"Give a woman a fish, feed her for a day."
"Teach a woman to fish, feed her for a lifetime."
"Teach a woman to run a fishing business, feed a village for a lifetime.
Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship at Santa Clara University in Silicon Valley provides rigorous training and executive mentorship to help social entrepreneurs soar.
Miller Center is passionate about the power of social entrepreneurship to transform the world. We focus on Climate Resilience for our planet and Women's Economic Empowerment. The world's poor and most vulnerable are bearing the brunt of climate change. Women make up half of the world's population yet represent 70% of the world's poor. Because women represent the majority, they carry a greater burden. They are also the ones actively leading their communities to find solutions.
APPLY TO THE GSBI
If you are a social entrepreneur who aims to combat poverty and protect the planet, we invite you to apply to the GSBI. Whether you are a for-profit, nonprofit, or hybrid enterprise, we provide programs that are focused on your business model and tailored to your needs.
We are looking for entrepreneurs who:
Lead an existing for-profit, nonprofit, or hybrid enterprise
Are operational and have a tested business model
Are ready for scale and investment
Develop innovative solutions to provide paths out of poverty
Completed applications are evaluated on:
Impact & Business Model
Marketing & Sales
Management & Team
Financials using the Stage Assessment Tool
Banner photo courtesy of Bob Finocchio