Meet the 16 Social Enterprises of the 2022 In-Residence Cohort


After taking a two-year pandemic-enforced hiatus from hosting in-person events, and a brief foray in experimenting with virtual hosting in 2020, Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship is excited to announce that we are once again hosting our highly regarded In-Residence this April at Santa Clara University.

In line with the Center’s goal of focusing efforts on social entrepreneurs with the highest potential, this cohort is composed entirely of Miller Center alumni entrepreneurs. For many of the participating entrepreneurs, this will be their second and, for some, even third time participating in a Miller Center program. The 16 alumni enterprises invited to participate in this year’s April In-Residence represent some of the most promising leaders directly addressing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with a focus in the areas of women’s economic empowerment, climate resilience, or the intersection of both through their enterprises.

For the week of April 2 – 7, these enterprises will participate in in-depth mock investor meetings, one-on-one meetings with mentors and bespoke consultants, peer networking events as well as a chance to hone their presentation skills with a culminating showcase event on the final day. Additionally, Miller Center is excited to provide sessions designed specifically for our mentor cadre as a chance to encourage mentor peer learning and engagement with each other. This year also marks Miller Center’s 25th Anniversary, so the In-Residence will kick off with a special welcome reception during which we will commemorate this important milestone with Miller Center friends and supporters.

These impressive alumni social entrepreneurs are creating models of success and providing a pathway out of poverty for the communities they support. We couldn’t be more excited to welcome them in-person next month to In-Residence at Santa Clara.

Read more about each enterprise below.