Application Deadline: March 30th, 2012, 5:00pm!
New Ventures Accelerator Overview: Social entrepreneurs are innovative problem solvers who are passionate about solving what others may see as intractable social problems. They play a tremendous and critical role in solving our city’s biggest challenges.
The SENO Social Venture Accelerator was designed in partnership with globally recognized social entrepreneurship nonprofit Echoing Green. The Accelerator helps early-stage ventures become operational, reach financial sustainability, and meet social impact targets through hands-on support from paid consultants in areas of need, pro bono professional services (legal, accounting, graphic design, marketing, etc.), a network of mentors and experts, timely connections, peer learning opportunities, and increased exposure for the venture.
2011 SENO Accelerator Fellows generated a 1500% return on investment, bringing in over $1.5 million in external financing and revenues and creating 17 new jobs since the beginning of the program. Please visit our website to learn more about the 2011 Accelerator Fellows.
Application Process: Complete the online application by Friday, March 30, 2012, 5:00pm.
We recommend that you type your answers into the essay worksheet before submitting online, as the online application will not allow you to save your responses. We may follow up with you for clarification of your responses.
If you are selected for the second round, we will invite you to provide additional materials and to schedule an interview. We encourage early applications and may begin the interview process at any time. If you are selected as a 2012 Fellow, SENO will inform you of the decision, and you will be assigned an Accelerator Consultant and Executive Mentor who will work with you on your venture approximately 6-8 hours/week to help you meet your top financial sustainability and social impact goals.
The program will officially begin June 1, 2012.
Please click here for 2012 Accelerator Overview and Eligibility Guidelines [pdf].
Please click here for 2012 Accelerator Application Questions [pdf].