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GSBI Featured in Venture Beat

Hello Frugalites!

I’m back. My apologies for being away for so long. I was traveling the world and recovering from a brutal case of the Mondays that turned into a case of the Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. I learned that I don’t handle changing time zones quite like I used to. Anyway, we have a lot of stuff to catch up on, so let’s get to it shall we?
Some great news for Santa Clara University AND the Frugal Innovation Lab! Venture Beat did an AMAZING story on Santa Clara’s Global Social Benefit Incubator (GSBI) last month. The article can be found here: Venture Beat, GSBI.
It touches on the history of GSBI and Santa Clara’s overarching mission to do good in the world.  Specifically, it focused on the GSBI’s two key services, the GSBI Accelerator which assists entrepreneurs with investment readiness, preparing business models, developing marketing and talent management strategies and fundraising, and GSBI Online that helps early-stage social enterprises develop business plans and pitches. Together, these two services have helped Santa Clara University to serve over 100 million lives worldwide.
Will Driverless Cars Change the World?: Driving Sideways
A list of the 2013 cohort, as well as past alumni can be found below:
-      Alumni
If you are interested in applying for the 2014 GSBI Accelerator Cohort, you can apply here! Registration is open beginning today through October 31st.
If you are interested in applying for the 2014 GSBI Online Cohort, you can send an email to to get on the list. They will email you in January of 2014 when application are available.
Networking, Learning, Engagement—Oh My!:
In an effort to try and keep our viewers up-to-date and in the know, the Frugal Innovation Lab is going to be ending each of its posts with upcoming networking events, fundraisers, and a plethora of other professional development engagements. So, make sure to check in here regularly so you don’t miss out.
Med Tech Frontiers – Thursday, September 5, 2013
MedTech Frontiers is a continuing series of free events for medical device and life science investors, entrepreneurs, clinicians, and technologists. Join MedTech Frontiers for an evening of food, conversation, and presentations by Silicon Valley luminaries held on the first Thursday of each month.
This month’s seminar will be brought to you by Bob Kain, the Chief Engineering Officer at Illumina, talking about the history and future of DNA sequencing. For more information, visit, or to complete your registration, click here.
Events are free, but registration is requested for planning purposes - see the link below. A limited number of on-site registrations are available. If you received this invitation from a colleague, send a note to to receive your own invitation and RSVP. All events start at 6pm and are held at:
Triple Ring Technologies, 39655 Eureka Dr., Newark, CA 94560.
Till next time,
The Frugal Lab Team

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