Funds $ 25K per team
Takes 7% equity
Markets Agriculture Education Energy Finance Food +20
Impact Engine is a 16-week accelerator program that supports for-profit businesses addressing today’s societal and environmental challenges. We empower entrepreneurs, mentors, and investors to make a collective impact on society by applying smart business principles to the world’s greatest problems.

If accepted, startups receive:

Seed Funding - $25,000 of upfront cash

Super Mentors - Access to a dedicated mentor who will meet with you for one to three hours a week during the course of the program. Our Super Mentor pool includes top entrepreneurs such as Chuck Templeton (OpenTable), Sam Yagan (Ok Cupid), and Mike Evans (GrubHub).

Extensive Network - One-on-one mentorship from experienced entrepreneurs, investors, and thought leaders.

Workshops + Seminars - Get equipped with effective tools and best practices for running an impact company. Every week we bring in speakers and educators to teach you about the fundamentals of starting an impact business.

Demo Day - Showcase your...
Impact Engine is a 16-week accelerator program that supports for-profit businesses addressing today’s societal and environmental challenges. We empower entrepreneurs, mentors, and investors to make a collective impact on society by applying smart business principles to the world’s greatest problems.

If accepted, startups receive:

Seed Funding - $25,000 of upfront cash

Super Mentors - Access to a dedicated mentor who will meet with you for one to three hours a week during the course of the program. Our Super Mentor pool includes top entrepreneurs such as Chuck Templeton (OpenTable), Sam Yagan (Ok Cupid), and Mike Evans (GrubHub).

Extensive Network - One-on-one mentorship from experienced entrepreneurs, investors, and thought leaders.

Workshops + Seminars - Get equipped with effective tools and best practices for running an impact company. Every week we bring in speakers and educators to teach you about the fundamentals of starting an impact business.

Demo Day - Showcase your company to hundreds of community and business leaders at the program’s capstone event in January.

Co-Working Space - Free office space in downtown Chicago. You’ll be amid the city’s startup community, with easy access to professional services, public transit, Chicago culture, and more.

Fundraising Support - As you approach potential funders after Demo Day, we’ll be there to guide you through the hard and time-consuming process of fundraising.

Brand Awareness - Your company will receive increased recognition through Impact Engine’s community events, press outreach, and marketing efforts.

Awesome Experience - Sixteen weeks with us won’t be easy. You won’t sleep. You’ll get frustrated. And you’ll work your ass off. But it will all be worthwhile—just ask our graduates. In addition to all the pain, we can promise lots of laughs, a free beer (or two), and new friendships with some of the smartest folks around.

Find out more by visiting www.theimpactengine.com/program
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