We put out a call for the third year in a row looking for teams in the Austin area working towards Social Innovation to apply for our 2015 Accelerator & Fast Pitch Program. The response was overwhelming. We received 11 video entries from team creating for-profit businesses that address social issues impacting our lives. We wish that we could have asked everyone to move forward, but we had to narrow it down to 5 finalists that we asked to move on to our 6-Week Accelerator Program.
We are now half way through our Accelerator Program, and our 5 finalist teams are working hard to solidify their business plans and perfect their Fast Pitch. Their next step in this journey will be the Fast Pitch competition scheduled for Oct. 7 at Google Fiber.
Each team pitches against each other for a $5,000 Grand Prize that we crowdfund through the community.
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Meet our 2015 Finalists … in alphabetical order:
Also, a Special CONGRATULATIONS to our Runner-Up:
Joy in Justice
DATES TO REMEMBER:
First-Round Application – CLOSED
Top Applicants Video Pitch – COMPLETE
5 Teams for 2015 Announced on July 29 – COMPLETE
Accelerator Program Orientation Event on August 25 – SUCCESS
Crowd-Funding Opens September 13 – Check It Out!
Fast Pitch Event set for October 7, 2015