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Points of Light Accelerator Welcomes Spring 2016 Civic X Cohort

by Ryan Waller

The Points of Light Civic Accelerator is a national program that supports and invests in early stage “civic ventures” that are solving challenging social issues, invites you to an evening of networking and innovation as we introduce our Spring 2016 class.

RSVP for networking, food and drinks!

In this (friendly) shark-tank style event, the newest class of the Civic Accelerator will present how they are accelerating technology adoption & financial inclusion for all to succeed in the digital economy while you – the audience – challenge each team to think bigger and better. Join in for networking, food and drinks!

Thursday, April 14, 2016
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

ATDC || Hodges Room
75 5th Street NW, 3rd Floor
Atlanta, Ga 30308

The teams:

  • Autism Expressed (Philadelphia, PA, For-profit) is a learning platform teaching marketable skills to empower individuals with disabilities like autism.
  • Benefit Kitchen (Brooklyn, NY, For-profit) is a benefit screening and financial literacy tool that provides to-the-dollar eligibility information to low-income families who need help making ends meet.
  • Credit Do (New York, NY, Nonprofit) is on a mission to deliver the first debt-free generation and aims to break the cycle of financial exclusion specific to youth’s patterns with credit cards, work opportunity and affordability of college.
  • eCredable (Alpharetta, GA, For-profit) connects consumers without credit to affordable financial services from mainstream providers.
  • EveryoneOn (Washington D.C., Nonprofit) aims to eliminate the digital divide by making high-speed, low-cost Internet, computers, and free digital literacy training accessible to all unconnected Americans.
  • HT Mobile Apps (Detroit, MI, For-profit) is a FinTech company that creates software to help financial institutions stay relevant and fun.
  • LaborX (Oakland, CA, For-profit) is the LinkedIn for the LinkedOut, connecting high need populations with living wage jobs.
  • LearnLux (Boston, MA, For-Profit) helps Millennials learn personal finance skills through online learning tools and connects them to the resources they need to take action.
  • Live It To Learn It (Chicago, IL, Nonprofit) combines financial literacy classes with access to relevant financial services through the first ever teen credit union, Money Locker.
  • New York On Tech (New York, NY, Nonprofit) is committed to creating pathways into the technology industry for underrepresented students.
  • Operation Spark (New Orleans, LA, Nonprofit) rapidly prepares low opportunity individuals for careers in software development through immersive training.
  • PYT Funds (Silver Springs, MD, For-profit) is a debt reduction model for student loans. By using predictive data to assess risk, PYT is able to fund the gap for education at a lower interest rate.
  • TechCongress (San Francisco, CA, Nonprofit) is building a 21st century Congress with technology talent, training and ideas.



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