Applications Due for Impact Accelerator: Startup Track
Early-stage social entrepreneurs are encouraged to apply to Propeller's Startup Accelerator program. Get the resources you need to turn your idea into a tested and viable solution!
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Friday, July 8, 2016
Propeller is currently accepting applications for its Startup Accelerator, a sector-based 12-week intensive program, specifically designed to connect early-stage social entrepreneurs with the resources they need to turn their ideas into tested and viable solutions. One-on-one executive mentorship, access to high-level networks, peer-to-peer learning, pro bono resources, and free office space, are just some of the benefits of being a Propeller Impact Venture.
Propeller’s Startup Accelerator targets those companies or organizations that are currently in the idea, pilot or development phase of their product and/or service. During the program, participating ventures will be working towards launching their pilot and/ or acquiring their first paying customers and revenue.
Propeller drives systemic change within four issue areas: water, food access, educational equity (ages 0-24), and health. For each sector, Propeller will prioritize solutions that specifically address the following issues:
• Water: Coastal restoration, urban water retention and quality, Maritime industries and ports, and fisheries
• Food Security: Access, affordability, and consumption of healthy foods for underserved communities (healthy food retail, school food, markets); local food economy (local distribution, aggregation, processing, farm to school)
• Educational Equity (Ages 0-24): (Ages 0-24): Systems and supports in early childhood (high quality early childcare facilities), K-12 (transportation, chronic absenteeism, suspension/dropout rates, wraparound services) and “Opportunity Youth” (workforce development)
• Healthcare: Access, affordability, and chronic diseases for at-risk and underserved populations (child/maternal health, STD/STIs, health insurance utilization, transportation, wraparound services, medication, referral services, health clinics, mental health, dental, continuity in primary care)
Applications are due on July 8, 2016 at 11:59pm CST.