What Is The Social Innovators Fund?

Each year we turn to our friends in the Central Texas community to crowdfund a Grand Prize for an Austin-based social enterprise. This seed funding is provided to the top team from our Accelerator Program & Fast Pitch Competition to put into action the plans developed with our mentors often dealing with:  Product Development, Sales, Marketing, Manufacturing – whatever the startup chooses!

We call this our Social Innovators Fund … check it out!

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About the Social Good Fast Pitch


The Social Innovator’s Fund is awarded to the winner of our Austin+ Social Good Fast Pitch, which we hold each October. Only 5 startups are chosen from our pool of applicants. These startups receive coaching and mentorship from Austin industry professionals over a 6-week Accelerator Program. The finale is our A+SG Fast Pitch, where the teams put to test what they learned to compete for a crowd-funded grand prize. It’s community-based social good at its best.

2014 Social Innovator's Fund Video

How To Apply For The Fund & Fast Pitch


Applications for the Fall 2015 Social Innovator’s Fund & Fast Pitch open May 2015. To be alerted when applications open for Fall 2015, and/or when you can donate to the Social Innovators Fund, sign up for our email newsletter below. Be sure to see the results from our previous Social Innovator Fund and Fast Pitches below.

. Timeline
May 2015 Open for applications.
July ’15 Closed for applications.
August ’15 Finalists Announced.
August-September ’15 Pitch Coaching and mentorship
October ’15 Teams pitch for the Social Innovator’s Fund at the Austin Plus Social Good Fast Pitch.

Previous Years

2013: E4 Youth

E4 Youth. CEO, Carl Settles.

2014: $10,000

Puente Phone, Christopher Hastings.


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