2014 Global Social Benefit Institute Accelerator Programme for Social Enterpreneurs

The Global Social Benefit Institute (GSBI) is a hub for global, innovation-based entrepreneurship in service to humanity. GSBI currently includes two distinct capacity development programs to social entrepreneurs:
The GSBI Accelerator, which offers customized curriculum for more advanced social enterprises preparing to scale their business, and GSBI Online, which offers general business
training for earlier-stage ventures to validate their enterprise’s model. Both programs are designed for high engagement between entrepreneurs, Silicon Valley mentors, and program staff. The GSBI Network is an affiliation of mission-aligned universities and organizations building social enterprise incubators and accelerators.

Characteristics of successful GSBI Accelerator applicants include:
•    Demonstrated impact in base of pyramid communities
•    Validated business model
•    Proven technology, product, or service
•    Operational for at least three years
•    Preparing for (or navigating recent) financing to scale impact

Eligibility Criteria
The following criteria are used by the GSBI leadership to evaluate each application:
·Compelling impact-oriented mission
·Demonstrated proof of concept
·Potential for significant impact
·Potential market demand
·Solid founder or leadership team

Application Deadline: October 31st 2013

For more info, visit Global Social Benefit Institute

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