Deadline: March 16, 2018
Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship invites applications for the GSBI Accelerator Program for Social Enterprises. This is a 6-month accelerator program for social enterprises that serve or are led by migrants, refugees, and human trafficking survivors. The program will culminate in an Investor Showcase in the Bay Area, timed so that program participants can meet impact investors at SOCAP18.
Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship is the largest and most successful social enterprise accelerator in the world. 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.
Founded in 1997, Miller Center is one of three Centers of Distinction at Santa Clara University and is located in the heart of the world’s most entrepreneurial ecosystem. They leverage the entrepreneurial spirit and innovative ethos of Silicon Valley and underpin it with the Jesuit heritage of service to the poor and protection of the planet.
- Experience Miller Center’s structured, validated curriculum that has helped over 800 social enterprises attain operational excellence and prepare for investment;
- You will be accompanied by Silicon Valley mentors with expertise in innovation and entrepreneurship who are your trusted advisors;
- An opportunity to pitch your plan for scaling with a justifiable ask at an Investor Showcase in San Francisco;
- All Miller Center GSBI accelerator programs are offered at no charge to selected social enterprises. However, GSBI In-residence Accelerator participants are expected to pay for round-trip airfare for the 10-day in-residence portion of the program in August at Santa Clara University.
- Applicants should lead an existing for-profit, nonprofit, or hybrid social enterprise (not microenterprise), in operation for one or more years;
- Enterprise should deliver products or services to undocumented migrants, refugees, or human trafficking survivors, OR provide infrastructure to address challenges facing these vulnerable populations, OR are led by migrants or refugees.
- You should be willing to commit 3-6 hours per week to complete program deliverables and work with your mentors online.
For more information, visit GSBI Accelerator Program for Social Enterprises.