Collab Fall Accelerator

The Collab Accelerator is a 12-week program for entrepreneurs who want to create positive change in their communities by building unique businesses and organizations. 

The deadline to apply is September 1, 2019, 11:59pm. For further information on the program, tips on applying, and more, attend our info session on August 22 at 6pm. Email us at team@collabnewhaven.org or meet with us 1-on-1 here.

Collab provides accepted entrepreneurs with childcare during program times, transportation to and from sessions, and interpretation/translation of materials as needed.

The core pillars of the Accelerator are Access, Confidence, and Pathways

  • Access: Collab is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive entrepreneurial community, and encourages applications from people of color, women, immigrants, and LGBTQ+ communities. The program is open to for-profits, nonprofits, and hybrid models. 

  • Confidence: Through the weekly workshops, 1-on-1s, and the supportive community of the cohort, the program helps refine your idea, understand fundamental concepts, and build confidence together. 

  • Pathways: Collab works with you to build relationships with potential funders, service providers, and advisors to ensure our graduates feel supported beyond the 12 weeks in building and sustaining their organization. 

ACCEPTED ENTREPRENEURS RECEIVE: 

  • Workshops: A spot in a workshop series on leadership and entrepreneurship, including customer discovery, value propositions, business planning, legal 101, accounting 101, marketing 101, and more.

  • Funding: $1000 of funding to assist with costs

  • Weekly 1-on-1s: 1-on-1 coaching sessions for strategic goal setting and accountability

  • Mentor: A mentor from the Collab Mentor Network

  • Fundraising: Connections to potential funders post-program

  • Technical Assistance: Case-by-case pro bono services from our partners (legal, marketing, etc.)

  • Pitch Day: Opportunity to pitch in front of investors and community members.

ALL 2019 PROGRAM DATES (All Wednesdays at 5:30-8:00pm):

  • September 25 - Welcome & Orientation

  • October 2

  • October 9

  • October 16

  • October 23

  • October 30

  • November 6

  • November 13

  • November 20

  • November 27 - Thanksgiving Break (no in-person session)

  • December 4 - Pitch Day

  • December 11 - Final Celebration

Questions? Email us at team@collabnewhaven.org or meet with us 1-on-1 here.