Elevator is a 12-week accelerator program for startups that create social impact, powered by Flywheel Social Enterprise Hub. Elevator is designed to not only help you develop a sustainable business model, but also prepare you to seek capital investments for your social enterprise. Our fourth cohort will kick off in October 2019 and pitch their businesses at Demo Day in February 2020.
What are we looking for in an Elevator applicant ?
First and foremost, we seek businesses that create social impact in the Greater Cincinnati region – whether it’s through the product or service they provide, the people they employ, or the way they increase diversity of leadership in the startup ecosystem. We also look for …
• Market validation: companies should enter the accelerator generating revenue, or with strong evidence of customer development to demonstrate a significant market need
• Strong team: don’t go it alone! We seek teams, rather than solo founders, to maximize companies’ capacity for engagement with the program
• On-site presence: founder teams will commit to spending time at Union Hall at least three days per week during the accelerator