GSBI Testimonials

 

What Entrepreneurs and Investors Say About Our Programs

Since 2003, GSBI® programs have helped over 200 mission-driven enterprises build, sustain, and increase the reach and impact of their businesses. We asked our alumni about their experiences as social entrepreneurs and  investors what they take away from participating in our programs.


Christy-Remey-Chin
"GSBI has been a valuable partner to the Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation.  Many of our DRK entrepreneurs -- Solar Sister, Kiva.org, Build Change and VisionSpring,--  developed their business plan with the GSBI.  The GSBI’s focus on the business model, unit economics and market orientation, clearly helped these organizations refine their plans and accelerated their growth to achieve more impact.  GSBI is a fabulous program and one we recommend to early stage social entrepreneurs."
Christy Remey Chin
Managing Director, Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation

 
 
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Rags2Riches
GSBI '11
Rags2Riches Inc. partners with highend designers to create eco-ethical fashion and home accessories out of up cycled scrap cloth, organic materials and indigenous fabrics by working with women living in the poor communities across the Philippines.

 

Husk Power Systems
GSBI '09

Providing reliable, renewable and affordable power that empowers millions of people by helping take them from darkness to light.





Solar Sister
GSBI '11
Solar Sister eradicates energy poverty by empowering women with economic opportunity. combining the breakthrough potential of solar technology with an Avon-style direct sales network, Solar Sister brings light, hope, and opportunity to even the most remote communities of rural Africa.
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Thermogenn
GSBI '11

Smallholder Fortunes and Thermogenn have developed high-performance, off-grid, evaporative coolers to expand smallholder farmers' marketable dairy products in sub-Saharan Africa.
 

 

LivelyHoods
GSBI '11


LivelyHoods taps the power of highpotential youth in urban slums two create economic opportunities. We create jobs, give slum consumers access to life-changing products and assist companies to penetrate hard-to-reach markets.


Hapinoy
GSBI '11


Hapinoy, which means "happy Filipino," is a program that enables local community stores to provide needed goods and services to the base of pyramid market.

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Naandi Foundation
GSBI '08

 

Founded in 1998 our work has 3 broad sectors: Child Rights, Safe Drinking Water and Sustainable Livelihoods.

 

 




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