To Accelerate and Invest in All Shades of Genius
Through proven, evidence-based entrepreneurship programs, mentorship, technical assistance, and direct services we accelerate the growth of BIPOC-led enterprises in North Texas and beyond -- APPLY TO OUR SPRING 2024 ACCELERATOR PROGRAM
Grounded in systems change, Impact Ventures works to create more diverse, equitable, and just society by removing the social and economic barriers for marginalized communities to thrive in a 21st century economy.
Through collective impact initiatives, community building events, narrative change, and solidarity summits we mobilize, inspire, and activate communities to move towards self-actualization.
We address the systemic and structural barriers to access to capital for BIPOC communities by providing patient equity and flexible debt capital to build economic power and create community wealth.
By Founders, For Founders
As Founders, we understand the challenges being faced at this stage in the game. We leverage our network and experience to help you build a healthy business.
Diversity As a Strength
We see diversity as a strength and not a weakness. We leverage the powerful moments within your lived experience to unlock the genius already inside you.
At Impact, we go further together than we can alone. We considered each other family and help each other succeed at all costs. One win is a win for all.
What Our Founders Say
“This is an amazing, hands-on program! As a startup, it was great to understand which aspects of our business we needed to work on and how. We are now very confident in our value proposition, business model, and strategy which has put us in the optimal position to raise capital and scale. A huge thank you to the Impact team for believing in us and guiding us through our journey! <3 D&Z”
Delisa & Zach Harper
Co-Founder, Funky Mello
“Coming into Impact Ventures, I felt confident in my business and its potential, but was lost at how to grow it. Now, just 9 weeks later, I have so much clarity on the specific steps I will take to grow my business to the next level, and I’m excited for the future!”
Founder & CEO, The Copy Haus
“Impact Ventures has helped me feel more organized and confident about my business. I walked up to the start line, nervous that I wouldn’t have the knowledge or skills to prove my business belonged in this race. In just 10 weeks I’ve gained reassurance that I’m on the right course, that I have what I need to keep moving forward, and that there will be aid stations along the way. My business is still in the early miles, but the marathon is far from over, and I have a solid plan and strategies to scale and grow.”
Founder & CEO, Mama Love
“Being invited into Impact Ventures has been an answered prayer. Going through this accelerator has set my business up for success beyond belief. Lucy, Holly and Ben are truly changing lives and businesses forever. The community that has been built will help the ecosystem of entrepreneurs for years to come. Understanding my business on a deeper level has helped me dig deeper in certain areas and pivot where needed. If you receive the opportunity to jump on this journey, I would do everything you can to lean in and make the most of it. The team and community is in your corner and the resources are next level. This has been one of my businesses greatest assets so far and I can’t wait to see where we go next! “
Founder & CEO, Vidabowls
“My Accelerator experience was phenomenal!!! I am grateful for all the support I have received and the progress I have been able to make with my company. I was able to start scaling my company using a brand new offer by the last week of the Accelerator. I am able to articulate the numbers for my business and have a clear vision of how to double my business for the next 3 years!”
Founder & CEO, College Mode Academy
“Being accepted to the Impact Venture cohort helped prepare us to be able to take on the next stage. The mentorship of Impact Venture Accelerator has helped us grow as business leaders.”
Co-Founder & CPO, Exgratias
“Since this is my first startup, being accepted to Impact Ventures cohort has helped us with the much needed educational and mentorship support to try and realize the goals and vision, Honestly, the IV team and mentors have played a vital role in introducing and educating us on the key pillars for a startup’s success. We hope to build on this base and continue working with the IV team and mentors to meet our goals and succeed in our vision.”
Founder & CEO, HVAC Intel
“When we first applied to be part of the Impact Ventures’ cohort, I had no idea how important it was going to be for me personally or our company. As a company, we were reeling when COVID-19 hit and shut down live sports. All our plans changed. Benjamin [Vann] and team helped us pivot, find SBA funding, kept us positive, and focused, “Personally, I never knew how much rejection there would be from all sides while running a startup. Impact Ventures gave me a safe space to take a break from ‘rejection’ and think about traction, momentum, and success.”
Co-Founder & CEO, NVenue Inc.
“Being accepted to the Impact Venture cohort helped our team gain more exposure in the startup landscape. We were able to learn more about the possibility of investors taking interest in our business. At the conclusion of the program, Impact Ventures hosted a ‘Demo Day’ where the startups in the program were able to pitch their businesses. We are happy to announce that we were voted the Most Innovative Startup and the Favorite Startup.”
Co-Founder & CEO, Education PowerED