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About the program
The Mission Accelerator is a five-month program designed to fast-track the growth and impact of Austin-area nonprofits. Accelerator participants engage in group classes and receive one-on-one guidance from nonprofit consultants and some of Austin’s most successful business leaders and social entrepreneurs.
Philanthropitch Austin is a social impact, fast-pitch competition that spotlights some of Austin’s most promising nonprofits and the innovative solutions they bring to local challenges.Participants pitch for financial and human capital to fast-track organizational growth, including more than $100,000 and entrance into the Mission Accelerator.
Instructions to apply
To qualify, an organization must be an established Central Texas 501c3 with an innovative solution to address a community need, and should have a clear vision and initial plan to significantly grow a program or service. Applications will be accepted only through this online platform. Applicants will be asked about their understanding of the community need, target population, key elements of their program or service, leadership team and financial stability.
Selected semi-finalists will be invited to participate in the second stage of the selection process with interviews the week of April 4. Finalists will present their case at Philanthropitch Austin on May 2, where the 2016 Accelerator class will be selected and more than $100,000 will be awarded.
Applications open on February 18 and are due on March 22 by 11:59PM.
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