Startup Accelerator

Our Startup Accelerator helps startups, businesses, and nonprofits currently in the idea or development phase to acquire their first paying customers or launch a pilot. Our Startup Accelerator offers four tracks based on your industry: food, water, health, and education.

At the start of the program, Propeller and your mentor start with a personalized assessment to identify your needs and goals. We use the Lean Startup Methodology to challenge our entrepreneurs to refine their business models through market research, hypothesis testing and customer validation. Interested? Sign up here, and we'll reach out with more information.

Startup Accelerator Program Overview Download File
Startup Accelerator Application Download File

Key Dates

Program Dates: September 8, 2018 – December 15, 2018

* Priority Applicant Deadline: June 24, 2018

Final Application Deadline: July 22, 2018

* We strongly encourage entrepreneurs to apply before the Priority Applicant Deadline. Applications submitted prior to the Priority Applicant Deadline will receive preference and it is possible that all spots will be filled from applications submitted before the early deadline.

Program Eligibility

  1. Social Impact: You have identified a disparity in food, water, health or education.
  2. Sustainability: Your nonprofit or business presents a compelling solution with a sustainable revenue stream.
  3. Early-Stage: Your nonprofit or business is either pre-revenue, early revenue, or an established business piloting a new product or service that meets the above criteria.

Success Story

RePurpose Food Co.

RePurpose Food Co.

RePurpose Food Co. is a New Orleans-based business that uses reclaimed produce to make nutritious, affordable baby food at low or no cost to underserved communities.

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