prepare for investment and Growth

The GSBI Accelerator program is a 10-month, mentored program for established social entrepreneurs who are looking to scale their businesses. We connect you with  seasoned, executive mentors, our "secret sauce", who provide Silicon Valley principles and expertise. They will coach, educate, and prepare you to better articulate your mission, impact model, and business plans. The program wraps up with Miller Center's highly-respected Investor Showcase at Santa Clara University, which affords you the opportunity to meet your mentors in person, and pitch your business to an audience of potential investors and supporters.

We seek applicants who:

  • Lead an existing for-profit, nonprofit, or hybrid enterprise
  • Are a mid-stage enterprise (3+ years) ready for scale and investment
  • Develop innovative solutions to provide sustainable paths out of poverty
The staff, mentors, experts, and the peer network of the GSBI is very valuable. It is also important to take a step back and think critically about your business and operations as you prepare to scale. The GSBI in-residence is a supportive environment in which an entrepreneur can receive constructive criticism.
— GSBI Alumni, 2016

Applications for our next GSBI Accelerator cohort, launching in January 2018, are due October 20, 2017.

2017 GSBI Investor Showcase

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Watch the livestream recording of social entrepreneurs pitching their innovative ideas at the GSBI Investor Showcase on August 17!



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