2019 Economic Opportunity

Tech ACCELERATOR FUND

We are excited to announce our Grant Partner Winners!

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Multilingual communications platform, connecting teachers with families for increased student success
Real-time, translation app connecting the world’s 3 billion bilinguals to the 23 million refugees worldwide
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Match.com for medicine, connecting the $5B of unused medicine with the populations that need it most

On April 10th, Pitch Night featured our five tech-enabled nonprofit finalists, who presented their solutions to our Members. Members evaluated their work, vision, and needs, to select three winners.

Our winners receive:
  • A combined $60,000 to compensate them for their time and efforts

  • 2-part storytelling/pitch workshop lead by public relations agency Hotwire Global

  • The intellectual capital of our Members over the next 6 months

Congratulations to our winners!

Our Accelerator Funds are a unique platform, where tech leaders partner with Bay Area tech nonprofits to work on their organization's most pressing problems.

 

The Tech Accelerator Fund is an accelerated and focused grant-making process that leverages the expertise and network of Bay Area tech leaders to catalyze local high-impact tech-enabled nonprofit organizations. Like our annual Grant Cycle, Members pool both their financial and intellectual capital to support our Grant Partners.

 

Sourcing and vetting of potential grantees is undertaken by a group of expert Co-Chairs who then curate a small pool of vetted nonprofits for Members to vote on. Members partner with our three Grant Partner organizations providing consulting support over a series of strategic working sessions.

 

Each Fund is focused on one of Full Circle Fund's Impact Circles and incorporates specific grantee criteria set by that cycle's Co-Chairs. All Tech Accelerator Fund Members also have the full benefits of Full Circle Fund Community Membership.

 

Our Economic Opportunity Tech Accelerator Fund will work with tech-enabled nonprofit organizations focused on the area of Economic Opportunity in the Bay Area.

 

KEY DATES For the Round

 

  • 03/06/2019 In-Person Member Orientation Session (Members only)

  • 03/27/2019 Online (webinar) Member Orientation Session (Members only)

  • 03/13/2019 Grant Partner Orientation Session 1 (Grant Partners only)

  • 03/25/2019 Grant Partner Orientation Session 2 (Grant Partners only)

  • 04/10/2019 Pitch Night (Members and Grant Partners)

  • 05/01/2019 Working Session 1 (Members and Grant Partners)

  • 07/17/2019 Working Session 2 (Members and Grant Partners)

  • 09/11/2019 Working Session 3 (Members and Grant Partners)

  • 11/18/2019 Working Session 4 (Members and Grant Partners)

 

Note: Events typically take place ~6-9pm

2019 EO TAF Co-Chairs &
Advisory Board
2019 
EO TAF MEMBERS

ACCELERATOR APPROACH

We are building a culture of tech that cares in 2019 we're moving from pilot to program explore how to leverage the financial and social capital of tech for social good.