What: The Foundation is seeking to support organizations with programs that provide start-ups with access to the tools and resources they need to expand to new markets, invent new products, generate increased revenue, and create jobs. In addition to providing tools and resources to individual companies, a program should be able to prove its value to the economic development of its region.

Who Can Apply: non-profit accelerators or incubators

When: Friday, October 3, 2014 at 8pm EDT. Selected organizations will be announced in February 2015.

Why: Supporting High Growth Entrepreneurs


The Foundation is seeking to support organizations with programs that provide start-ups with access to the tools and resources they need to expand to new markets, invent new products, generate increased revenue, and create jobs. In addition to providing tools and resources to individual companies, a program should be able to prove its value to the economic development of its region.
Ideal organizations eligible in this program area: non-profit accelerators or incubators.

Sample of baseline metrics that the Foundation will be using in this program area to evaluate success:

  • Number of jobs created or supported
  • Number of companies created or supported
  • Revenue increase (if any) for companies within program
  • Amount of funding secured by companies within program
  • Number of mentors/ advisors/ entrepreneurs-in-residence engaged
  • Number of coaching sessions
  • Number of events
  • List and number of partner organizations (network)

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