SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Applications for the Fall 2014 GSBI® Accelerator program at Santa Clara University open on September 2 and will be accepted through October 31. Up to 20 ventures will be selected and enrolled in the lauded 10-month social-enterprise capacity-development program.
The GSBI Accelerator helps social entrepreneurs understand and fill gaps in their organizations that prevent them from rapidly increasing their impact, or “scaling,” and helps make them investment-ready for “impact capital” investors.
The 2014 GSBI Accelerator program runs from February 2 through November 30, 2014, and includes a 10-day in-residence “accelerator boot camp” at Santa Clara University, a leading Jesuit Catholic university in Silicon Valley, California. At the end of “boot camp” portion, entrepreneurs present to a select group of impact investors, philanthropists, corporations, and government agencies. Information on the application process is at: http://scu.edu/socialbenefit/entrepreneurship/gsbi/apply.cfm
The GSBI Accelerator — a new program which targets advanced-stage ventures and supplants the school’s well-regarded Global Social Benefit Incubator — is run by Santa Clara University’s Center for Science, Technology, and Society (CSTS). CSTS also offers GSBI Online to earlier-stage ventures from around the world. For more details about GSBI Accelerator, visit http://www.scu.edu/socialbenefit/entrepreneurship/gsbi/
Questions about GSBI Accelerator may be e-mailed to email@example.com.
About the Center for Science, Technology, and Society
The mission of the Center is to accelerate global, innovation-based entrepreneurship in service to humanity. Its flagship GSBI® programs include the GSBI Accelerator, GSBI Online, and GSBI Network, which have served over 200 social enterprises over the past 11 years. The Impact Capital program improves the capital match between social entrepreneurs and impact investors. The Global Social Benefit Fellows Program provides practice-based action learning opportunities for undergraduates with GSBI Alumni.
About Santa Clara University
Santa Clara University, a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located 40 miles south of San Francisco in California’s Silicon Valley, offers its more than 8,800 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, theology, and engineering, plus master’s and law degrees and engineering Ph.Ds. Distinguished nationally by one of the highest graduation rates among all U.S. master’s universities, California’s oldest operating higher-education institution demonstrates faith-inspired values of ethics and social justice. For more information, see www.scu.edu.