CIVIC ACCELERATOR | WHAT WE DO

The Points of Light Civic Accelerator is the first startup accelerator program focused on “civic ventures” – enterprises that inspire, equip and mobilize people to create positive change.

We’re looking for our 5th group of impact entrepreneurs to take part in the Civic Accelerator program, a 12-week boot camp dedicated to boosting early-stage ventures that are creating greater, more accessible pathways to economic opportunity in communities across the U.S.

Together with our founding partners, the PwC Charitable Foundation and the Starbucks Foundation, and SAP and the Committee for Children and Hilton Worldwide, the Points of Light Civic Accelerator is seeking innovative social ventures that are working to create greater, more accessible pathways to economic opportunity in communities across the U.S.

WHAT WE PROVIDE

We help social entrepreneurs launch successful, innovative solutions to our nation’s most intractable problems by capitalizing on three powerful trends in the world today:

Social Entrepreneurship + Civic Engagement + Accelerator Models


connections.jpgEDUCATION Training from industry experts on fundraising, startup engineering, marketing and scaling an early-stage venture
education.jpgPEER LEARNING The chance to work closely with and learn from a peer group of entrepreneurs from across the country
investment.jpgMENTORING Support from an elite group of experienced entrepreneurs, impact investors, business and community leaders
mentoring.jpgCONNECTIONS Access to a growing national network of investors, companies and strategic partners that can help ventures grow
peerlearning.jpgINVESTMENT The two most promising teams receive a $50,000 investment each, as selected by the entrepreneurs themselves

 

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT AT WORK

To best understand our view of civic engagement, we have included three well-known organizations who all leverage people as a core part of their solution:

Civic Accelerator

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