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 the eBay Foundation. The all-online program will run October 2014 through March 2015.

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Qualifications for participation:

  • Both for and non-profits with a social impact-based mission

  • Demonstrated social impact in Brazil, China, India, Russia, or the United States

  • Demonstrated proof of concept in base of pyramid communities

  • Focus on livelihoods including technology solutions, financial inclusion, or job creation

  • Leadership team working full-time on the venture

What the course will focus on:

  • Strengthening your business model and presenting it in a compelling manner

  • Growing your organization in a financially sustainable manner

  • Developing the tools to apply for the funding you need to reach the next level of growth such as your business plan, an annual operating plan, and marketing collateral

  • 1:1 mentoring from Silicon Valley executives with experience building companies and experience mentoring social enterprises

Key Dates for GSBI Online:

Applications Open: June 15
Applications Close: August 24
Interviews September 8- September 12
Program Start: Oct. 10
Program End: March 10


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