Spring 2018 Civic Accelerator

How might we advance digital inclusion and 21st-century tech skills for all to succeed in the innovation economy?

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Spring 2017 || Cohort 9

Congratulations to the graduated Spring ’17 Class!

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Celebrating 5 years of Accelerating Civic Innovation

Get to know the 100 amazing social enterprises we’ve helped accelerate.

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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.


Graduated Ventures


Entrepreneurs Trained and Supported


Individuals served by portfolio ventures


Average increase in earned revenue and capital in first year of acceleration


Of founders report increase in startup skills & business fundamentals

Why CivicX


Curriculum from industry experts on revenue generation, funding strategies, and customer acquisition


Work and learn from entrepreneurs from around the country


Connections to impact investors, business leaders, social enterprises and strategic partners


Two most promising ventures each receive a $50,000 investment

2012 - 2015 Impact Report

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What They're Saying

Jehiel Oliver, Founder, Hello Tractor

“The Civic Accelerator enabled Hello Tractor to build deep connections with likeminded peers and mentors as part of a network to help us grow and succeed.” 

Annie Warshaw, Co-founder, Mission Propelle

“The Civic Accelerator, along with our cohort members and mentors, helped push us to clarify our message, open ourselves to critical feedback, and forge strategic goals that will propel our business forward. We are incredibly grateful for the diversity in our cohort and support of the CivicX team.”

Dave Viotti, Founder, Smallify

“The Civic Accelerator team delivers great value to investors. Their innovative and rigorous boot camp significantly upgrades both the business models of the ventures and the management competencies of the entrepreneurs. The result is a portfolio of investment ready civic ventures. We’ve already invested in one venture and look forward to investing in more.” 

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Veterans Solutions Lab

Introducing The Veterans Solutions Lab!

We Are Looking for Innovators with Solutions for Our Veterans Veterans and their families face unique challenges in America. More than 50 percent of veterans experience a period of unemployment upon t…

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Reach out and say hello, we'd love to hear from you and learn about the problems you're solving.  Wondering if CivicX is the right Accelerator for your venture? Email Megan at mchristenson (at) pointsoflight.org

Points of Light

600 Means St. Suite 210

Atlanta, GA 30318

e: civicx (at) pointsoflight.org

t: @civicacceleratr