village Concerns, an online social commerce company that enables cause-based organizations to generate incremental revenue for their causes, announced today that it has been selected as a finalist for Red Herring's 2012 Top 100 Global award, a prestigious recognition honoring the year’s most audacious and far reaching private technology companies and entrepreneurs from across the globe.

The Red Herring editorial team selected the companies demonstrating the most innovative technologies and business models originating from over 1000 companies from over 40 nations. These companies, representing past Red Herring Asia, Europe and North America awards, are judged on a range of qualitative and quantitative metrics, including but not limited to, technology innovation, financial performance, growth criterion, management's execution standards, potential globalization of the strategy and market share improvement.

“Technology companies are becoming the bright spot in the economic outlook based on their increasing role within macro-economic environments,” stated Alex Vieux, Chairman of Red Herring. “2012 has confirmed the sector's vibrant activity and its resilience to widespread economic problems. An unprecedented number of entrepreneurs are attempting to jump ahead of the competition and aspire to make a difference. Breakthroughs obsolete each other faster than ever before. Global Village Concerns has performed exceptionally in its field and strongly deserves to be singled out as one of the Red Herring Global Finalists. At this stage, we are left with the daunting task to select the best qualified companies for the 2012 Top 100 Global Award."

Global Village Concerns (GVC) believes in the principle of mutual benefit and shared value. The company developed the B1self platform ( to enable organizations to quickly and easily promote their message while driving incremental revenue to fund their cause. GVC provides a new brand identity for the client, exclusive branded merchandise, and the B1self platform to enlist and engage supporters.

“Faced with budget cuts and short-term fundraising programs, cause-based organizations continue to struggle in these uncertain economic times," said George Hampton, President and CEO of Global Village Concerns. “B1self strengthens organizational communities and eliminates the time and location barriers inherent in fundraising by providing a social commerce platform to raise funds on an ongoing basis. We are thrilled to be recognized for our efforts and considered for the prestigious Red Herring Top 100 Global Award.”

The Finalists are invited to present their winning strategies at the Red Herring Global forum in Los Angeles, November 27-29 2012. The Top 100 winners will be announced at a special awards ceremony on November 29 at the event.

About Global Village Concerns
Global Village Concerns is creating a fundamental shift in the way schools and non-profit organizations raise money, while increasing visibility and community support through, a unique social e-commerce platform that leverages online social tools to more effectively fundraise. Founded in 2009, Global Village Concerns is based in San Diego, CA. For more information, please visit


  • Diane Roche