GroundFloor Startup Accelerator Finalists Announced by Dallas Morning News! (Source)
The GroundFloor, the Dallas United Way’s social innovation fund, is holding pitch day Thursday to select its newest fellows of social entrepreneurs.
The GroundFloor accelerator program, launched last year, provides social enterprises seed capital, mentors and connections to corporate donors and service providers.
So far, the program has funded five startups, including Dallas nonprofit Cafe Momentum, which provides culinary training and internships for at-risk youths.
The GroundFloor expects to select two to three fellows for its second class. The finalists are:
- Clay Piggy: An online platform to teach financial tools to kids.
- Hogg’s Automotive Training Academy: A neighborhood-based job skills training in the automotive repair field for South Dallas at-risk youth.
- Prepify: A free, online SAT prep and college application process navigation assistance targeted at lower-income high school students.
- Second Saturday: A non-profit that provides skill training and fair wage jobs to felons and ex-gang members in West Dallas.
- Upswing: A community college student retention program centered around 24/7 online tutoring.
- Veterans Moving America: A movig company that employs exclusively veterans and is structured to provide a smooth transition from active duty to civilian life.