We are excited to announce the launch of our Fall 2023 DWeb for Social Impact Accelerator made possible through the support of Filecoin Foundation for the Decentralized Web (FFDW).
This program supports social enterprise startups led by BIPOC and women founders developing global solutions or services that leverage DWeb and Web3 technologies; blockchains, crypto-assets, artificial intelligence, machine learning, augmented reality, and meta-verses to increase access and equity across any industry sector.
Our past social impact tech cohort companies have addressed inequities in a wide range of sectors including future of work, healthcare, education, housing, mobility, voting.
“Through the DWeb for Social Impact Accelerator we are marrying activism with the decentralized web in a way that builds these startups and puts them at the forefront of solving society's toughest challenges… We want to see our creative tech economy founders playing a major role in building and benefiting from DWeb and Web3 for the greater good. This partnership with FFDW is a huge leap forward in that pursuit.” - Preston James, DivInc CEO
Throughout the accelerator, FFDW will work with the DivInc team on programming and thought leadership initiatives that will assist the founders in achieving their goals and successfully implementing their tools and resources for the greater good. They will also work one-on-one with the cohort founders to provide support for exploration of decentralized tools and technology to address specific barriers to growth that each company is facing.
Up to 10 companies will be accepted to the 12-week program which will run from September through November 2023 at The Ion in Midtown Houston. Upon completion of the program, each participating company will receive $10,000 in non-dilutive seed funding.
The Fall 2023 DWeb for Social Impact Accelerator supported by FFDW is also supported by Houston Premier Partners, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., Verizon, The Ion, and Mercury.
Applications for this program are open now. Apply here: https://www.divinc.org/focusareas/social-impact