Calling All Digital Non-Profits: Visible Connect Accelerator Program Still Accepting Applications to Second Cohort
Visible’s Connect Accelerator Program Had Meaningful Impact on Over 4 Million Lives Last Year with the Help of Mobile Application Developers – Apply This Year by May 26th and Make Your Own Impact
For the second year, Visible, the first all-digital wireless carrier in the United States – and a Vlocity Communications Cloud customer, is accepting applications for the Visible Connect Accelerator Program. The deadline is May 26, so we encourage our friends in the non-profit and mobile tech communities to apply now.
The program, Visible writes, “is the first accelerator program in the country that focuses on bringing visibility to non-profits that are using the power of mobile technology to tackle critical societal issues.” In partnership with Uncharted, the program has had meaningful impact on over 4 million lives across the country in its first year.
Giving back is an important part of the technology community’s DNA. It’s just as important as innovating new ideas. We encourage everyone to join this program and do good with digital.
– Dan Ford, SVP and GM, Vlocity Communications and Media
Uncharted is a social impact accelerator working from offices in Denver, Colorado. To date, the organization has helped social entrepreneurs raise $252 million, create impact in 96 countries, and benefit 37 million lives around the world.
Among those receiving funding in Visible Connect’s inaugural year were a mobile app that helps feed those in need and provide services to help them become food secure; a platform that connects organizations with surplus medicine to patients in need; and a secure mobile app featuring real stories by real teens designed to modernize sex education.
Two additional organizations that were also part of the inaugural cohort received additional funding from national programs. Onward became a #communitiesthrivechallenge grantee and received support from the Rockefeller Foundation and Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. Talking Points received a Google grant as part of the Google AI impact challenge.
Visible Connect Accelerator Program is the only accelerator program in the country that focuses on bringing visibility to non-profits that are using the power of mobile technology to tackle critical societal issues.
“Giving back is an important part of the technology community’s DNA,” said Dan Ford, senior VP and general manager of Vlocity Communications and Media. “It’s just as important as innovating new ideas. We encourage everyone to join this program and do good with digital.”
About Visible Connect and Uncharted: Using Mobile Connectivity to Create Impact
The world has never been more connected, and for today’s social entrepreneurs, that’s a good thing. Visible, an app-based phone service, and Uncharted to create Visible Connect, a 9-month accelerator program committed to bringing clarity, connections, and capital to ventures that are creating impact through the power of mobile technology. The program will consist of in-person summits, online curriculum and support, mentorship teams, funder events, and technical expertise, enabling our nonprofits to scale.
Time is of the essence: Applications close at midnight on May 26. Winning ventures will be announced in July.