Impact Accelerator [ak-sel-uh-rey-ter] – A structured program designed to support impact entrepreneurs in launching and scaling social enterprises.

Accelerating the Accelerators (AtA) is a network dedicated to increasing the effectiveness of impact accelerators, incubators, fellowships, and business plan competitions.

The AtA network helps program managers share best practices, gain industry level perspectives, and collaborate. Conveners.org offers this program as a public good.

RESOURCES FOR ACCELERATORS

Accelerator Newsletter

Features project manager-specific content and resources. Includes updates about accelerator focused collective impact projects (CIPs).

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Accelerator Selection Tool

Resource to navigate the accelerator landscape by sector, geography, and stage of company served, and match entrepreneurs with relevant accelerator programs.

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Blog

Coverage of priority issues for project managers, and news on industry trends and innovations.

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"Running an accelerator can be lonely, [Accelerating the Accelerators] has created a place for me to connect with other leaders of accelerators. Having a community fosters more innovation for programs and ultimately better outcomes for supporting social enterprises."

C'pher GreshamNational Director of Expansion, SEED Spot, CIP Leader and Participant

ACCELERATOR SELECTION TOOL

The Accelerator Selection Tool is a public resource designed to help social entrepreneurs and impact accelerators more easily navigate the rapidly expanding ecosystem of support organizations. Developed in collaboration with more than 10 organizations—and distributed by a network of partners who provide the tool as a free resource to their community—the Accelerator Selection Tool provides the most comprehensive listing of impact-focused accelerators, incubators, business plan competitions, and fellowship programs in the world.

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"The Accelerator Stand-up Calls [which are the direct result of a CIP] have evolved into a potent source of community for sharing best practices and collaboration. They illustrates the magic of Conveners.org in creating spaces, combining networks in new ways, and setting the stage for more frequent intersection of folks preforming similar roles in the social impact sector."

Ryan RossProgram Director, Halcyon Incubator, CIP Leader and Stand-up Call Host

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