DO GOOD X provides a 10-week accelerator designed for early-stage social entrepreneurs who are motivated by their faith and passionate about developing ventures that do good in the world. We equip underrepresented social entrepreneurs with the knowledge and tools necessary to launch a business that positively impacts people, communities, and the environment. We provide a community of peers and mentors, an interactive process to clarify the focus and purpose of their business, and access to resources and technical assistance to advance their business.
Accelerator participants will:
The problem your business addresses, your ideal paying customer, your social good footprint, and what makes your venture unique and competitive
The value your business offers, your revenue model, and pricing
Your solution with the right team of people and measure your impact
Your business idea and pitch it at the virtual DO GOOD X Pitch for Good
“I genuinely don't know how I would be anywhere near as prepared and resourced to launch my business in such a short time without the knowledge and support of the cohort, program leaders, and my mentor.”
Do Good X gave me the space to finally turn the idea that's been marinating my soul and spirit out of my head into a legitimate business proposition that I am confident will succeed. There is no environment—in person or virtual—that could have instilled me with the confidence and boldness to pursue my social enterprise.
Why DO GOOD X?
DO GOOD X has three components that make social entrepreneurs’ experience stand out!
We empower underrepresented social entrepreneurs and provide a community of peers and mentors, an interactive process to clarify the purpose of their business, and access to resources to advance their businesses. Inequality persists in the access that women and people of color who are entrepreneurs have to mentors, a community of entrepreneurial peers, resources, and financial support. This is where DO GOOD X steps in.
We provide a participatory, interactive, and engaging program with mentors and entrepreneurs, tools, and resources to take businesses to the next level. Our approach is not a typical virtual classroom setting with the lone expert speaking. Our program is a feeder for late-stage accelerators and helps to reduce the number of failed enterprises, diversify the entrepreneurial community, and catalyze underrepresented-led business ventures.
Increasingly, people are motivated by their faith to address social issues but have not considered entrepreneurship to disrupt systems. In addition, most accelerator programs either do not address this key motivating factor for one’s work or many entrepreneurs feel like they have to leave their faith at the door. We address and cultivate principles of faith that are essential to entrepreneurs’ resiliency and work for good in the world.
If accepted to the Startup Accelerator, here’s what’s in it for you:
ACCESS TO MENTORS, COACHES, AND INVESTORS
to help advance your business
AN INTERACTIVE AND ENGAGING ONLINE PROGRAM
that includes a workbook, resources, and tools to develop and take your venture to the next level
with an entrepreneurial facilitator and a cohort of peers to provide insight and support
ACCESS TO COURSE MATERIALS
for a limited time beyond the accelerator
A PRIVATE FACEBOOK GROUP
of DO GOOD X Alumni to source ideas and make connections
to use during and beyond the accelerator to attract supporters and investors
A CLEAR BUSINESS IDEA
and developed solution to launch
to cheer you along your journey
Eligible applicants include early-stage entrepreneurs who:
- Reside in the United States
- Have a clear entrepreneurial idea for good
- Are launching a new business or new aspect of a current business
- Can share proven efforts toward launching their business idea
- Need business tools to clarify and develop your business for success
- Are committed to faith-rooted principles that motivate them to make a positive impact through their venture
- Can fully participate in the 10-week online accelerator
This program is not for you if:
- Are a late stage entrepreneur solely or looking for seed capital and investors
- Aren’t interested in developing a business for social impact
- Are developing a ministry program
- Aren’t willing or available to invest the time toward building a business
- Do not have a hustle mentality
The application for the 2022 virtual DO GOOD X Startup Accelerator has closed. Please check back in March 2023 for next year's application. You can learn more about DO GOOD X and our application process by visiting our FAQs. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.