This Sunday is the 88th Academy Awards - #Oscars in Twitter speak - the world’s biggest night in entertainment. Most years, I enjoy watching the Oscars from the comfort of a friend’s couch. But this year, I’ve been invited to join our good friends at PwC to attend “Putting Purpose on the Red Carpet,” their viewing party and red carpet event in Los Angeles to raise awareness on how purpose can drive powerful storytelling.
Are you running a startup working to answer this question: How might we accelerate technology adoption and financial inclusion for all to succeed in the digital economy? The Points of Light Civic Accelerator can help. The program is now seeking applications from for-profit and nonprofit early-stage ventures.
The commitment of startups to social issues gets to the heart of why Points of Light created the Civic Accelerator. The program launched in the fall of 2012 with the intention of building new civic solutions: finding new ways people are leveraging technology and using their time, talent, money/purchasing power and voice to drive change.
A San Francisco company that teaches people how to raise money and a Chicago nonprofit that brings science, technology, engineering and math education (STEM) to students in low-income neighborhoods, were chosen by their peers to receive $50,000 each at the close of the spring 2014 Points of Light Civic Accelerator. Check out these innovative startups.