The Impact Accelerator is a 4-month program designed to provide entrepreneurs with access to the knowledge, networks, and resources they need to grow their businesses and their impact. Our program focuses on connecting you to early stage customers and industry-specific experts and mentors, and on providing you with coaching along important start-up milestones.

The Impact Accelerator was recently a winner of the U.S. Small Business Administration Growth Accelerator Competition, and was the only Connecticut accelerator to receive the award in 2015.

 

Venture Showcase

reSET is celebrating the conclusion of its 2017 Accelerator program by hosting a Venture Showcase to show off all of the talented entrepreneurs and innovative and impactful businesses from the 2017 Cohort on May 17th at the Mark Twain House and Museum. The cohort’s top startups will also compete for $30K in unrestricted funding.

Three “reSET Impact Awards” valued at $10k, $6K and $4K will be awarded, and a “Tech Impact Award” valued at $10K will be given by our Founding Partner The Walker Group.

THE EVENING WILL CONSIST OF:

1.  Company tabling expo with cash bar & hors d’oeuvres. 
2.  5-minute, spirited pitches from the cohort’s top seven ventures.

3.  Some of Greater Hartford’s best networking with the many entrepreneurs, reSET program alumni, corporate partners, and investors who attend this exciting event each year.

THE EVENING WILL CONSIST OF:

1.  Company tabling expo with cash bar & hors d’oeuvres. 
2.  5-minute, spirited pitches from the cohort’s top seven ventures.

3.  Some of Greater Hartford’s best networking with the many entrepreneurs, reSET program alumni, corporate partners, and investors who attend this exciting event each year.

What We Offer

The program takes place over the course of 4 months, and is designed for flexibility. Participants attend 4 summits, built to cover core components of start-up development through a combined curriculum of seminars, panel discussions, and hands-on workshops. In addition, reSET offers dozens of optional workshops which cover a diverse range of topics related to business and social enterprise. The program also features numerous structured and unstructured opportunities to work with mentors and advisors from reSET’s network.

The quality of your network is vital to the success of your venture. Through our accelerator, you’ll have access to hundreds of mentors, potential funders, industry experts, peers, and business professionals. We also actively leverage our network to connect you to early stage customer

We provide access to our coworking space, all of our events for 1 year, and full immersion into our vibrant and innovative community. Our coworking space provides vital back-end infrastructure, including office amenities, as well as access to a suite of free expert office hours in tech, accounting, legal, marketing, and economic development.

Through a structured cohort experience, you will get the chance to immerse yourself in a collaborative peer environment. Problem solve with fellow entrepreneurs in a think-tank setting, designed to harness the collective creativity and expertise of the entire cohort.

The quality of your network is vital to the success of your venture. Through our accelerator, you’ll have access to hundreds of mentors, potential funders, industry experts, peers, and business professionals. We also actively leverage our network to connect you to early stage customer

We provide access to our coworking space, all of our events for 1 year, and full immersion into our vibrant and innovative community. Our coworking space provides vital back-end infrastructure, including office amenities, as well as access to a suite of free expert office hours in tech, accounting, legal, marketing, and economic development.

Through a structured cohort experience, you will get the chance to immerse yourself in a collaborative peer environment. Problem solve with fellow entrepreneurs in a think-tank setting, designed to harness the collective creativity and expertise of the entire cohort.

Apply

Applications for the Spring 2017 Accelerator are closed at this time.


Applications are currently open for the Winter 2018 Accelerator, scheduled to run from January to May.  Click here to apply. 

We will be holding information sessions in October and November for potential applicants. Fill out the Request More Information form to be notified about these sessions.

Orientation and Kick-off Night   –   January TBD

Summit I  –  January TBD

Summit II  –  February TBD

Summit III  –  March TBD

Summit IV  –  April TBD

Venture Showcase  –  May TBD

 

Interested in participating in our next Impact Accelerator cohort? Sign up for updates and we’ll let you know when we will be holding information sessions!

Impact Accelerator More Info
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Applications for the Spring 2017 Accelerator are closed at this time.


Applications are currently open for the Winter 2018 Accelerator, scheduled to run from January to May.  Click here to apply. 

We will be holding information sessions in October and November for potential applicants. Fill out the Request More Information form to be notified about these sessions.

Orientation and Kick-off Night   –   January TBD

Summit I  –  January TBD

Summit II  –  February TBD

Summit III  –  March TBD

Summit IV  –  April TBD

Venture Showcase  –  May TBD

 

Interested in participating in our next Impact Accelerator cohort? Sign up for updates and we’ll let you know when we will be holding information sessions!

Impact Accelerator More Info
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