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ABOUT US

Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship is a pioneer and leading accelerator for enterprises that address the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

We leverage our location in the heart of Silicon Valley and our Jesuit ambition to end poverty and protect the planet. Founded in 1997, Miller Center is one of three Centers of Distinction at Santa Clara University, located in the heart of Silicon Valley. Here we leverage this entrepreneurial spirit with the University’s Jesuit heritage of service to the poor and protection of the planet.

More than half of the world’s people live in poverty. Social entrepreneurship addresses the root problems of poverty through the power of business and innovation to provide sustainable economic and social impact.

our MISSION

We accelerate entrepreneurship to end global poverty and protect the planet.

our vision

We envision a world where all people are architects of their own futures.

OUR CORE VALUES

Heroic Ambition

In the spirit of the Magis, we ask what more we can do to make our mission and vision realities.

Accompaniment

In the Ignatian tradition, we walk with social entrepreneurs and students as they discern their path forward.

Excellence

We hold ourselves accountable for high quality and continuous improvement in all we do.

Authenticity

We are honest, genuine, and true to our mission, partners, customers, and each other. We are inclusive and respectful. We act with dignity.

MEET OUR TEAM

Dedicated to the Global Good

Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship is a pioneer and leading accelerator for enterprises that address the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); we leverage our location in the heart of Silicon Valley and our Jesuit ambition to end poverty and protect the planet.

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our history

Pioneers of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

GSBI® programs evolved from the Center’s interest in the use of science and technology for social benefit; its role in co-founding The Tech Awards; collaborations with the UN Millennium Project and their influence in defining The Tech Award categories to reflect urgent challenges and the Millennium Development Goals; and concerns about the barriers that innovators faced in scaling their social impact—especially in resource constrained environments.

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A Santa Clara University Center of Distinction

Santa Clara’s three Centers of Distinction represent tangible expressions of our Jesuit values, encouraging the pursuit of knowledge in service of humanity. The Centers create multiple points of interaction—here in the SCU community, throughout our communities, and around the world—and create opportunities to share our values and talents with society.

Anti-Discrimination Policy

Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship is committed to providing a safe, respectful, and welcoming environment for all, that is free from harassment, discrimination, and other inappropriate conduct.

Miller Center’s Anti-Discrimination Policy aims to ensure that all members of the Miller Center community including our staff members, social entrepreneurs, mentors, students, speakers, sponsors, volunteers, vendors, consultants, donors, Miller Center Advisory Board members, and other community members are treated with dignity and respect.

Miller Center will not tolerate harassment and violence against or by any person at any Miller Center event.

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