If you're a social entrepreneur, the Global Social Benefit Incubator (GSBI) program wants to consider you for its 2010 all-expenses-paid course on how to create a business plan for a sustainable, scalable project that will connect with donors and other investors. The deadline for applying for the mostly distance-learning program is Friday, Jan. 15.
Development Marketplace finalists especially will want to consider applying to GSBI. Leonardo Rosario of the Philippines, a DM2009 finalist winner, received this invitation from GSBI:
“Dear Leonardo, Because of your recognition by World Bank’s Development Marketplace, it is my pleasure to invite your application for the 2010 Global Social Benefit Incubator (GSBI™).
Nnaemeka Ikegwuonu of Nigeria, who was also a winner at DM2009, says: "As an alumni of this program I highly recommend it for social entrepreneurs and other interested development professionals."
The first step in the application is a "value proposition" exercise where potential participants describe their organization and "articulate why the target customer/beneficiary will 'choose to buy' or 'consume' your product or service offering(s) over other alternatives. (Note: the alternative may be 'non-consumption')."
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