EmPOWERED to Serve Business Accelerator™

Making a health impact in communities through providing entrepreneurs with equitable access to resources and funding.

The business accelerator is a program for entrepreneurs, businesses and non-profit organizations making a health impact in US communities. The accelerator provides access to valuable and actionable knowledge as well as funding for businesses to achieve success and sustainability.

2023 Accelerators

Check back often as more local market accelerators are announced.


The National Business Accelerator application window is open. Accepted candidates will vie for up to $75,000 in grant funding.


The Minnesota Business Accelerator 2023 application period has closed. Finalists will be announced in the coming months.

Driving change through health justice in communities

Through our training and grant program, you will test, validate, and activate innovation in real-time with the support of a team of mentors. Training will span subjects such as finance and fundraising, branding and marketing, behavioral psychology, design thinking methodologies, and customer experience design.

Since we launched seven years ago, we have made a health impact through organizations that address food insecurity, transportation, access to healthcare, STEM, youth education and more.

Over $1.1M

provided in grant funding

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social entrepreneurs and organizations have received training

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U.S. states impacted

Hear from our alumni on how the accelerator program impacted their business.

Explore our past accelerators

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EmPOWERED Innovation Academy

Explore our online learning platform with more ways to grow and scale your business. It's also another great way for us to get to know you as an applicant.