September 21, 2016

GSBI Accelerator Programme for Entrepreneurs (Silicon Valley Mentorship)

GSBI Accelerator
(Work Alongside Committed Silicon Valley Mentors)


Course(s) Offered: Ideas
Course Level: Entrepreneurship
Provider: GSBI Accelerator
Country to Study in: USA

Scholarship Description
The GSBI Accelerator invites applications from social entrepreneurs around the world who use science and technology to address problems of people living in poverty.

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. It provides quality, in-depth mentoring delivered by Silicon Valley business executives. The GSBI Accelerator program prepares trailblazing social enterprises to scale.

Eligibility
Audience for the program:
  • For-profit, non-profit, or hybrid enterprises
  • Social impact mission
  • Operational for 3+ years
  • Validated business model
  • Proven technology, product, or service
  • Preparing to scale impact
Eligible groups
Citizens of ALL countries

Participating Institutions
Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship, Santa Clara University, San Francisco, USA; AND
Silicon Valley, California, USA

Fields of study
What you will Learn:
  • How to secure the right capital for your enterprise
  • Fundraising strategies
  • Better articulate your mission, impact model, and business plan
  • Reach more beneficiaries
  • Strengthen your business model
  • Streamline operations
  • Build and manage your team and management
Sponsorship duration
The GSBI mentors coach, educate, and encourage you for 1-2 hours a week for 10 months

Scholarship benefits
What You Gain:
  • Silicon Valley mentorship
  • Due diligence folder
  • Financial plan for scaling
  • Organizational development
  • Talent management
  • Marketing strategy and execution
  • Operational excellence at scale
You work together with two Silicon Valley mentors to improve every aspect of your organization.

Method of Application
If you are interested, please read the Eligibility and Programme Details carefully before you apply here

DEADLINES:
Key Dates for the Program: October 21, 2016 (=> Applications Due); January 31, 2017 (=> Program Starts); August 10-18, 2017 (=> In-Residence at Santa Clara University); AND December 6, 2017 (=> Program Ends)

GSBI Accelerator Programme for Entrepreneurs (Silicon Valley Mentorship)
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PLEASE NOTE:
Founded in 1997, the Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship, formerly known as the Center for Science, Technology, and Society, is one of three Centers of Distinction at Santa Clara University. The Centers embody the University’s mission to unite students and faculty with Silicon Valley leaders to address significant public issues. The Miller Center accelerates global, innovation-based entrepreneurship in service to humanity. Its strategic focus is on poverty eradication through its three areas of work: The Global Social Benefit Institute, Impact Capital, and Education and Action Research.

Santa Clara University, a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located 40 miles south of San Francisco in California’s Silicon Valley is California’s oldest operating higher-education institution.

Application Deadline: 21 October 2016
Open to International Applicants: Yes

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