The United Way Social Innovation Accelerator

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Social innovation: a novel solution to a social problem that is more effective, efficient, sustainable or just than current solutions.

The United Way Social Innovation Accelerator encourages the creation of bold new solutions for issues of education, income and health in North Texas. The program provides entrepreneurs with the critical resources—funding, mentorship, and community connections — to accelerate the growth and stability of their innovative ventures.

In the last year:


Participants 11

out of 11 participants completed all key program milestones


Funding $535,000

in seed funding was invested through accelerator and the Competition


Mentoring 1,500

hours of mentoring and coaching were provided to participants

About

Learn more about the Social Innovation Accelerator including our history, challenges we address, our work and our approach to it.

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Program Details

Delve into the components of the 2020 program and benefits of participation to see if they’re right for your organization.

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Our Fellows

Explore the many worthwhile organizations in which we invest to put opportunity in the hands of all North Texans.

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Our Mentors

Meet the entrepreneurs, business executives, academic thought-leaders, public policy advocates, investors and consultants who make up our world-class volunteers.

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The Competition

Discover our star-studded event in which social entrepreneurs vie for funding in front of celebrity judges and a live audience.

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Our Supporters

We are proud to partner with these visionary organizations and individuals:

Accenture • AT&T • Santander • The Eugene McDermott Foundation
The Kleinert Family • Sarah & Gary Ahr