Rob Katz

Global Social Benefit Incubator Winners Announced

The Global Social Benefit Incubator (GSBI) – the scholarship-only, base-of-the-pyramid entrepreneur bootcamp worth $20,000 – has announced its class of 2009. When it comes to taking good ideas and nurturing them into real, viable companies, GSBI is in select company. Previous GSBI scholarship recipients include Matt Flannery from Kiva, Graham Macmillan from VisionSpring and a host of other now-successful entrepreneurs serving BoP markets with critical goods and services.

The Incubator, held at Santa Clara University every summer, re-convenes this year with a class made up of 4 sub-categories: ICT applications, economic development, environment/energy, and health/education. I’m particularly excited to learn that Manoj Sinha, of Husk Power Systems, was selected. And I’ll look forward to learning more about the class when the Insitute takes place later this summer.

In the meantime, check out all the winners on the GSBI page at SocialEdge.