$25,000 accelerator funding pool available to participants at end of program
reSET, the Social Enterprise Trust, (www.SocialEnterpriseTrust.org), whose mission is advancing the social enterprise sector, recently announced applications for the next edition of its accelerator are open through December 10. Tailored for impact driven businesses but available to all early-stage ventures, the Impact Accelerator was a winner of the U.S Small Business Administration Growth Accelerator Competition, and was the only Connecticut accelerator to receive the award in 2015. The primary objective of the three year-old accelerator is to test and hone entrepreneurs’ models, and to connect them to networks, customers, and resources.
Running from January 21 to June 2, reSET’s accelerator will feature a flexible program designed for busy, full-time entrepreneurs, as well as a ‘pay what you can’ model. Up to 20 entrepreneurial teams will attend five weekend summits, with 30+ optional workshops, mentor office hours, and consultations with an Entrepreneur in Residence happening during the week. A $25,000 accelerator funding pool will be available to the cohort at the end of the program; participants will also have priority access to reSET’s investment fund.
For more information, please visit http://www.socialenterprisetrust.org/launchpad-for-impact.
reSET is a nonprofit organization whose mission is advancing the social enterprise sector. Its strategic goals are threefold: to be the “go-to” place for impact entrepreneurs, to make Hartford known as Impact City, and Connecticut the Social Enterprise state. reSET serves all entrepreneurs, but specializes in social enterprise ― impact driven business with a double or triple bottom line. In addition to providing coworking space, accelerator and mentoring programs, reSET aims to inspire innovation and community collaboration, and to support entrepreneurs in creating market-based solutions to community challenges. reSET’s goal is to meet entrepreneurs wherever they are in their trajectory and to help them take their businesses to the next level.
reSET’s Impact Accelerator was recently a winner of the U.S. Small Business Administration Growth Accelerator Competition, and was the only Connecticut accelerator to receive the award this year. www.SocialEnterpriseTrust.org