Into the Uncharted: Tackling Urban Poverty
November 30, 2017
Last summer, we proposed a new idea: What would happen if we funded projects that fix systemic urban issues?
We teamed up with The Rockefeller Foundation, who is deeply invested in urban innovation, to launch the Future Cities Accelerator (FCA) and find out if there is a way to systematize how we learn to solve problems our U.S. cities face.
In January, we announced the ten ventures who would participate in the 9-month program, which included a $100,000 grant, 5-day in-person bootcamp, on-going support from financial architects, leadership and fundraising coaches, a mentorship team, and a ticket to SOCAP, the world’s leading conference on impact investing and social enterprise.
The program has officially ended, preliminary data has been collected (stay tuned for the long-term value still to come), and many genuine connections have been had.
AND. There was an additional value add that ended up being one of the most important offerings for our cohort. Read the rest on Medium to find out.