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.
Trained 38 social entrepreneurs
who want to help improve
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.
These stories feature the critical impact the Business Accelerator Alumni in local communities nationwide.
Unique market ensures St. Louis gets its 'medicine' – healthy food
2019 Alumni Jeremy Goss - The Link
Heart attack survivors can thank her dad for new recovery tools
2018 Alumni Dr. Francoise Marvel - Corrie Health
Tamela Mann Talks Health Journey as heard on Get Up! Mornings with Erica Campbell
2019 Business Accelerator Sizzle Reel
1st Business Accelerator Recipient
2nd Business Accelerator Recipient