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Creating Sustainable, Scalable Business Plans



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GSBI®Online helps early-stage, on the ground, social enterprises formalize their business models through modules focused on business strategy, operational planning, metrics, and financials. GSBI Online prepares entrepreneurs for the more advanced level of training provided by the GSBI Accelerator. Our online platform provides a low-cost diligence tool for investors and it provides a methodology and platform for our GSBI Network partners(mission-aligned universities seeking to train social entrepreneurs), who localize their incubator and accelerator programs to the context of the communities in which the social entrepreneurs operate.

GSBI Online addresses several key needs for social enterprises ready to validate their plans:


Business plan development
Elevator pitch refinement
Development of an annual operating plan
Marketing collateral creation


Mentoring is at the core of GSBI Online, Each social entrepreneur selected as a part of each GSBI Online cohort is paired with one Silicon Valley executive mentor and one Local Mentor. GSBI Mentors are successful Silicon Valley executives, many of whom are former founders of NASDAQ companies or venture capitalists. Local mentors are identified through networks of partners, alumni, and participants and serve as a resource with local context and expertise.

 

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