USC hosts Boost and Online Accelerator programs
Santa Clara University through its Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship (www.scu-social-entrepreneurship.org/gsbi), in partnership with USC-Center for Social Entrepreneurship (CSE) and the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation, Inc., conducted a training for Boost and Online Accelerator mentors last January 28, 2019 at the University of San Carlos Banquet Hall.
Facilitators were Andy Lieberman and Jeff Pilisuk of the Miller Center-Global Social Benefit Institute (GSBI) with Bret Waters, a lecturer at Stanford University teaching entrepreneurship and innovation. Waters has been mentoring social enterprises for more than ten years, volunteering at the Miller Center to help entrepreneurs develop, refine, and scale innovative new ventures with emphasis on women's economic development and global climate resilience.
The five-day program kicked off with the mentor training, followed by a two-day Boost Accelerator Program for micro-small and small enterprises and a one-day Online Accelerator Program for identified social enterprises, namely Organique, GEMS, Fishers and Changemakers, Que Alegre Organic Farm, and Pestales Agriculture Cooperative.
This third leg of technology transfer from Miller Center was capped by a planning session with SBE partners headed by Dean Dr. Melanie B. De Ocampo last February 1, 2019. Next week, the GSBI Team with SBE will visit discovery partners in Manila to further develop the envisioned social entrepreneurship ecosystem in the Visayas and Mindanao.
by Allan O. Gozon, SBE Center for Social Entrepreneurship
Tags: Business and Economics