Visible Connect accelerator program choses nine nonprofit startups to receive technology, mentorship, specialized coaching resources, and seed funding
Press Release – DENVER (July 24, 2018) – Visible, an app-based mobile phone service, today announced Visible Connect, a social good program designed to expedite growth for early- to mid-stage nonprofit startups. Operating at the heart of Visible’s mission, Visible Connect is an accelerator program centered around mobile technology, providing mentorship, coaching, increased visibility, and funding to selected entrepreneurs.
“Connectivity empowers today’s world; we know this, it’s why we started Visible,” said Rebecca Haugland, member engagement lead at Visible. “We saw an opportunity to make a deeper impact across communities, so we developed Visible Connect to empower early- to mid-stage nonprofit startups at a crucial time in their development. By providing a foundation for future success, the program empowers entrepreneurs, allowing them to change their communities through mobile technology.”
In partnership with Uncharted, an accelerator that tackles social problems, Visible Connect searched nationwide for mobile technology innovators. After a rigorous review process of more than 100 applications, Visible Connect chose the following organizations to participate in the first class:
Visible Connect kicks off with a bootcamp where each nonprofit startup meets with a curated group of qualified mentors, selected for that specific organization’s needs. Mentors in the first bootcamp, held Aug. 13-17, 2018, in Denver, Colorado, include Chris Maliwat, former product manager at Netflix and Facebook, and Kerry Suddes, partner at For Impact, a fundraising firm that’s raised over $2 billion, as well as other world-class executives.
In addition to mentorship and customized coaching, each nonprofit startup will receive $10,000 in funding from Visible.
“Visible wanted to do more to impact communities via mobile technology than just provide funding to these organizations,” said Emily Scott, program director at Uncharted. “This refreshing perspective is why we are so excited to partner with Visible to bring Visible Connect to life. Visible Connect is designed to deliver expertise and mentorship, in addition to funds, directly to the entrepreneurs addressing society’s biggest issues, and we couldn’t be more excited about the potential for impact from our inaugural cohort”
Each Visible Connect accelerator program will culminate with a two-day, in-person Funder Summit. At the summit, each participating nonprofit will have the opportunity to demonstrate the organizational improvements made throughout the nine-month Visible Connect program in a pitch to secure additional funding from relevant investors. For more information about Visible Connect, visit Visible.com.
Visible is a new, entirely digital, app-based phone service that runs on Verizon’s 4G LTE network. The company is owned by Verizon and operates independently out of its Denver, CO, headquarters. For more information, go to www.visible.com or search for it in the app store.
Uncharted scales and connects organizations to tackle social problems through accelerating ventures, connecting people and organizations, and empowering others to create impact through world-class curriculum and workshops. Learn more at www.uncharted.org.
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