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, non-profit, or hybrid enterprise, we provide programs that are focused on your business model and tailored to your needs. 

We maintain a rolling application process annually; meaning, once we receive your application, we will consider you for the GSBI program that we believe is the best fit for you. No need to apply more than once!

Cost Free For Accepted Social Entrepreneurs

We fundraise so that the cost of our program does not prohibit any social entrepreneur from getting the help they deserve. 

Program staff time, in-residence meals, and accommodations for the GSBI Accelerator program are all paid through the fundraising efforts of Miller Center. Participants in the GSBI Accelerator are expected to pay only for round-trip airfare to San Jose or San Francisco, California for the August in-residence portion of the program. 

Participants in GSBI Online complete the course remotely and require no travel. 


Our next GSBI program will launch in January, 2018. You are welcome to apply any time before then, or complete the following contact form to be notified of our next program cycle:

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Our Selection Process

Completed Applications Are Evaluated On:

  • Impact & Business Model
  • Scalability
  • Stage of Growth
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Coachability
  • Program Fit
  • Financials using the Stage Assessment Tool

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