Do Good & Catalyze Change

DO GOOD X is a 10-week accelerator designed for early-stage social entrepreneurs passionate about developing ventures that do good in the world. We equip underrepresented social entrepreneurs with the knowledge and tools necessary to faithfully 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 explore:

  • DISCERN: The problem your business addresses, your ideal paying customer, your social good footprint, and what makes your venture unique and competitive
  • DEVELOP: The value your business offers, your revenue model, and pricing
  • DELIVER: Your solution with the right team of people and measure your impact
  • DEMO: Your business idea and pitch it at the virtual DO GOOD X Pitch for Good

Eligible applicants include 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 venture
  • Are committed to faith-rooted principles that guide them to make a positive impact through their venture
  • Need business tools to clarify and develop your venture
  • Are prepared to pay any amount between $500 and $1,000 to attend the Startup Accelerator (We know during this time of uncertainty it might be difficult for entrepreneurs to move forward with plans or chase their dreams. That is why we are offering an invest-what-you-can payment option for 2020 and 2021 founders.)
  • Can fully participate in the online accelerator from August 30 - November 10

This program is not for you if:

  • Are a late stage entrepreneur solely 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

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 women and people of color have to mentors, a community of entrepreneurial peers, resources, and financial support. This is where we step 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 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.

What’s In It For You

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

WEEKLY CALLS
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

A PITCH
to use during and beyond the accelerator to attract supporters and investors

A CLEAR BUSINESS IDEA
and developed solution to launch

A COMMUNITY
to cheer you along your journey!

Apply

Note that you cannot save your application. Please prepare to complete the application in one session. Applications are due Monday, May 3.

We know during this time of uncertainty it might be difficult for entrepreneurs to move forward with plans or chase their dreams. That is why we are offering an invest-what-you-can payment option for founders selected to join the 2020/2021 class of DO GOOD X Fellows. Instead of paying the full $1,000 investment, you can invest any amount between $500 and $1,000 to participate in the accelerator program once accepted.

Selected Fellows will be required to pay all fees by July 5.

Questions? Visit our FAQs and if you don’t find what you’re looking for, contact us at hello@dogoodx.org.