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CivicX Impact Report 2012 – 2018

Points of Light’s Civic Accelerator was founded in 2012 to help entrepreneurs launch innovative and scalable social ventures that engage people to solve complex social and environmental issues.

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Entrepreneurs
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Legal Structure Percentage

  • Nonprofit
  • For-profit
  • Hybrid
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Impact Sector Percentage

  • Civic Tech
  • Economy/Community Development
  • Education/Youth Development
  • Gender Equity
  • Digital/Financial Inclusion
  • Workforce Development
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Venture Financial Success

On average, during their year of acceleration, ventures in the Civic Accelerator experience significant increases in earned revenue and contributed capital.

Total revenue generated by portfolio ventures to-date

$94.8 M

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Increase in Earned Revenue
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Increase in Philanthropic Revenue
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Increase in For- profit Investment

Deeper Look: Growth Among Participants v. Nonparticipants

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*Data as of July 2016, collected by the Entrepreneurship Database program at Emory University Semi-Annual Social Enterprise Impact Survey. 54 selected and unselected ventures surveyed from Cohort 8.

Our Social Outcomes

State of the Portfolio: Civic Engagement

Portfolio ventures in the CivicX Accelerator have made an impact in their respective social sectors.

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Total # individuals reached by portfolio ventures since founding
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Total # of lives directly impacted as direct beneficiaries by portfolio ventures since founding
*Data as of July 2016, collected by the Entrepreneurship Database program at Emory University Semi-Annual Social Enterprise Impact Survey. 67 ventures surveyed from Cohorts 1 – 8.
On average, ventures increase the number of individuals they reach by 367% the year following the accelerator.

Deeper Look: Impact Areas

Over the past ten cohorts, CivicX has tackled the following impact areas:

Civic Technology Development
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In the first year following the accelerator, civic tech ventures increased the # of individuals reached
Community & Economic Development
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Individuals reached by portfolio of community & economic development ventures
Education & Youth Development
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of Civic Accelerator ventures are focused on creating educational outcomes
Digital & Financial Inclusion
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individuals reached by portfolio of digital & financial inclusion ventures
Gender Equity
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In the first year following the accelerator, gender equity ventures increased the # of individuals reached by
Workforce Development
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of Civic Accelerator ventures are focused on workforce development

Deeper Look: Impact Areas

The U.S. Dept of Commerce, Census Bureau reports that 70% of new employer firms survive at least 2 years, [and] 50% at least 5 years.

Entrepreneur competencies and startup skills increased based on pre and post-program surveys.
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of participants saw an increase in skills and knowledge around scale
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of participants saw an increase in quantity and quality of business connections
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of participants saw an increase in skills and knowledge around revenue streams and cost structure

Venture Status

  • Active
  • Not-Active
  • Acquired
All values are in percentage (%)
*Using 100% of available data from Cohorts 4-10.
The Civic Accelerator has demonstrated the effectiveness of running a national program that promotes inclusive entrepreneurship. The Civic Accelerator accepts nonprofit and for-profit ventures, recruits from and hosts events in mid-tier cities, and promotes gender and racial/ethnic diversity throughout the program.
AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WI WY DC

States (and the 26 District of Columbia) are Represented in the CivicX Portfolio

Peer-Selected Investees

  • Economical/Community Development
  • Education/Youth Development
  • Gender Equity
  • Civic Tech
  • Workforce Development
  • Digital/Financial Inclusion
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of CivicX ventures that received a peer-selected investment, were founded or co-founded by minorities and/or women.
On average, peer-selected investees generate more earned revenue and raise more contributed capital within their year of acceleration than their peers.
 

The Fun Facts

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of our founders are parents
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of our ventures are founded or co-founded by women

Our Program

The Civic Accelerator supports early-stage ventures by providing mentoring, peer support, entrepreneurial education, and investment as part of an intensive 12-week program.
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CivicX Resource Network Members

97% OF GRADUATED VENTURES
would recommend the Civic Accelerator to their peers.

*Using 100% of available data from Cohorts 4-10.

What I liked most about this experience was the efficacy and power of the tools provided and the extremely human and heartwarming environment in which these tools were presented to us.

-Aline Sara, NaTakallam

This was an awesome experience with great connections that will bring in funding and revenue into our organization. It helped to organize us and we met awesome cohort members that we were able to learn from.  

– Richard Grundy, Journi