Early Childhood Accelerator
Improving the lives of low-income children ages 0 to 5 in the United States
Millions of kids from low-income families in the United States do not have access to the education, healthcare, and information they need to break the cycle of poverty. Yet studies show that early intervention can have long-lasting positive impact for children from low-income homes. The goal of the Early Childhood Accelerator was to support entrepreneurs with the training, mentorship, and capital they needed to scale their ventures.
In June 2016, we brought together 13 early-stage ventures, 30 hand-picked mentors, 28 relevant investors, and 11 additional stakeholders and experts, all deeply dedicated to improving outcomes in early childhood development. The week culminated in an Innovation Forum where 50+ diverse stakeholders worked together to identify key challenges in the space and collaborate on potential solutions, as well as an Investor Afternoon, where ventures met one-on-one with interested funders.