2020 National EmPOWERED to Serve Business Accelerator™
The business accelerator is uniquely positioned to help social entrepreneurs and innovators re-access their brand and mission during and post COVID-19 to make maximum impact in their communities.
2020 EmPOWERED to Serve Business Accelerator
The American Heart Association has championed health equity for all people for nearly a century. One way we’ve done that is by supporting social entrepreneurs as they work to transform the health and wellbeing of their communities.
Now more than ever, we are determined to eliminate racial and class disparities by redoubling our commitment to overcoming barriers to health, and to addressing social inequities. Participation in the accelerator provides candidates access to professionals to help with branding, purpose and mission discovery, design, program launches, storyboarding, model building and storytelling.
EmPOWERED to Serve Business Accelerator.
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.
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
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
Watch EmPOWERED to Serve in Action
Videos that reflect the powerful impact EmPOWERED to Serve has in the community.Stories that transform the world in which we live.
Second Empowered and Well Virtual Town Hall | Dr. Eduardo Sanchez, Dr. Jennifer Ellis, Pastor Sonjia Dickerson and Pastor Hosea Collins convened to continue the conversation about the impact of COVID-19 on our communities and what we can do to advocate for healthier, more equitable policies.
Inaugural Virtual Faith Community Town Hall meeting with Dr. Eduardo Sanchez, the AHA’s chief medical officer for prevention, and Pastor Sonjia B. Dickerson of Dayspring Family Church in Dallas.
Tamela Mann Talks Health Journey as heard on Get Up! Mornings with Erica Campbell
Watch highlights of the 2019 business accelerator candidates and their business solutions for health equity, social justice and longer, healthier, more productive lives.
Listen to Jeremy Goss speaking about The Link Market, which addresses food insecurity and transportation barriers by providing affordable groceries at metro stations.
Statement of Relationship
YWCA SBDC is collaborative partner of the American Heart Association’s EmPOWERED to Serve.