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REDF established the Accelerator to reach more early and growth-stage employment social enterprises. In addition to learning from REDF’s 20+ years of experience, Accelerator Fellows provide each other with peer mentorship, experience-based solutions, and inspiration born from a common purpose – to provide people striving to overcome employment barriers with the jobs and support they need to thrive.
As a member of the Accelerator, leaders become part of a cohort of like-minded peers that support and develop each other through the program and beyond. Our curriculum is delivered in partnership with +Acumen and functions like a “mini MBA” designed specifically for leaders of employment social enterprises. We cover traditional business topics including strategic planning, financial planning, and marketing while always keeping the mission of employing people overcoming barriers at the core of all programming.
The core curriculum focuses on the following key areas:
The Accelerator also equips Fellows with the tools and resources to:
If after reviewing this list, you have questions about whether you are eligible, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The application for the 2021 cohort will open in early June 2020.
Please review the REDF Accelerator FAQ.
Located around the country, Accelerator alumni are poised to make major moves in the employment social enterprise sector.
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I love the cohort model. All of the Accelerator Fellows are knowledgeable and really passionate about their work. We are becoming such a closely tied community, and I think every startup entrepreneur needs a community.
Jerelyn Rodriguez, Co-Founder and CEOThe Knowledge House
The Accelerator program feels like an MBA program designed for my nonprofit social enterprise. The depth and specificity of learning, and how relevant it has been to my work, is incredible.
Paul Fordham, Deputy Director of Homeward BoundWagster Treats
The community and networking that the Accelerator program offers is fantastic and so energizing. It’s incredible to meet people from across the country doing such phenomenal, impactful things.
Paige Pavalone, Executive DirectorMissoula Works
Being part of the Accelerator is going to help me take my social enterprise to the next level. I have learned so many new lessons and ideas – from other participants and the speakers – that I can take home and implement.
Justin Green, Founder and Executive DirectorBig Reuse
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