20 Social Entrepreneurs Chosen for Santa Clara University’s GSBI
Thursday, April 14, 2011
SANTA CLARA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Twenty socially minded entrepreneurs from around the world have been chosen to receive full scholarships to participate in the ninth annual Global Social Benefit Incubator (GSBITM) at Santa Clara University.
The signature program of the Center for Science, Technology, and Society at Santa Clara University, GSBI is an eight-month program for social entrepreneurs, combining online and in-residence exercises with training and mentoring from academic leaders and Silicon Valley executives over an intensive eight-month period.
The ventures run by GSBI participants provide essential goods and services to the poor, and often act as catalysts for economic growth in their home regions.
Products and services being developed by the 2011 GSBI class include: biogas-powered milk coolers for Ugandan farmers; microfranchise training and employment opportunities for slum youth in Kenya; probiotics to improve health in Mexico; solar-powered chicken and egg production in Haiti; and women-created fashion and furniture from recycled garbage in the Philippines.The ventures run by GSBI participants provide essential goods and services to the poor, and often act as catalysts for economic growth in their home regions.