Social Enterprises Provide a Path Out of Poverty

The Global Social Benefit Institute (GSBI) Programs serve social entrepreneurs around the world who are developing innovative solutions that provide a sustainable path out of poverty.  

We help social entrepreneurs fulfill their promise of solving big social problems through structured curriculum layered with
in-depth mentorship by more than 130 Silicon Valley executives. The result: you will have a stronger business, and be ready to receive investment and scale your solutions for global impact.

At Every Stage of Development

We meet you where you are in your organization's lifecycle. We provide programs focused on your business model and tailored to your distinct and stage-specific needs. We offer in-depth mentoring and connections to impact investors. For-profits, non-profits, and hybrids – in any region of the world – are welcome to apply. All of our programs are cost-free to selected program participants.


GSBI Boost

GSBI Boost is a 3-day, in-person workshop for early-stage social entrepreneurs in the seed or blueprint stage. You gain a business plan and develop a business model that demonstrates your impact, growth, and long-term financial sustainability.

GSBI Online

GSBI Online is a 6-month, virtual program for early-stage social entrepreneurs in the validate stage. Work weekly with one of our mentors to improve your business model and growth strategy, create your business plan, and test assumptions. You get a viable strategy for growing your enterprise in a financially sustainable way with a validated business model.

GSBI Accelerator

GSBI Accelerator is a 10-month mentored program for established social entrepreneurs in the prepare stage who are looking to massively scale their solutions. Meet weekly with two mentors. Address internal gaps in your organization. Prepare for significant investment. After spending two weeks at Santa Clara University, you will walk away with a strategy for expanding to serve new beneficiaries or create new products, with a plan and connections to enable that growth.

GSBI Mentors

Meet our Silicon Valley mentors who generously give their time and talents to develop social entrepreneurs

GSBI Learning Labs

GSBI Learning Labs are open sourced workshops, developmental labs, and events conducted with our partners

GSBI Alumni

Explore our Miller Center GSBI Alumni library and hear what they have to say about our programs

Here Are Our Numbers

  • 100% of GSBI Accelerator social entrepreneurs say they would refer the GSBI Accelerator program to other social entrepreneurs
  • More than 130 Silicon Valley executives comprise the GSBI mentor cadre, an entirely volunteer network
  • 300 hours is about how long a social entrepreneur receives mentorship throughout the duration of the GSBI Accelerator program
  • 25 mission-aligned partners comprise the GSBI Network, working in 17 countries

Our Approach

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Thane Kreiner, Executive Director of Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship, gives advice to those who want to make social change.