The Civic Accelerator

The Points of Light Civic Accelerator is the first national accelerator program and investment fund in the country focused on "civic ventures" -- for-profit and nonprofit startups that include people as part of the solution to critical social problems. The three month, boot camp-style program convenes 10-15 teams in person and online with the goal of equipping each startup to seek investments and scale their social innovation. Visit to learn more.

  • Peer Support and Networking

    Take Advantage of Peer Support and Networking

  • Brand Awareness and Credibility

    Align Your Venture With Leading Businesses and Organizations

What people are saying

“The Civic Accelerator enabled Hello Tractor to build deep connections with likeminded peers and mentors as part of a network to help us grow and succeed.”
-- Jehiel Oliver, Founder, Hello Tractor

“The Civic Accelerator team delivers great value to investors. Their innovative and rigorous boot camp significantly upgrades both the business models of the ventures and the management competencies of the entrepreneurs. The result is a portfolio of investment ready civic ventures. We've already invested in one venture and look forward to investing in more."
-- Dave Viotti, Executive Director the Westly Foundation



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