The Acumen Civic Accelerator, formerly part of Points of Light and joining +Acumen in 2019, is focused on accelerating for-profit and nonprofit early-stage ventures that are addressing critical social challenges. Each Civic Accelerator program provides up to $100,000 in funding for two promising social startups.

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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.

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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.”