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Hear what the 2016 GSBI Accelerator Cohort members have to say about the program.

Hear what the 2016 GSBI Mentors have to say about the program, and being a mentor.

Hear what the 2015 GSBI Mentors have to say about the program, and being a mentor.

Bana, in Uganda, manufactures and sells comfortable, low-cost and biodegradable sanitary pads from the fiber of banana pseudo-stems. Local women are recruited and trained by Bana to sell the pads to local villages. These "Champions" use the Avon-lady distribution method to sell the pads to young girls.

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

Solar Sister is a social enterprise in East Africa that distributes solar lamps and empowers local women to be entrepreneurs. 


Inspiring words of wisdom from some of the great entrepreneurs, mentors and investors we met whilst we were in San Francisco. Including - SOCAP, Toniic, GSBI, Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship, SCU, Re-EnvisionED and Universal Giving. With thanks to those who took part and to Impact Hub San Francisco for hosting us.

John Kohler speaks about the alignment of impact capital and the Catholic Church activities at the 2nd Vatican Conference on Impact Investing (July, 2016).

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Miller Center was founded in 1997 as the Center for Science, Technology, and Society (CSTS). The programs evolved from an interest to use science and technology for social benefit. In its early years, the Miller Center co-founded the The Tech Awards and collaborated with the UN Millennium Project. 

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