At the GroundFloor, we know that startups have their own special challenges. Not only are you breaking new ground with your innovative solution, you’re also working to establish your organization in the community. We support early-stage social ventures through our GroundFloor Startup Accelerator, a 9-month fellowship that helps social entrepreneurs lay a strong foundation for the future. In addition to the mentoring that is core to all of our investments, Startup Accelerator participants attend a workshop series designed to guide their ventures to financial sustainability and social impact targets.
Our Accelerator program provides Fellows with services and support valued at more than $6000.
Before the application period closes, GroundFloor offers Program Info Sessions and Application Workshops. Program Info Sessions will focus on the program specifics and the application process, while Application Workshops will be working sessions to answer content specific questions and help you develop your best case. GroundFloor asks that you attend a Program Info Session prior to attending an Application Workshop.
After the application period closes, applications are reviewed and finalists chosen and notified. The GroundFloor invites finalists to present Quick Pitches (with a slide deck and a business plan handout) to our investors and mentors.
The following week, Quick Pitch finalists are notified and invited to enter our GroundFloor accelerator program.