From July 6 to August 6, 2004, fifteen social benefit entrepreneurs from around the world-all Tech Awards Laureates or World Bank Development Market place winners-worked intensely in a unique program at Santa Clara University to address the challenges of sustaining and scaling up their innovations for serving urgent human needs. This article summarizes highlights of this program, the Global Social Benefit Incubator (GSBI). The GSBI is an action learning program that applies the discipline of the business planning process to the challenges of technology-based ventures that seek to achieve a measurable impact on social benefit outcomes and growth through self-sustaining sources of revenue.
The Global Social Benefit Incubator
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About Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship
Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship is the foremost university-based social enterprise accelerator in the world. With an emphasis on climate resilience and women’s economic empowerment, we accelerate social entrepreneurship to eliminate global poverty. Located at Santa Clara University (SCU), we have served more than 1,200 social entrepreneurs, engaged 162 SCU students in field research, and currently work with more than 300 business leaders from around the world who participate as mentors in our programs.