The GSBI is the signature program of the Center for Science, Technology, and Society at Santa Clara University. The mission of the Center is to accelerate global, innovation-based entrepreneurship in service to humanity. For a decade, the GSBI has helped mission-driven enterprises build, sustain, and increase the reach and impact of their businesses. Collectively, alumni of the program have provided essential products and services to an estimated 74 million underserved people worldwide. GSBI is currently funded in part by a grant from the Skoll Foundation, corporate gifts from Applied Materials, and individual donors.
GSBI Silicon Valley focuses on organizations which have demonstrated the ability to create significant social impact and to conduct financially sustainable operations. 10-15 applicants will receive scholarships valued at $25,000 for GSBI 2013, and join a program that will last from May through December and will consist of online, mentored exercises, and a 9-day in-residence program (August 15-23, 2013) which are designed to create an investment-ready, fundable plan for scaling the organization.