Introducing the Spring 2017 Civic Accelerator!

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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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Fall2016 || Cohort 8

Congratulations to the graduated Fall’16 Class!

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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.

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Graduated Ventures

200+

Entrepreneurs Trained and Supported

397,000+

Individuals mobilized (lending time, talent, voice and money) by portfolio ventures

99%

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

100%

Of founders report increase in startup skills & business fundamentals

Why CivicX

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EDUCATION

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

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PEER LEARNING

Work and learn from entrepreneurs from around the country

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MENTORS AND NETWORKS

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

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INVESTMENT

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

2012 - 2015 Impact Report

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What They're Saying

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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.” 

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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.”

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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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Blog

Stay up to date with the latest Civic Accelerator program and alumni news in addition to helpful social entpreneurship resources.

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Experience Hiring Differently with Skill Scout

Each week, the Civic Accelerator blog features an entrepreneur from our growing portfolio of more than 100 startups to share their “ah-ha” moments, trials, and successes in launching and running a…

February 9, 2017

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Sponsors

Special thanks to our sponsors, supporters and partners.

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Find Us

Reach out and say hello, we'd love to hear from you and the 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