SAI cofounder is visiting Silicon Valley in February 2019 to present SAI model and interact with potential investors on scaling SAI’s operation in Africa. SAI has been supporting four social entrepreneurs in South Africa, Uganda and Ghana to replicate its agro-forestry model since 2017. SAI cofounder has been selected in 2018 for GSBI Accelerator program and received intense online mentoring support from two well experienced mentors. As part of the Accelerator program, SAI cofounder will be attending the in-residence program.
The GSBI® accelerator is Miller Center’s signature program which is centered around a 10-day in-residence boot camp and pitch session at Santa Clara University, and also includes 10 months of virtual mentoring and online support. Miller Center provides investment facilitation support by connecting social entrepreneurs to robust network of investors in the impact ecosystem, including grant funders, drawing upon our rich database of over 500 impact investor organizations and active relationships within the investment community. Miller Center connects these SEs with seasoned, executive mentors who help them to develop the operational excellence and investment readiness required to scale the impact. More information at https://www.scu-social-entrepreneurship.org/accelerator-1/