Do you have a social enterprise that aims to create a positive impact on the world? Are you seeking guidance, mentorship, and support to scale your venture? Look no further! The Miller Centre for Social Entrepreneurship Accelerator Program is here to help you transform your vision into a reality. This prestigious program, offered by Santa Clara University’s Miller Center, is designed to provide social entrepreneurs with the necessary tools and resources to scale their impact and create lasting change. Let’s dive in and learn more about this incredible opportunity.
The Miller Centre for Social Entrepreneurship Accelerator Program is sponsored by Santa Clara University’s Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship, a renowned institution dedicated to promoting social entrepreneurship and fostering innovative solutions to global challenges. The Miller Center believes in the power of social enterprises to create sustainable and scalable impact, and this accelerator program is a testament to that vision.
To be eligible for the Miller Centre Accelerator Program, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Have a minimum viable product (MVP) or service that addresses the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
- Demonstrate a sustainable and scalable business model.
- Be committed to participating in the full duration of the 6-month program.
- In operation for a minimum of one year, with products/services being provided to clients.
- Employs a minimum of three full-time, paid staff members (or the equivalent).
- Generates a yearly earned income of at least $20,000 USD (or the equivalent in local currency) and is not solely reliant on donations or grants.
- Possesses a cash runway of at least three months.
Participating in the Miller Centre Accelerator Program offers a myriad of benefits to social entrepreneurs, including:
- Mentorship: Receive customized guidance and mentorship from experienced Silicon Valley executives who understand the unique challenges of running a social enterprise
- Capacity Building: Learn vital skills and best practices to improve your business model, impact measurement, and financial sustainability
- Networking: Connect with a global network of fellow social entrepreneurs, impact investors, and industry leaders, creating invaluable opportunities for collaboration and growth
- Showcase Event: Present your venture to potential investors, partners, and supporters at the program’s culminating showcase event
- Access to Resources: Gain access to a wealth of resources, including templates, tools, and research, to support your enterprise’s growth and success
Prizes and Awards:
While the Miller Centre Accelerator Program does not offer direct monetary awards, the benefits mentioned above, such as mentorship, networking, and capacity building, are invaluable resources that can significantly accelerate the growth and impact of your social enterprise.
Submission and Application Requirements:
To apply, social entrepreneurs must complete an online application form, which includes the following submission and application requirements:
- Basic organization and contact information
- A brief description of the social or environmental issue being addressed
- Information about the product or service offered
- An overview of the target market and customer segments
- Details on the organization’s revenue model and financial sustainability
- A summary of the team’s qualifications and expertise
- A high-ranking executive, such as a CEO, Executive Director, or Managing Director.
- Proficient in the English language.
- Possesses stable and dependable internet connectivity.
- Able to commit to the program’s 6-month duration, with an average time investment of 4-6 hours per week.
The application deadlines for the Miller Centre Accelerator Program vary depending on the cohort. The deadline to apply for June 2023 Cohort is March 31st, 2023. To stay updated on the latest deadlines and program details, visit the Miller Center’s website and sign up for their newsletter.
The Miller Centre for Social Entrepreneurship Accelerator Program is an exceptional opportunity for social entrepreneurs who are passionate about creating sustainable and scalable impact. By providing comprehensive mentorship, capacity building, networking, and access to resources, this program can help you take your social enterprise to new heights. If you believe in the power of social entrepreneurship to change the world, don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to unleash your venture’s full potential. Apply now and embark on a transformative journey towards social impact
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