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Impact Ventures Accelerator Program

The Impact Venture’s Startup Accelerator is a 12-week program designed to train and develop underrepresented women, minority, or social impact focused startups. Our program is both mentor and curriculum driven, with the goal of equipping founders with the tools necessary to accelerate venture traction or prepare for a capital raise.

The 12-wk program operates from March 3rd, 2020 – May 30th, 2020, and the application period is September 2nd, 2019 — November 22nd, 2019

Program Elements

Founder Development

Customer Development

Product Development

Company Development


Program Features & Benefits

Dedicated Mentor & Fellow

Expert mentors to help develop and guide startup roadmap 

Corporate Hacks

Leverage Corporate human capital through “hack sessions” with Founders

Dedicated Workspace

Discounted access to Impact Ventures Office HQ during program with alumni options

Convenient Schedule

Convenient part-time schedule to fit the lifestyle of early stage founders

Family Gatherings

Cohort/Investor gatherings for relationship building through dinners and social outings.

Cohort Retreat

Cohort retreat and startup roadshow to ATX during program

Global Partner Network

Access to Impact Ventures Global Partner Network

Ongoing Portfolio Services

Take advantage of Impact Ventures portfolio services after program ends

Startup Criteria

Startups lead by a Woman, Person of Color, or Social Impact

High-Tech or Tech-Enabled

For-Profit Enterprise

Industry Agnostic

Post Revenue/MVP Preferred but not required

Pre-Seed / Seed Stage

Less than 5 years old

Majority Owner Founder

Application Timeline

September 2nd, 2019

Applications Open

September - Novemeber

Interest Meetings Begin

Sep 10th, 17th, & 24th


Founder Open Pitch Practice

Oct 1st, 8th, & 15th

November 22nd @ 5:00pm

Program Applications Close

November 22 - December 2019

Startup Due Diligence Begins

January 2020

Selection Committee Due Diligence Begins

February 15th, 2020

Cohort Participants Selected

February 29th, 2020

Accelerator Kickoff Reception

March 3rd, 2020

Accelerator Program Begins

May 30th, 2020

Accelerator Showcase Event

Applications Are Open

The Countdown Begins


Apply as a Startup

Our Accelerator Programs equips underrepresented founders with the coaching, curriculum, capital, connections, and community to scale your startup.

Get Involved

Join our network of mentors, partners, and investors that help fuel our mission to accelerate and invest in all shades of genius.