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The Points of Light Civic Accelerator

Resource: The Points of Light Civic Accelerator
Hosted by: Points of Light
To learn more contact: http://www.pointsoflight.org/civic-incubator/civic-accelerator

The Points of Light Civic Accelerator program and investment fund is focused on “civic ventures”—for-profit and nonprofit start-ups that include people as part of the solution to critical social problems. The 3-month, boot camp–style program convenes 10 to 15 teams in person and online with the goal of equipping each start-up to seek investments and scale their social innovation.

Primary Assistance: Technical Assistance, Networks, Finance
Location(s): Varies over time
Primary Requirements: Operating less than 5 years
Industry Focus: Social Entrepreneurship
First Step: Apply
Submission or start date: Yes

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The Dolphin Tank

Resource: The Dolphin Tank
Hosted by: Springboard Enterprises
To learn more contact: https://sb.co/dolphintank/

Springboard Enterprises Dolphin Tank® programs are “helpful feedback-driven” pitch sessions designed to provide entrepreneurs with actionable insights from knowledgeable people. The Dolphin Tank isn’t about Sharks or Dragons or a competition for the best idea, it’s about channeling the expertise of the people in the room to provide connections and advice to help entrepreneurs take the next step.

Primary Assistance: Technical Assistance, Networks
Location(s): Varies over time
Primary Requirements: None
Industry Focus: Technology
First Step: Register
Submission or start date: Yes

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Techstars Accelerator

Resource: Techstars Accelerator
Hosted by: Techstars Foundation
To learn more contact: http://www.techstars.com/

Techstars is a 3-month mentorship-driven start-up accelerator that helps entrepreneurs raise start-up funding and gain critical insight to help launch your business. The program offers office space, capital funding, and access to Techstars’ network of more than 5,000 alumni and mentors globally.

Primary Assistance: Technical Assistance, Finance, Networks
Location(s): TX, NY, MA, CO, IL, WA, MO, CA, GA
Primary Requirements: None
Industry Focus: Software, Web-based Technology
First Step: Apply
Submission or start date: Yes