GSBI Accelerator Program for Social Entrepreneurs (Silicon Valley Mentorship) 2018

About the Award: Past participants include many in water supply, energy, agriculture, and environment in developing countries. The Global Social Benefit Institute (GSBI) at Santa Clara University serves social entrepreneurs around the world who are developing innovative solutions that provide a sustainable path out of poverty. The GSBI Accelerator assists selected participants with business plans and other capacity building in support of investment.

Type: Entrepreneurship


GSBI seeks 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

Number of Awardees: Not specified

Value of Program:

Program staff time, in-residence meals, and accommodations for the GSBI Accelerator program are all paid through the fundraising efforts of Miller Center. Participants in the GSBI Accelerator are expected to pay only for round-trip airfare to San Jose or San Francisco, California for the August in-residence portion of the program.


  • Silicon Valley mentorship
  • Due diligence folder
  • Financial plan for scaling
  • Organizational development
  • Talent management
  • Marketing strategy and execution
  • Operational excellence at scale

Duration of Scholarship: 10 months

How to Apply:

Please read the Eligibility and Programme Details carefully before you apply here

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