Why Apply?

We zero in on a big, persistent problem, and put it at the center of our universe. Then we build coordinated movements of entrepreneurs (that’s you!) around the problem, giving you what you need to attack it from all sides and drive big impact on big issues.

Our #1 priority is to ensure you are getting the support and care you need to courageously find possible answers to seemingly impossible problems. Head over to results to see how we’ve helped our ventures scale revenue and impact. 

 

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    Curriculum

    Our world-class curriculum has been used by ventures operating in 94 countries around the world

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    Connections

    Relationship-building is key to ensuring business success and scale. Get access to over 2,000 people in our network, including world-class mentors and curated investors

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    Clarity

    Rapid prototyping, financial modeling, and fundraising training are just a handful of skills you’ll gain to create a deeper understanding of how to scale your venture

Dive into our accelerator programs!

Explore our programs below and apply today.

  • Visible Connect

    This program is supporting ten ventures who are using mobile technology to create meaningful impact in the United States.

    Dates
    Denver, July 2018-March 2019

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    Kosmos Innovation Center Business Booster

    Developed by Kosmos Energy in partnership with Uncharted, this program works with Ghanaian agribusinesses—providing capacity building training to help them scale their business and achieve sustainability.

    Dates
    Ghana, November 2017 - May 2018

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    Uncharted Food Access

    In partnership with the City of Denver, our goal is to increase access to affordable, healthy food in low-income neighborhoods across Denver.

    Dates
    Denver, August-December 2017

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    Future Cities Accelerator

    In partnership with Rockefeller Foundation, this program is supporting ten ventures working to solve the biggest problems our U.S. cities face.

    Dates
    Denver, February-October 2017

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    Global Labs

    We’ve selected and partnered with teams around the world to run 5-day accelerators called Labs. These programs support early-stage entrepreneurs locally, with the global support of Uncharted.

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    Early Childhood Accelerator

    This accelerator supports entrepreneurs developing innovative, scalable solutions to improve the lives of low-income children ages 0 to 5 in the U.S.

    Dates
    Denver, June 2016

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    Our Mentors

    Our world-class mentors are proven practitioners in specific issues. They play a critical part role in helping our entrepreneurs overcome major challenges when building their ventures.

    Adam Peter
    Adam Peter

    Lead, Strategy & Competitive Intelligence, Visible

    Adam Peter

    Adam Peter

    Lead, Strategy & Competitive Intelligence, Visible

    Justin McNeill
    Justin McNeill

    UX, Design and Customer Research Lead, Visible

    Justin McNeill

    Justin McNeill

    UX, Design and Customer Research Lead, Visible

    Justin is the UX, design and customer research lead at Visible, where he designs a beautiful and intuitive, user-centric experience for Visible customers. Before joining Visible, Justin worked as a customer experience and UX architect at Deloitte Digital. During the weekends, Justin spends time with his wife and dog and enjoys all the outdoor activities Colorado has to offer.

    What music he’s streaming: Live performances of bands or DJs he’s never heard before.

    Elizabeth Hou
    Elizabeth Hou

    UX Designer, Visible

    Elizabeth Hou

    Elizabeth Hou

    UX Designer, Visible

    Elizabeth is a UX designer at Visible, where she creates beautiful, delightful, and effective experiences for users. She has extensive experience working with startups and nonprofits and the unique challenges they face. In her free time, she can be found exploring Colorado with her husband, dogs, and camera.
    Kayla Birdsong
    Kayla Birdsong

    Executive Director, The GrowHaus

    Kayla Birdsong

    Kayla Birdsong

    Executive Director, The GrowHaus

    Kayla joined the staff of The GrowHaus in summer 2013 while living in the Elyria neighborhood. She first served as  Director of Food Distribution for two years and helped to start our retail market as well as no-cost grocery program that still impact thousands of people every year. For the following two years, Kayla served as the Director of Operations, helping the GrowHaus’ thrive on a day-to-day basis. Kayla moved into the Interim Executive Director role in June 2017, and into the permanent position in October 2017. Kayla is passionate about working with communities to shape our local food system. She grew up in Florida and studied Business Management and Spanish at the University of Florida. She has studied abroad in Spain, traveled extensively through Asia, and volunteered on organic farms in Nepal. She speaks Spanish, has a Permaculture Design Certificate and has a deep passion for all things food. Kayla believes that by leveraging the amazing partnerships The GrowHaus has, we can ensure lasting access to healthy food in our neighborhood and thus serve as a model for other communities with similar barriers across the nation.

    Shannon Patterson
    Shannon Patterson

    Human Resources Lead, Visible

    Shannon Patterson

    Shannon Patterson

    Human Resources Lead, Visible

    Shannon is an accomplished business professional in Human Resources with extensive experience providing leadership and guidance to drive the achievement of key organizational human resources-related goals and objectives. She is skilled at developing and executing strategy to connect human resources initiatives with organizational effectiveness in line with the mission and values of the organization. In addition, she brings proven strength in building strong, long-term relationships with business partners based on open lines of communication.

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    Tyler Hartung

    VP of Finance & Ops at Aunt Bertha, Co-Founder of Unreasonable Institute (now Uncharted)

    Tyler Hartung

    Tyler Hartung

    VP of Finance & Ops at Aunt Bertha, Co-Founder of Unreasonable Institute (now Uncharted)

    Tyler has supported hundreds of impact-focused businesses as founder of Unreasonable Institute (now Uncharted). He built the funder network from 0 to 300+ funders and created the financial architect program, funder days, and the funder boot camp. He now works for Aunt Bertha, a 2012 Uncharted company that has been funded by multiple impact and tech investors (most recently by Techstars Ventures). He leads internal operations and finance as the company scales its customer base, team, and operations.

    James Sarni
    James Sarni

    Manager of Business Development, Visible

    James Sarni

    James Sarni

    Manager of Business Development, Visible

    James has over 11 years of business development and strategy experience working for Fortune 10 companies. He has worked for Cricket, AT&T and Visible shaping their national strategy through partnership management, joint ventures, and M&A activity.

    Juli Dimos
    Juli Dimos

    Founder & Managing Partner, VOCO

    Juli Dimos

    Juli Dimos

    Founder & Managing Partner, VOCO

    Founder of VOCO Creative, a Colorado-based Marketing Agency that specializes in savvy marketing for brands.  Known for her interdisciplinary approach to marketing, Juli has worked with powerhouse brands like Transamerica, ONE Bar, RPI, Cars.com, Realtor.com, Earth Balance, Cuties, Progresso, and Ancient Harvest. As the creative/analytical force behind VOCO, Juli finds inspiration wherever she looks, pushing toward what’s new, what’s next, and what makes sense for the brands VOCO serves.  Juli volunteers time with Freedom Collective International and Project I See You.  As a previous board member of the Denver Better Business Bureau and alumni of the Impact Denver class of 2014, Juli is very passionate about servant leadership.

    We asked: Describe the moment you stepped into uncharted territory. How did it feel? What happened?

    Vien Truong

    "Six of the ten places in the United States with the dirtiest air are in California. My family and I live in Oakland, a city ranked fourth on the list. Heavy smog and soot in the air has left my community riddled with poverty, expensive groceries, and sicker people. This was not the Oakland I envisioned growing up nor is it the future I wish for my kids."

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    Praful Shah

    "Reading newspapers in a small, one room library in an Indian village was my lens to the outside world. I read about opulence and abundance beyond my imagination and abject poverty with starving children. From immigrating to the United States for college, taking the first right job, and to my early retirement, there have been many trials, tribulations and triumphs—each requiring the courage to travel across uncharted territories. "

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    Mirta Desir

    "Like most Haitian-Americans, I heard about the earthquake in Haiti from family, followed by the words, "turn on the news." For the first 12 hours I watched, listened, and grieved. But I could only do that briefly, because grieving can be done after helping the living. "

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    Kago Kagichiri

    "Being the CTO was all about tools and Slack and as little communication with my team as was needed—we were automation nerds who enjoyed chatting about the things that excited us. I didn’t realize spending most of my time with non-techies would be such a pivotal learning experience. I assumed that I knew the team better than my cofounder and that it would be a breeze."

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    FuMing and Elaine

    "In childhood, we both dreamed of living on the other side of the world. So when we met, we quickly asked each other: "Would you live abroad?" Eventually, we promised ourselves we'd move upon marriage. After our wedding, we began working for the first Internet startups and "life happened"—five tech companies and three kids later, we lived in Silicon Valley."

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    Gavin Armstrong

    "It often seems there's a general consensus that “complex problems need complex solutions,” and in my opinion this school of thought is the reason why problems are getting worse. Simple ideas and innovations, like cooking with a special piece of iron, can have a profound global impact. Let me explain."

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    Ayla Schlosser

    "I grew up in a household with a strong feminist mother, a supportive father, and with the understanding that I could do anything I put my mind to. Yet at 20 years old, I was unable to recognize or admit to myself or others that I was in an abusive relationship. I was able to extricate myself from that relationship, but it changed my perception of strength and the origin of confidence."

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    Toni Maraviglia

    "About three weeks after first conceiving Eneza, I made a decision. Over my first meal of the day, a banana split at 5pm, I called up the top-ten business school where I was enrolled and told them I wanted to cancel my enrollment. When they asked me why, I responded, “I have an idea, and it can change the lives of half a billion children. It’s important.""

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