Social Impact Tech

5 Things to Know Before Applying to DivInc's DWeb for Social Impact Tech Accelerator

Applications for the Fall 2023 DWeb for Social Impact Accelerator are due Friday, July 14th!

by Lara Adekeye

We are excited to review applications for the Fall 2023 DWeb for Social Impact Accelerator supported by Filecoin Foundation for the Decentralized Web!

Last week we held our DWeb for Social Impact Founder Fireside Chat in partnership with Filecoin Foundation for the Decentralized Web to share more about the accelerator program. For those who were unable to join us or need a refresher, read below for 5 key things to know before applying.     

1. DivInc supports for-profit tech enabled companies with a MVP (Minimum Viable Product) already built.

To participate, we require that all applicants are for-profit tech enabled companies with a MVP (Minimum Viable Product) developed. We are also interested in early stage startups that are venture backable. Currently, DivInc does not support non-profit organizations, consultants, or firms.

2. The Social Impact Tech Accelerator is a 12 week accelerator program. 

Our program is a free 12 week accelerator, beginning in Mid September with cohort members participating both in-person and virtually. We start off the first couple of weeks of the accelerator by solidifying the foundations of your company then work to ensure that you have everything you need to run your company beyond the 12 week accelerator program. To ensure you get the most out of your experience, full participation throughout the 12 week program is required.

3. We are interested in founders who are looking for growth!

At DivInc, we're not looking to be impressed by how much you know, but rather by how much you are open to growing and learning! Our 12 week accelerator will include curriculum and workshops led by subject matter experts. With a cohort of up to 10 companies, we are ready to give our founders individualized support and design the curriculum to match your unique needs and goals. We are looking to work with founders who are excited to have our team pour into them and their companies!

4. We want to know what you’re passionate about. 

We are excited about companies thinking about decentralized technologies in innovative ways. Whether you’re passionate about building ideas using the decentralized web to address storage, to solve local problems, or to provide global solutions, we are looking for founders using emerging technologies to create impact and thinking about the future of decentralized tech in multidimensional ways. 

5. Look forward to building a community! 

Throughout the accelerator we provide weekly workshops, alumni lunches, online forums, and access to events in Houston and throughout the larger tech ecosystem. Being a part of the DivInc community with other founders, mentors, and investors will serve as a great support system and network throughout the accelerator and beyond as alumni of the program.

DivInc’s DWeb for Social Impact Accelerator in partnership with Filecoin for the Decentralized Web supports startups led by BIPOC and women founders leveraging emerging technologies within the decentralized web and web3 to address issues of inequity in sectors including but not limited to healthcare, education, housing, accessibility for those with a disability, and racial injustice.