If you are a social entrepreneur who aims to combat poverty and protect the planet, we invite you to apply to the GSBI. Whether you are a for-profit, nonprofit, or hybrid enterprise, we provide programs that are focused on your business model and tailored to your needs.
We maintain a rolling application process annually; meaning, once we receive your application, we will consider you for the GSBI program that we believe is the best fit for you. No need to apply more than once!
prepare for investment and Growth
The GSBI Accelerator program is a 10-month, mentored program for established social entrepreneurs who are looking to scale their businesses. We connect you with seasoned, executive mentors, our “secret sauce”, who provide Silicon Valley principles and expertise. They will coach, educate, and prepare you to better articulate your mission, impact model, and business plans. The program wraps up with Miller Center’s highly-respected Investor Showcase at Santa Clara University, which affords you the opportunity to meet your mentors in person, and pitch your business to an audience of potential investors and supporters.
We seek applicants who:
- Lead an existing for-profit, nonprofit, or hybrid enterprise
- Are a mid-stage enterprise (3+ years) ready for scale and investment
- Develop innovative solutions to provide sustainable paths out of poverty
Applications for our next GSBI Online and GSBI Accelerator cohort, launching in January 2018, are due October 20, 2017.
You are welcome to apply any time before then, or complete the following contact form to be notified of our next program cycle.