Let's Provide Healthy Beginnings to Moms and Children in Sub-Saharan Africa

Miller Center, sponsored by GE's healthymagination commitment, congratulates the 16 finalists who have been selected for this unique program

16 Finalists, 9 African Countries, Amazing Impact

After rigorous scrutiny, 16 social enterprises have been selected to be in the first cohort in the healthymagination Mother & Child program. All finalists will attend a three-day, in-person workshop in Nairobi, Kenya, followed by a six-month online accelerator program that includes weekly, in-depth mentoring from Silicon Valley-based executives who themselves have undergone rigorous selection and training as social entrepreneur mentors at Miller Center, as well as GE business leaders.

Meet Our 17 Finalists

Our 16 finalists come from 9 countries across Africa


Program Structure

Kickoff Event
July 18-20, 2016
Hit the ground running at a 3-day workshop in Nairobi. A travel stipend is provided to finalists. Participation is required to complete the program. 

Engage with Silicon Valley Mentors
July 25, 2016

After kickoff you will participate in a 6-month online program. You will be paired with Silicon Valley executives who will mentor you to improve every aspect of your organization through weekly meetings. 

Premier Pitch to Impact Investors
February 20-24, 2017
You will pitch to and network with impact investors at the Premier Pitch event in Nairobi. Finalists are responsible for arranging their travel.


Miller Center's Commitment to Women Rising

Women and girls represent the majority of the world’s poor and have fewer paths out of poverty. Miller Center believes that investing in women and girls is the best way to eliminate poverty for everyone. Miller Center will leverage Silicon Valley mentors to empower sub-Saharan African social enterprises – and by extension their communities – with market-aligned skills training, economic development, and better maternal and child health outcomes. 

GE healthymagination and GE Ventures

GE’s healthymagination commitment is about better health for more people. We continuously develop and invest in innovations that deliver high-quality, more affordable health care to more people around the world. For more information about our healthymagination commitment, visit www.gesustainability.com.


Key Dates

  • GSBI Online Program Launch  August 3, 2016
  • January 2017
    Online program ends
  • February 2017
    Investor Showcase (Nairobi)
  • Social Enterprise Final Presentation Pitches
    February 20-24, 2017
  • Program Close                         February 27, 2017