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Apply For Spring 2019 Cohort

Affordability and Workforce Development together AT LAST! In 2019, we are shifting to respond to the need and desire of our community and stakeholders! Because of the success of the previous cohorts AND the desire expressed from them and funders/community stakeholders, each cohort will have the opportunity to include ventures focused on both affordability and workforce development. By putting the ventures in the SAME cohort, it will facilitate more partnered and collaborative work across issue areas.

ACC Details Intro

Participants will benefit from Impact Hub’s strong network of organizations and experts working in Austin’s housing sector as well as one-­on-one intensive coaching, a peer cohort model, and expertly developed sessions created to produce sustainable solutions to Austin’s affordable housing issue.

You Should Apply If*…

YOU HAVE…

  • …A desire to change Austin’s affordability problem
  • …Identified a good Problem-Solution fit: your solution can actually have a meaningful impact on the problem
  • …The skills and background necessary to be able to deliver your solution
  • …The ability to measure your impact and track progress against it
  • …A plan for the next twelve months with clear goals and outputs, fully aware that both are probably wrong
  • …Are based in Austin, TX and want to learn from, contribute to and build with a cohort of locally-based peers

YOU NEED…

  • …Consistent encouragement, inspiration and practical tools.
  • …Dedicated time, mentoring and tailored support as you test and build your impact and business models
  • …Specialist advice from other successful ventures and relevant experts
  • …Powerful connections, including to customers, beneficiaries, potential partners, funders, talent and other locally-based peers like you
  • …Help recruiting, building and engaging your board

*Huge thanks to the UnLtd USA team for sharing templates, inspiration & best practices as we have built this process and program.

What You Get As A Participant*

SPACE TO WORK AND PLAY

Impact Hub North and South are open to you.  Our community, our amenities, our coffee, and swings!  Having you all in our buildings increases the opportunity for collaborative work and serendipitous connections.

SUPPORTIVE CULTURE AND BELONGING

We believe that the impact is made most immediately and readily by the culture that is built. We create impact in your life as an individual and the community at large by ensuring we build a culture of belonging, trust and excellence.

NETWORK AND CONNECTIONS
Bringing together a city’s top mentors, advisors, and industry experts, we help you identify and pull in the talent you need to succeed, including customers, beneficiaries, potential partners, funders and talent.

COACHING AND TRAINING

Drawing on the skills and expertise of our team, our network of Mentors and your own cohort members, we provide customized coaching and a series of trainings in key skills for venture and impact success.

*Huge thanks to the UnLtd USA team for sharing templates, inspiration & best practices as we have built this process and program.