Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship

Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship

The Miller Center uses the language of Silicon Valley innovation and entrepreneurship to train, accelerate, and unlock funding for social entrepreneurs solving the problems of poverty around the world. A team of Silicon Valley leaders, mentors, and students accompany entrepreneurs, delivering proven methodologies and programs that help them build viable and sustainable businesses. Entrepreneurs emerge more investment ready and more able to grow their impact.

At a Glance

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Organization Type

  • University/Academia


500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA  95053, USA

T : 408-551-3135
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Organization Mission

to accelerate global, innovation-based entrepreneurship in service to humanity


Area of Focus

The Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship contains three program areas:

1) The Global Social Benefit Institute (GSBI®) believes that scaling social enterprises provides an exit from poverty for people worldwide.The GSBI uses a business model-centric methodology to accelerate social entrepreneurs through a suite of online and in-person programs, and a network of partners. We deliver practice-based learning, matched to the development stage of each social entrepreneur, and integrated with in-depth, extended mentoring by Silicon Valley executives.

2) The Impact Capital department engages with the impact investing community to learn, lead, and deliver insights back to social entrepreneurs, investors and students. It works to unlock additional flows of investment capital for social enterprises by actively demonstrating success with impact investing, financial innovation, and educational products.

3) The Education and Action Research department creates learning opportunities that deeply engage the social enterprise movement and provide practical research. Other universities chiefly teach social enterprise principles and work locally. We work on campus and in the developing world with mid-stage social enterprises to provide practice-based learning and action research projects that deliver a positive impact.