Meet the Safe Water and Climate-Smart Agriculture Cohort for the Fall 2022 In-Residence Cohort


Following a successful return to hosting an in-person In-Residence this past April — after a two-year pandemic-enforced hiatus — Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship is thrilled to announce the cohort for our second In-Residence this year at Santa Clara University.

In line with the Center’s goal of focusing efforts on social entrepreneurs with the highest potential, this sector-focused cohort is composed entirely of Miller Center alumni entrepreneurs working on safe water and climate-smart agriculture solutions. For many of the participating entrepreneurs, this will be their second and, for some, even third time participating in a Miller Center program. The 10 alumni enterprises invited to participate in the Fall 2022 In-Residence represent some of the most inspiring leaders directly addressing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

During October 14 – 17, these enterprises will participate in an in-depth mock investor meeting, participate in presentation skills training and leadership management workshops, and engage in sector-focused roundtable discussions with SCU faculty all with the goal of preparing the entrepreneurs to more effectively tell their stories as leaders of change. To commemorate Miller Center’s 25th Anniversary, the In-Residence will kick off with a welcome reception and celebration at Miller Center’s home in the courtyard of the Sobrato Campus for Discovery and Innovation, during which we will announce three more Social Impact Excellence Award recipients. Following the In-Residence, the cohort will also be sponsored by Miller Center to attend the SOCAP conference in San Francisco, where they will have more opportunities to showcase their work as part of the exclusive SOCAP22 Entrepreneur Program Cohort, network, and engage directly with the impact investing community.

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.