entrepreneurship

Introducing The Veterans Solutions Lab!

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 transition to civilian life[1], with more than 370,000 unemployed veterans across the country in 2017[2]. Average student loan debts are also higher for veteran […]

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The Civic Accelerator Invests $100k in Two Peer-Selected Social Enterprises!

The Points of Light Civic Accelerator announced today that it will invest $50,000 each in SpringFour (Chicago) and The Virtual Scholarship Center(Atlanta) – one for-profit and one nonprofit startup. Both ventures are focused on financial well-being and economic mobility to help more individuals and families succeed.   The Civic Accelerator is the first accelerator and investment fund in the […]

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Entrepreneurs: Here’s How to Nail Your Startup Accelerator Application

Note from Megan: It’s that time of year again for the Civic Accelerator.  Back by popular demand, we dug up our Application Tips and Tricks Post from Cohort 4 and added a few additional examples and insights.  Enjoy! For many startup accelerator programs, the written application is your first and only chance to prove why your venture deserves […]

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We Will Never Achieve Financial Inclusion Without Digital Equity

Since 2008, the economic recovery in the U.S. has gained momentum for many, however financial security remains out of reach for low-income families, young adults and ethnic and racial minorities. In today’s economy, digital skills and financial literacy are essential to obtaining living wage employment and achieving economic mobility. Yet, traditional models are failing to close the […]

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