Impact Investors Size Up Global Social Enterprises Thursday, Aug. 18, at Santa Clara University

SANTA CLARA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#climateresilience–Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship:

WHAT:

 

2016 Investor Showcase, Miller Center for Social
Entrepreneurship’s Global Social Benefit Institute (GSBI®)
Accelerator program

WHO:

14 social entrepreneurs, addressing climate change and the status of
poor women in Latin America, Africa, Asia, India, and North America.
They are working to solve problems ranging from impure water and
unemployed youth to farming droughts and life-threatening childbirth.
 

◦ 63 Silicon Valley mentors

◦ 300 impact investors, including business experts and
philanthropists

 

WHY:

Entrepreneurs seek investments to grow their successful, social
benefit startups. The social enterprises and the countries they
represent include:
 

• Egypt, Alashanek
ya Balady Association for Sustainable Development

• Rwanda, Uganda, Burundi, Kenya, All
Across Africa

• India, Bangladesh, China, Mexico, Brazil, Ethiopia, Awaaz.De

• Mexico, Cántaro
Azul

• India, Kenya, Bangladesh, CareNx

• Africa, Asia, Latin America, engageSPARK

• Ghana, Sierra Leone, Cameroon, Malawi, Nigeria, Farmerline

• Myanmar, Koe
Koe Tech

• Kenya, Livelyhoods

• India, USA, Noora
Health

• Uganda, Kenya, Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania, NUCAFE

• India, Pollinate
Energy

• Panama, Nicaragua, Solubrite

• Kenya, Vava
Coffee

 

WHEN:

Thursday, Aug. 18, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., followed by lunch

WHERE:

Santa Clara University (SCU) Recital Hall, 400 El Camino Real, Santa
Clara, CA 95053

AGENDA:

• 9:30 a.m.: Registration

• 10:00 a.m.: Welcome remarks from Thane Kreiner, Ph.D., executive
director, Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship

• 10:25 a.m.: Social benefit business pitches (6 minutes each)

• 12:30 p.m.: Lunch and networking

 

REGISTER:

gsbi@scu.edu or (408) 832-0147
for media only

DETAILS:

GSBI
Accelerator website

NEWS LINK:

http://bit.ly/2aUOViA

B-ROLL:

Available on YouTube at the Miller
Center for Social Entrepreneurship
channel

STREAM:

Event will be livestreamed at www.scu.edu/investorshowcase

SPONSOR:

Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship is one of three Centers of
Distinction at Santa Clara University. Miller Center accelerates
global, innovation-based entrepreneurship in service to humanity.

BACKSTORY:

The Investor Showcase is the mid-term milestone of a 10-month
program between Silicon Valley mentors and social entrepreneurs
enrolled in the GSBI Accelerator program.
 

Contacts

Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship
Pat Haines, 408-551-7118
phaines@scu.edu
or
Martell
Communications for Miller Center
Colleen Martell, 408-832-0147
cmartell@martellpr.com

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