Atlanta’s own Points of Light completed its inaugural Civic Accelerator cohort in February. It was a 12-week program that included a seed investment of $10,000, bootcamp-style workshops on effective startup development, week-long gatherings around the U.S., and hands-on mentoring sessions with industry leaders.
The program culminated in a Pitch Night attended by 200+ investors, entrepreneurs, foundations, and corporate executives at Hub Seattle. Additionally, at the end of the program two ventures, Generation Citizen and UBELONG, were selected by their peer entrepreneurs to receive an additional $50,000 investment each.
Points of Light, in partnership with Village Capital and supported by PWC and Starbucks, established the program with the belief that the most promising innovations come from entrepreneurs who are willing to apply their talent and tenancy to “do good”.
Currently, they are actively looking for exceptional U.S.-based entrepreneurs who are launching for-profit or nonprofit ventures for their next Cohort, which lasts from May-July 2013. The application deadline is March 18, so you’d better hurry. Anyone interested can apply by going here and hitting the “Apply Now” button.
This is some exciting stuff – if you want to change the world through entrepreneurship, definitely check it out.