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Fall 2014 GSBI® Accelerator Program Applications Open Sept. 2
Monday, Aug. 26, 2013
Up to 20 Scholarships for Social Enterprises Available
SANTA CLARA, Calif., August 26, 2013 — Applications for the Fall 2014 GSBI® Accelerator program open on September 2 and will be accepted through October 31. Up to 20 ventures will be selected and enrolled in the lauded 10-month social-enterprise capacity-development program.
The GSBI Accelerator helps social entrepreneurs understand and fill gaps in their organizations that prevent them from rapidly increasing their impact, or “scaling,” and helps make them investment-ready for “impact capital” investors.
The 2014 GSBI Accelerator program runs from February 2, 2014, through November 30, 2014, and includes a ten-day in-residence “accelerator boot camp” at Santa Clara University, a leading Jesuit university in the heart of Silicon Valley, California.
Information on the application process can be found at: http://scu.edu/socialbenefit/entrepreneurship/gsbi/apply.cfm
The 10-month GSBI Accelerator combines best practices of online learning with a proven curriculum honed over 11 years of experience, complemented by experienced in-country and Silicon Valley mentors, to provide social entrepreneurs the tools to help them scale their enterprises and prepare them for financial investment.
At the end of the in-residence or “boot camp” portion, entrepreneurs present to a select audience of impact investors, philanthropists, corporations, and government agencies. With GSBI’s successful track record, the Accelerator program draws the best practitioners in the social impact world. The 2013 GSBI Accelerator Cohort recently presented to almost 200 premiere investment professionals, corporate and foundation executives, and Silicon Valley leaders with entrepreneurs returning home having tapped into Silicon Valley acumen and potential funding.
The GSBI Accelerator program is run by Santa Clara University’s Center for Science, Technology, and Society. In addition to GSBI, the Center also houses an Impact Capital Program, which provides thought leadership and financial innovations to drive impact investing into underserved sectors, with an emphasis on investment readiness for social entrepreneurial ventures.
For more details about the GSBI Accelerator program, visit http://www.scu.edu/socialbenefit/entrepreneurship/gsbi/
For questions regarding the program, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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