About CHANGE Accelerator
The CHANGE Accelerator provides needed business support to social entrepreneurs who are developing innovative solutions to unmet social needs. CHANGE entrepreneurs get a $1000 fellowship, working space at the Rhode Island Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (RI-CIE) in Providence, a community of like-minded social entrepreneurs, access to a expert mentors/advisors and an opportunity to pitch their ideas to a network of social investors.
Who Can Apply?
CHANGE programs are relevant for nonprofit, hybrid and for-profit business models that address critical social issues with business rigor and the promise of sustainability. The business models should provide investors with attractive social and/or financial returns.
For Profit Models which Apply for CHANGE should ensure that the social mission is deeply embedded in, and a central component of the business model.
The CHANGE Acclerator is open to and relevant for social entrepreneurs operating in all sectors of the economy including but not limited to education, health care, environment and economic development.
The CHANGE Accelerator encourages social innovation. Social Innovation comes in all shapes and sizes. Send us your concept and our advisory team will work to decide if you are a good fit for CHANGE.
Applications Due: Friday, April 2, 2010
CHANGE Launch: Monday, May 3, 2010
Program Runs May 3 – June 30
The CHANGE Pitch: Wednesday, June 30, 2010
For more information go to: http://socialenterpriseri.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=142&Itemid=156