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 & Supported
500K+
Indivisuals served by portfolio ventures
100%
of founders report increase in startup skills & business fundamentals

Why CivicX

EDUCATION
Curriculum from industry experts on revenue generation, funding strategies, and customer acquisition.
PEER LEARNING
Work and learn from entrepreneurs from around the country.
MENTORS AND NETWORKS
Connections to impact investors, business leaders, social enterprises and strategic partners.
INVESTMENT
The two most promising ventures each receive a $50,000 investment as determined by the cohort.

2012 - 2015 Impact Report

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Jehiel Oliver
Hello Tractor
Founder

“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
Mission Propelle
Co-founder

“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
Smallify
Founder

“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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