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 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. 


  • 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 or meet with us 1-on-1 here.