Timeline - Social Innovation Accelerator

Program Timeline

Our team is here to help you refine your application and pitch so you can put your best case forward on Quick Pitch Day.

During the open call for applications, the United Way Social Innovation Accelerator offers Program Info Sessions and Application Workshops. Program Info Sessions focus on program specifics and the application process, while Application Workshops are working sessions to answer your content-specific questions and help you develop your best case. We ask that you attend a Program Info Session prior to attending an Application Workshop. All sessions will be virtual and will take place on Zoom or Microsoft Teams.

Once the application period closes, applications are reviewed and finalists are chosen and notified. The Social Innovation Accelerator invites finalists to present Quick Pitches with a slide deck to our investors and mentors. The following week, Quick Pitch finalists are notified and invited to enter the United Way Social Innovation Accelerator.

  • Wednesday, October 13, 2021 – Program Info Session – 1:00-2:00 PM
  • Thursday, November 11, 2021 – Program Info Session – 1:00-2:00 PM
  • Tuesday, December 7, 2021 – Program Info Session – 1:00-2:00 PM
  • Wednesday, January 12, 2022 – Program Info Session – 1:00-2:00 PM
  • Thursday, February 10, 2022 – Program Info Session – 1:00-2:00 PM

Sign up for a Program Info Session

  • Friday, February 25, 2022 – Application Opens
  • Thursday, March 3, 2022 – Application Workshop (General) – 1:00-2:00 PM
  • Tuesday, March 8, 2022 – Application Workshop (Health) – 1:00-2:00 PM
  • Wednesday, March 16, 2022 – Application Workshop (Education) – 1:00-2:00 PM
  • Thursday, March 24, 2022 – Application Workshop (Income) – 1:00-2:00 PM
  • Tuesday, March 29 – Application Workshop (General) – 1:00-2:00 PM
  • Monday, April 11 – Application Workshop (General) – 1:00-2:00 PM

Sign up for an Application Workshop

  • Wednesday, April 13, 2022 – Application Closes
  • Monday, April 14, 2022-Friday, April 29, 2022 – Initial Application Review and Clarifying Questions
  • Monday, May 2, 2022-Monday, May 9, 2022 – Application Review and Scoring
  • Thursday, June 16, 2022 – Quick Pitch Selection Day
  • Monday, June 20, 2022 – Notification Day
  • Tuesday, July 19, 2022 – Cohort Orientation
  • Tuesday, July 26, 2022 – Tuesday, August 30, 2022 – Bootcamp
  • September 2022 – January 2023 – Mentor Accelerator Program