Social Enterprise Accelerator

Have an idea for a social venture? Join our Idea Phase Accelerator! All community members are welcome.


Develop a business plan and initial metrics to measure the social and/or environmental impact of your venture

Conduct customer research and competitive market analysis

Create a minimum viable product that is ready to be tested by potential customers


Program details:

  • A three month entrepreneurship support program
  • Opportunity to receive small amounts of investment during the year, depending on the venture type and your progress
  • Opportunity to receive coaching from research team, community mentors, and staff members of SEI Lab
  • Opportunity to be matched with graduate-level interns from Washington University, depending on the venture type and your progress

Eligibility Requirements:

  • You have an idea for a revenue generating social enterprise
  • You have at least 10 hours per week to work on your venture
  • You are willing to attend monthly meet-ups
  • You are ready to complete “assignments” that will help you improve your venture
  • You are open to coaching and feedback from the SEI Lab team and your fellow cohort members

We accept applications on a rolling basis!

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