NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR OUR GSBI® ONLINE ACCELERATOR FOR US-BASED SOCIAL ENTERPRISES FOCUSED ON SOLUTIONS THAT CREATE PATHWAYS OUT OF POVERTY

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In collaboration with Catholic Charities USA, Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship is launching the 2019 GSBI Pathways Out of Poverty US (POP US) Online Accelerator.

This program is for social enterprises that serve the poor or other vulnerable populations in the United States and provides them
with tools, skills, education, and resources to help them increase their impact and transform lives.

The program focuses on social enterprises in three categories, which support economic livelihoods and self-sufficiency:

  • Job training and workforce development

  • Food products or culinary services

  • Artisanal products or support for artisan communities

The 6-month GSBI POP US online accelerator launches October 2019.


Do you qualify?

  • Do you lead an existing for-profit, nonprofit, or hybrid social enterprise (not microenterprise), that has been in operation for one or more years?

  • Do you deliver products or services to poor, underserved, or other vulnerable communities within the US,
    OR provide infrastructure to address challenges facing these communities?

  • Are your products or services focused on at least one of the three categories: job training and workforce development; food products or culinary services; artisanal products or support for artisan communities?

  • Are you willing to commit 3-6 hours per week to complete program deliverables and work with mentors online?

APPLY:

Key Dates

  • Applications Due: August 16, 2019

  • Screening Interviews with Semi-Finalists: August 26-30, 2019

  • Finalists selected and notified by September 10, 2019

  • GSBI Online accelerator program commences October 2019

  • GSBI Online accelerator program completion April 2020

About Our Global Social Benefit Institute Accelerator:

  • Our structured and validated curriculum has accelerated over 1000 social enterprises to meet operational excellence and prepare for investment. During the program, you will develop your business model and a strategy to grow your enterprise in a sustainable way.

  • Silicon Valley Mentors are your personal advisors. They will accompany you with expertise in innovation and entrepreneurship throughout the program.

  • NO CHARGE! All Miller Center GSBI accelerator programs are offered at no charge to selected social enterprises.

  • Miller Center delivers world-class accelerator programs that connect global social enterprise leaders with Silicon Valley business executives to develop more sustainable, scalable market-based solutions to the problems of those living in poverty around the world.

  • Learn more about our GSBI Online accelerator


Additional Resources

For questions about this program, please contact Jeff Pilisuk at jpilisuk@scu.edu.

The Pathways Out of Poverty US Accelerator program is made possible by the generous support of Catholic Charities USA and by Agnieszka Winkler & Arthur K. Lund.


Banner photo courtesy of Catholic Charities USA