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Calling All Civic-Centered Ventures! Apply to the Points of Light Accelerator

by Ryan Waller

The Points of Light Civic Accelerator “CivicX” is the first national accelerator program and investment fund in the country focused on “civic ventures” — for-profit and nonprofit early stage ventures that include people as part of the solution to critical social problems. The 10-week, boot camp-style program convenes 10-15 teams in person and online with the goal of equipping each venture to seek investments and scale their social innovation.

The application deadline is February 26.

The Spring 2016 Civic Accelerator – a 10-week entrepreneur boot camp and investment fund – will accelerate innovative, scalable ventures that increase opportunities for the underserved, underbanked and underemployed through:

  • Financial Services
  • Tech Tools
  • Digital Skills
  • Financial Literacy
  • Access

Some of the topics covered during the program include:

  • Think Like an Investor
  • Customer Acquisition and Validation
  • Marketing / Materials Boot Camp
  • HR / Staffing / Team Building
  • Fundraising
  • Measurement and Evaluation
  • Technology and Social Media
  • Pitch Practice
  • How to Mobilize Individuals

The Problem:
Since 2008, the economic recovery in the U.S. has gained momentum for many, yet financial security remains out of reach for low-income families, young adults, and ethnic and racial minorities. In today’s economy, digital skills and financial literacy are essential to reaching financial stability, obtaining living wage employment, and achieving economic mobility. And traditional models are failing to close the gap.

Is your venture solving some of these problems? Apply now.

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