2020 National EmPOWERED to Serve Business Accelerator 

Providing training and funding to organizations to increase their health impact.

2020 EmPOWERED to Serve Business Accelerator

If you’re dedicated to solving your community’s most complex health issues, we want to meet you! The 2020 EmPOWERED to Serve Business Accelerator  is recruiting the next wave of social entrepreneurs and health innovators committed to improving community health. 

What is the Business Accelerator?

The Accelerator is an opportunity for those improving health and well-being in communities to receive training and funding for critical work that will have a positive, long-lasting impact on community health. 

The Business Accelerator's Mission

We’re empowering social entrepreneurs, strengthening organizations and investing in collaborative solutions to build powerful relationships to tackle community health challenges.

Since we launched four years ago we have:

Made a health impact through organizations that address food insecurity, transportation, access to healthcare, STEM, youth education and more.

Gardener in front of his community garden

Trained 38 social entrepreneurs
who want to help improve
communities.

Gardener in front of his community garden

Provided almost
$500,000 in
grant funding.

Meet the  2019 EmPOWERED to Serve Business Accelerator innovators

First-place recipient Russell Fearon was awarded a $50,000 grant plus an additional $5,000 for receiving the most fan votes for his diabetes management wearable device.

Second-place recipient Jeremy Goss received a $20,000 grant in support of The Link Market, which addresses food insecurity and transportation barriers by providing affordable groceries at metro  stations.  

Alumni Impact

These stories feature the critical impact the Business Accelerator Alumni in local communities nationwide.

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