This New Tool Helps Social Entrepreneurs Pick The Right Accelerator For Them

Thursday, October 12, 2017

It’s a good time to be a social entrepreneur. There are now hundreds of accelerators focused on social impact, offering cash and advice to help get your company off the ground. But that abundance of choice also makes it harder for a startup to comb through websites and find the right program to join. A new tool helps entrepreneurs narrow down the options.

If you work on food security or clean water or pollution prevention–or on one of more than 30 other issue areas–the tool narrows a list of 750 accelerators to those that are most relevant. The tool also filters by the location a startup aims to help, the type of business or nonprofit, the type of help the accelerator can provide, and the stage of the enterprise, from an idea to a business with strong revenue.

The tool was developed by, a nonprofit that works to make the world of social impact more efficient.

Photo courtesy of Sudipto Sarkar.

Source: Fast Company (link opens in a new window)

nonprofits, social enterprise