Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship and the School of Engineering’s Frugal Innovation Hub collaborated to explore the challenges (and a few viable solutions) for women and people of color raising capital for their businesses. Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship is the premier university-based social enterprise accelerator in the world, combining the innovation of social entrepreneurs, accompaniment of executive mentors, and passion and enthusiasm of Santa Clara University students to create proof points for business as a driving force for positive change. Frugal Innovation Hub engages Santa Clara University students and faculty in technological and humanitarian projects through partnerships and programs.
Funding Women Entrepreneurs: From Bias to Bonus
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For 25 years, Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship has been a leader in the global social enterprise movement. With an emphasis on climate resilience and women’s economic empowerment, we accelerate social entrepreneurship to end poverty and protect the planet. Located at Santa Clara University, we have served more than 1,300 social entrepreneurs based in over 100 countries that have impacted hundreds of millions of lives. We fuse the entrepreneurial spirit of Silicon Valley with the university’s heritage of social justice, community engagement, and global impact, guided by the UN Sustainable Development Goals.