Social entrepreneurship can be lonely.
Let us accompany you along your journey.
We deliver world-class accelerator programs that connect global social enterprise leaders with Silicon Valley executive mentors to develop more sustainable, scalable, market-based solutions for providing pathways out of poverty around the world.
NOW SEEKING APPLICANTS
Challenge yourself to build and scale your social enterprise
Food Systems Accelerator
Are you a tech-enabled enterprise that addresses nutrition and food security and/or regenerative environmental systems in the agri-food sphere? Enterprises can interact with any part of the agri-food value chain from seeds and inputs to processing, distribution and retail, including innovations along the full chain like financing and traceability.
This GSBI Food Systems accelerator will launch in September 2020.
GSBI® Alumni Mentorship Program
GSBI Alumni, are you ready to take your enterprise to the next level? Join us! Our new Alumni Mentorship Program (AMP) offers customized curriculum and flexible mentorship focused on barrier-busting strategies for growth.
World-class programs help you effect transformative change
Always free to the entrepreneur
All of our accelerator programs are offered at no charge to selected applicants.
From blueprint to scale, we walk with you every step of the way.
Mentors do NOT helicopter in
Mentorship is tailored to your enterprise. Two executive mentors accompany you as trusted advisors, guiding you through the curriculum and sharing expertise through weekly calls for the duration of the program.
Complete access to our online community
Engage with peers and Miller Center staff for advice and fellowship. Benefit from program management and regular communications to support you and keep you on track. Utilize templates, tools, and resources tailored to your business needs.
Supporting your unique pathway to scale
Develop the operational excellence and investment readiness required to scale your impact. We combine seasoned executive mentorship, customizable curriculum, and our proven Global Social Benefit Institute (GSBI®) methodology to provide the most rigorous social impact accelerator in the world.
Our distinct models are tailored to your stage of development. Don’t see a program that is right for you, but want to be informed of future calls for applications? Join our mailing list and be informed of upcoming recruitment opportunities.
Our signature program is for the highest potential social enterprises with proven traction. It combines a mentored, virtual program with a week-long in-residence boot camp and investor showcase.
Cohorts Currently In-Progress
Learn more about the GSBI Accelerator cohorts that are currently being mentored and are learning GSBI curriculum.
Pioneering social enterprise capacity development
All of our programs are built on our Global Social Benefit Institute (GSBI®) methodology. The lessons we have learned from working with over 1,000 social enterprises since 2003 are broadly applicable across sectors and geographies. Our stage-specific programs for early and mid-stage social enterprises, along with our network of partners, collectively serve hundreds of impact organizations annually.
Our GSBI methodology revolves around three dynamic interactive aspects:
Social enterprise selection
We work with social entrepreneurs running non-profit, for-profit, and hybrid businesses who are committed to improving the lives of people living in poverty through a market-based approach and meet our qualifications.
We know every entrepreneur’s journey is unique. Our integrated and systematic approach enables program participants and their mentors to customize, supplement, and adjust the program to the enterprise’s needs.
We connect our social enterprise leaders with executive-level Silicon Valley mentors who have decades of experience running companies, delivering products and services to market, building teams, and managing risk.