What is Austin + Social Good?

Austin + Social Good is the Austin, TX chapter of the Plus Social Good worldwide network which aims to empower individuals around the globe whose work is addressing society’s most pressing issues, whether in a forprofit, forbenefit, or not-for-profit structure.

A+SG is run by a group of community leaders, professionals who donate their time for the betterment of the local Austin community. Want to get involved? It’s easy. Just contact us.

We are the Austin chapter of the national initiative founded by Mashable. The Social Good Summit unites a dynamic group of community and global leaders to discuss a big topic — the power of innovative thinking and technology to solve our world’s greatest challenges.

The Austin chapter, Austin+SocialGood, is designed to provide education, community, and opportunities for social entrepreneurs in the Central Texas area. We do this in the form of monthly programming, special events partnered with international organizations, and acting as a general resource for those who want to do good for Austin, TX and the world.

Austin+SocialGood is powered by a core leadership team, a bigger pool of talented, local volunteers, and an even bigger international network of other Plus Social Good chapters to lean on.

Social Innovators Fast Pitch

This annual program takes five startups from our pool of applicants and puts those teams through our 6-week Accelerator Program. Teams are coached and mentored by industry professionals over the course of several weeks to present at the A+SG Fast Pitch Event (Oct 7), where the audience and an esteemed panel choose the winner. It’s community-based social good at its best.

Social Innovators Fund

Every Fall, we go to you, our friends in the local community, to crowdfund a small seed round for an Austin-based social enterprise. This seed funding can be used for product development, sales, marketing, manufacturing – whatever the startup chooses. We call this the Social Innovators Fund. The fund is award to the winner of the Austin Plus Social Good Fast Pitch.