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Over the years, eBay Foundation has made investments toward a vision of all people being able to participate fully in the global economy. eBay Foundation is committed to providing economic opportunity all around the world and is now enabling social entrepreneurs who share that passion to benefit from mentored capacity development offered through Santa Clara University's Global Social Benefit Institute.

The Global Social Benefit Institute (GSBI®) and eBay Foundation are partnering to scale the impact of high-potential social entrepreneurs in three ways. First, eBay is sponsoring the participation of select social entrepreneurs in GSBI programs: Esoko, Digital Divide Data, Avani, Drishtee Development and Communication Ltd., Juhudi Kilimo and Kinara Capital. Second, eBay Foundation is funding a customized GSBI Online cohort, focusing on social entrepreneurs with impact in Brazil, India, China, and Russia (BRIC) and the United States. Third, eBay Foundation and the GSBI are pioneering a two-day Boost Camp for Bay Area social entrepreneurs.

eBay Foundation and the GSBI invite social entrepreneurs providing economic opportunity in vulnerable communities around the world to learn more about these programs and to get involved. Email for more information



GSBI Accelerator

The GSBI Accelerator prepares social enterprises for growing impact and securing capital investments.  Over the course of 10 months, social entrepreneurs, like Esoko and Digital Data Divide, work alongside Silicon Valley mentors to complete online modules, which refine their business models and identify the growth opportunities. For 9 days in August, social entrepreneurs from around the world come to Santa Clara University during the in-residence. Content experts teach a customized curriculum to address a financing plan for scaling, organizational development, talent management, marketing strategy and execution, and operational excellence at scale. The in-residence culminates in a pitch to a room full of impact investors. The end goal is to prepare the social entrepreneur to be investment ready and prepare to scale their impact.



GSBI Online

Put the power of silicon Valley behind your social enterprise! GSBI is recruiting for a 6-month, mentored training program for social enterprises in Brazil, India, Russia, China, and the US focused on livelihood development. GSBI Online® is a transformative 6-month program in which Silicon Valley executives mentor social entrepreneurs through a series of 9 modules. The entrepreneur gains a compelling pitch, sound business model, effective fundraising strategy, and valuable connections. GSBI Online is offered at no cost to the entrepreneur, thanks to the support of eBay Foundation. The all-online program will run October 2014 through March 2015. 
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GSBI Boost Camp

GSBI is recruiting for a 2-day “Boost” Camp for early-stage Bay Area-based social enterprises focused on livelihood development. The GSBI® Boost Camp is two days of training and networking designed to give high-potential social enterprises a breakthrough in impact, growth, and long-term financial sustainability. We are featuring GSBI’s world-renowned methodology and personalized mentorship by GSBI’s network of seasoned Silicon Valley executives at no cost to accepted participants, thanks to the support of eBay Foundation. Camp will be held at Santa Clara University September 25 and 26. 
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