Funds $ 50K per team
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The Points of Light Civic Accelerator invests in and supports early stage social ventures. In our continuing commitment to experiment and refine our model, our Spring 2015 program will convene the most innovative ventures across the country focused around a common challenge.

Spring 2015 Challenge: How might we create greater opportunities for women and girls to succeed in today’s economy?

Together with the PwC Charitable Foundation and the Starbucks Foundation, the Civic Accelerator is seeking innovative social ventures that are designing solutions to society’s most intractable social issues with a gender lens. By designing products and services with a gender lens and inclusivity in mind, we can mitigate the barriers that affect women’s abilities to succeed and participate fully in today’s economy.

Read the full challenge brief at www.civic-x.org.

How it works:

Over an 8-week period, 10-15 teams will convene for three, 4 day-long sessions in Atlanta, Seattle, and Washington...
The Points of Light Civic Accelerator invests in and supports early stage social ventures. In our continuing commitment to experiment and refine our model, our Spring 2015 program will convene the most innovative ventures across the country focused around a common challenge.

Spring 2015 Challenge: How might we create greater opportunities for women and girls to succeed in today’s economy?

Together with the PwC Charitable Foundation and the Starbucks Foundation, the Civic Accelerator is seeking innovative social ventures that are designing solutions to society’s most intractable social issues with a gender lens. By designing products and services with a gender lens and inclusivity in mind, we can mitigate the barriers that affect women’s abilities to succeed and participate fully in today’s economy.

Read the full challenge brief at www.civic-x.org.

How it works:

Over an 8-week period, 10-15 teams will convene for three, 4 day-long sessions in Atlanta, Seattle, and Washington D.C to connect to and validate new customers, elevate their brands, pitch in front of new audiences, and continually refine their business models. The Civic Accelerator curriculum is based on the principles of the "lean" start-up, design-thinking, and rapid experimentation.

In between the 3 sessions, teams will work in peer groups and with their mentors to , test and validate customer segments, achieve important seed stage milestones, and apply skills and tools learned in the accelerator in their home markets.

At the end of the program, the two most promising teams (one for-profit and one nonprofit) will receive a $50K investment with a twist - the teams themselves ultimately decide who will receive the investment.

Applicants should confirm their eligibility before applying - www.pointsoflight.org/civic-incubator/civic-accelerator-eligibility

For spring 2015 dates and locations, please visit our visit out website - www.pointsoflight.org/civic-incubator/civic-accelerator-schedule

Questions? Email Megan at mchristenson@pointsoflight.org
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