Belief in a Collective Future

India, Kenya, Nicaragua, and Mexico – around the planet, we are working to accelerate global impact through social entrepreneurship. Based on twelve years of practical experience, we are using our GSBI® methodology to strengthen and scale social enterprises of all types that together impact the lives of millions.

  • GSBI Boost “Train-the-trainers” sessions help mission-aligned organizations apply Silicon Valley’s culture of innovation to social enterprises in their geographies and sectors.
  • Fr. Phil Cooke, our Jesuit in-residence, is bringing an innovative, entrepreneurial spirit to Catholic social justice projects. He is combining the powerful Catholic vision of service to the poor with the proven GSBI methodology to effect real change.
  • At the meeting of our GSBI Network, now numbering more than 22 universities and organizations, working groups on impact measurement, capacity development, and early-stage innovation formed. The Network shares best practices to scale collective impact. 

The theme of this year’s Skoll World Forum in Oxford is ‘Belief’; our GSBI and Impact Capital leaders will join other delegates from the social, finance, private, and public sectors.  We believe that the Silicon Valley start-up experience we offer can help social entrepreneurs eradicate poverty. We believe that unlocking innovative investment strategies can serve those who need funds the most. And, we believe our students are the next generation of change agents who will help make it happen.
On April 30th, we are hosting Magis, an evening to celebrate the social enterprise movement and honor Lisa and Charly Kleissner of KL Felicitas Foundation and Matt Flannery of Kiva.  We hope to see you there to share in the joy of social entrepreneurship.
We are committed to openly sharing our experience and methods for accelerating global impact. Reach out to us to join our network and circle of friends!

Dr. Thane Kreiner 
Executive Director of the Center for Science, Technology, and Society
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Three Inspiring Social Entrepreneurs

Meet Three Inspiring Social Entrepreneurs

Executive director Thane Kreiner visits three social enterprises and GSBI alumni in Mexico.
GSBI Mentor

Redesigning Nation Building

"Concern turned into excitement." A GSBI Mentor travels to Nicaragua to present GSBI Boost to local social entrepreneurs.
Holly and Matt

The Road Less Traveled

"The monsoon rains were coming down hard as I meandered through the muddy streets of a village on the outskirts of Bangalore. After visiting four clothing factories, I was frustrated..."
Two student Fellows tell tales of their research in India.

Enabling a Multiplier Effect

We are partnering with the eBay Foundation and Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves to train others to strengthen social entrepreneurs.
Father Phil

Dedicate My Whole Entire Life to the Poor

Father Phil, Jesuit in-residence, fulfills the dream that welled up for him in high school, that is, to dedicate it all to the poor.
GSBI Network

A Meeting of the Minds in Mexico 

The GSBI Network convenes in Mexico to share best practices. GSBI program manager, Hallie Noble, shares the experience.
Drinkwell photo

Is GSBI Online Right for You?

Are you a social enterprise looking to strengthen your organization by working with a Silicon Valley executive mentor? Check out the profiles from the last GSBI Online cohort and apply for the next cohort by April 27th.
We Share Solar

We Share Solar

Santa Clara University's Center for Professional Development is collaborating with We Care Solar, GSBI Alumni 2010, to offer the We Share Solar program to teachers in Silicon Valley on August 4th and 5th. The purpose of the program is to promote stem education by lighting orphanages, schools, and community centers.

Upcoming Events: 

4/30  You're invited to the Magis gala at Santa Clara University.

5/20 Save the date for our students' Research with a Mission Open House and Expo from 2:15 - 4:15pm at Locatelli Center.

8/20 Save the date for the Investor Showcase, when the 2015 GSBI Accelerator cohort will make their case for investment. Email if interested.

Your Support: 

Make a donation today to help alleviate poverty through social entrepreneurship. We are so thankful. 
Support Us

You are Invited to Magis! 

Join us on April 30th as we honor three extraordinary individuals - Charly and Lisa Kleissner of KL Felicitas Foundation and Matt Flannery of Kiva- at our benefit dinner. Learn more and register

Announcements From the World of Social Enterprise: 

  • A 2013 GSBI Online alumni, Educate Girls, won the Skoll Foundation's Award for Social Entrepreneurship. Each awardee receives a $1.25 million, three-year core support investment to scale their work and increase their impact. Safeena Husain founded Educate Girls to ensure that girls in India’s most marginalized rural communities are able to achieve their full potential. 
  • Two GSBI Alumni, Solar Sister and SalaUno, are named 2015 Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneurs of the Year. Congratulations! 
  • The United Nations Climate Change Secretariat launched the 2015 Momentum for Change, which shines a light on the most innovative, scalable and replicable examples of what people are doing to tackle climate change. Apply by April 24th.
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