Global Social Benefit Institute (GSBI)

GSBI offers three distinct capacity development programs for social entrepreneurs and ongoing support for alumni. Each program involves high engagement among entrepreneurs, Silicon Valley mentors, and program staff. GSBI has helped more than 400 social enterprises build sustainable, scalable business models to benefit the lives of 107 million people worldwide. 90% of ventures are still operating, 40% are scaling, and $96 million has been invested in GSBI alumni organizations.

The GSBI works with entrepreneurs whose organizations are addressing the world's most pressing problems with market-based solutions. This includes for-profits, non-profits, and hybrids with impact in base of pyramid communities, or, whose primary beneficiaries are living below the poverty line. The social entrepreneur who attends should hold a senior leadership role within the organization, with the authority to make top-level strategic decisions.

This program is for leaders of social enterprises that:
- Place equal or greater emphasis on social impact vs. financial return
- Serve the underserved (those that for reasons of economics, gender, geography, etc. have unequal access to energy, clean water, information and communication technology, education, health, or economic development and livelihood opportunities)
- Address a problem that affects more than one million people worldwide
- Have a product or service with measurable social impact The social entrepreneur must be committed to creating an organization that:
- Is capable of attaining financial sustainability - Reaches increasingly larger numbers of beneficiaries
- Systematically measures their social impact
Minimum eligibility for the program:
- Demonstrated impact in base of pyramid communities



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