Global Social Benefit Incubator 2008

The Global Social Benefit Incubator (GSBI), a program developed by Santa Clara University’s Center for Science, Technology, and Society, assists social benefit entrepreneurs in developing “business plans” that enable their organizations to reach increasing numbers of beneficiaries.

All who participate in the Business Planning Exercises will benefit from the mentoring and feedback on their application, and 15 to 20 candidates will be selected for a full scholarship, valued at US $20,000, to attend the intensive two week in-residence program. Selected candidates are responsible for their travel expenses (airfare, ground transportation, passport, visa).

Applicants should begin preparing their exercises now and post them on Social Edge beginning January 2, 2008. Each submittal is reviewed by a GSBI staff member (the GSBI Application Task Force). Social Edge members also are invited to review and comment on the exercises of any organization. Participants in the 2008 GSBI in-residence program will be selected from those organizations that complete all three exercises.

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