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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Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship has accelerated more than 1,000 social enterprises since 2003, leveraging our location in the heart of Silicon Valley and our Jesuit ambition to end poverty and protect the planet. These collectively have improved, transformed, or saved the lives of over 400 million people in 100 countries. We also help transform social ministries to more sustainable social enterprise models and engage Santa Clara University students in field research to support social entrepreneurs.