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
“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.
We provide a participatory, interactive, and engaging program with mentors and entrepreneurs, tools, and resources to take businesses to the next level.
We address and cultivate principles of faith that are essential to entrepreneurs’ resiliency and work for good in the world.
Meet the team.
During the accelerator, accepted participants will be guided by a team of experienced facilitators including DO GOOD X Co-founders Kimberly Daniel and Stephen Lewis.
Kimberly is driven to inspire people to align with their purpose and to make magic happen with their gifts. She has almost 15 years of experience leading communications efforts at organizations, is a certified life coach, and has helped to catalyze entrepreneurs to do good. Kimberly co-authored A Way Out of Now Way: An Approach to Christian Innovation (FTE Books, 2022). In her free time, you’ll find her practicing martial arts, playing classical music, reading, and in nature, all with her daughter in tow.
Stephen is an organizational change strategist and a leadership development specialist. During the past 15 years, he has worked to inspire the next generation of artists, healers, freedom fighters, faith-inspired leaders and entrepreneurs to live and work on purpose. Stephen co-authored Another Way: Living and Leading Change on Purpose (Chalice Press, 2020) and A Way Out of Now Way: An Approach to Christian Innovation (FTE Books, 2022). When he is not working, Stephen is exploring where his curiosity leads him and engaged in meaningful conversations with friends.
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
“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.”
Eligible applicants include early-stage entrepreneurs who:
- Reside in the United States
- Have a clear entrepreneurial idea and prototype for social good
- Will launch a new business or new aspect of a current business within 3-6 months of completing the program
- 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