Global Benefit Institute Acceleration Program for Entrepreneurs

Application Deadline: October 21st, 2017:

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..


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.

Completed applications are evaluated on:

Impact & Business Model

Marketing & Sales

Operations Model

Management & Team

Financials using the Stage Assessment Tool


We are looking for entrepreneurs who:

Lead an existing for-profit, non-profit, 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


Visit the official homepage here to learn more and apply.

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