GSBI 2009 : Social Edge


The Global Social Benefit Incubator (GSBIa"¢), a program developed by Santa Clara Universitya€™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.

The GSBI consists of three major components:

  1. An on-line, mentored, application process hosted on Social Edge and based on three business planning exercises designed to benefit all who participate.
  2. 20 organization selected from the application process receive scholarships for an online (4 month) and in-residence (2 week)AA program that involves a€oeaction learninga€A and mentoring to prepare a sustainable plan for the organization.
  3. On-going mentoring and collaboration for all who complete the in-residence component.

All who participate in the Business Planning Exercises will benefit from the mentoring and feedback on their application, and 20 organizations will be selected for a full scholarship, valued at US $25,000, to participate in the 4-month online preparation and then to attend the intensive two week in-residence program. Selected candidates are responsible for their travel expenses (airfare, ground transportation, passport, and visa).

The application process involves completing three exercises where applicants define their value proposition, target market (beneficiaries), and a€oesocial businessa€A model (key income and expense drivers).

Read more and participate here (the first deadline is on the 16th of January)

thanks to Jill Finlayson at Social Edge for the heads up!!


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Posted: December 30th, 2008
at 7:46am by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: green,web,business,competitions,development,philanthropy

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