Points of Light is partnering with Village Capital to launch the first startup accelerator program focused on “civic ventures” – enterprises that inspire, equip and mobilize people to create positive change.WHAT WE PROVIDE:
We help social entrepreneurs launch successful, innovative solutions to our nation’s most intractable problems by capitalizing on three powerful trends in the world today:
Social Entrepreneurship + Civic Engagement + Accelerator Models.
Points of Light, originally founded in 1990 in response to President George H. W. Bush’s call for increasing national civic engagement, is changing the game with the launch of a new Civic Accelerator. The program, focused on helping social startups successfully launch innovative solutions to the nation’s most intractable problems, is a joint venture between Points of Light and Village Capital. The Civic Accelerator provides funding, mentoring, entrepreneurial education and more to social entrepreneurs. With a rock-star team of supporters from PwC Charitable Foundation, Inc., to Starbucks Coffee Company and CSRwire, the Civic Accelerator will invest in nonprofit and for-profit startups that inspire, equip and mobilize people to create positive change!
See on pointsoflight.org