The Civic Accelerator program has been broken into four key phases, with entrepreneurs coming from key geographic hubs from within the U.S. We are a national model that includes local mentors and programming in markets where our entrepreneurs and ventures are based.
The entire cohort (10-12 teams of two to three people each) will convene at key times during the program (opening retreat, mid-program retreat and showcase event), with weekly group meetings setup in regional hubs during off weeks.
Some of the topics covered during the program include:
- Think Like an Investor
- Customer Acquisition and Validation
- Marketing / Materials Boot Camp
- HR / Staffing / Team Building
- Measurement and Evaluation
- Technology and Social Media
- Pitch Practice
- How to Mobilize Individuals
The Civic Accelerator is a partnership between Points of Light and Village Capital.
For more information on the Village Capital program model, which is being used as the foundation for the program.