The first and only of its kind in the Greater Cincinnati Area, the SE CINCY Elevator is a 15-week accelerator for social entrepreneurs to take their minimal viable product/service to the next level. Modeled after local tech accelerators such as The Brandery, Ocean, and UpTech, SE CINCY Elevator provides social enterprises with curriculum, resources, and mentors to help them get their footing in order to connect to talent, gain introductions to customers, and find access to capital. This Year our area of focus is women’s empowerment and we are seeking businesses that impact women in areas such as (but not limited to) gender equity in compensation, creating financial sustainability, and advocating for workplace gender issues and gender-related sexual violence. Unfortunately, we are no longer accepting applications to join our 2018 Cohort.
Some important dates:
Welcome to Elevator
2019 Demo Day
12-Week Accelerator Program
Weekly meetings that include presentations, workshops, and speakers designed to advance every aspect of your business
One-on-one mentoring with professionals in the Cincinnati area
Opportunity to pitch to Impact Investors from across the region at the conclusion of the program
Online modules and in-person instruction that incorporates curriculum specifically tailored for social enterprise
Learning from other social entrepreneurs in the program who are with you every step of the way
Connection to Flywheel Social Enterprise Hub’s network of volunteers, professionals, and supporters eager to help your company develop
SE CINCY Community
Network with other social entrepreneurs in Cincinnati, including our past cohorts of elevator participants
Access to co-working space at Union Hall, the epicenter of entrepreneurial ecosystem here in Cincinnati
Every participating company will leave with a clear business model, financing plan, customer development plan, polished elevator pitch
Additional Program Benefits
- Elevator-specific programming & communications
- Secure and Accessible Wi-Fi
- Free coffee and tea
- Services & expertise of our team
- Access to a community of subject matter experts
- Convenient location near the Cincinnati Bell Connector and a Cincinnati RedBike Cycle Station
- Regular social events and happy hours to engage with the community
The Application Process
Build Your Profile
We use F6S.com to manage our the Elevator application process. Get started today by creating an account for your business, yourself and your co-founders.
Apply on F6S
We will be reviewing applications for SE CINCY Elevator through Mid-August.
Chat with Us
We want to hear from you! After submitting your application, you will sign up for a time to come in and chat with us so we can get to know you better.
The final selection will occur in late August. We will announce our new SE CINCY Elevator 2018 Cohort by early September.