Conscious Venture Lab (powered by SHIFT Ventures) aims to build "Companies that Matter" and plant the seeds of economic prosperity in the people and places that have been neglected in the past. Our award-winning Business Accelerator Program works with mission-driven companies that aim to change the way we live and work. By focusing on the larger impact, we can ensure great ideas are given the necessary resources to take flight. Our impact will magnify beyond simply profit margins and revenue shares; instead, reaching communities most in need.
When we prioritize business and capitalism as instruments of societal value, we can make our cities more just, joyous, equitable, sustainable, prosperous and profitable for all.
As leaders in Conscious Capitalism®, the incoming Conscious Venture Lab Cohort will continue our focus on urban resilience and smart cities technologies. This 16-week accelerator program will give your mission-driven business the funding, exposure
The Conscious Venture Lab was recently named one of the best startup accelerator programs in the U.S. by Alpha Gamma. This competitive shortlist featured just sixteen accelerator programs serving U.S. startups.
Conscious Venture Lab Cohort Five Launches August 2019
The United Nations estimates more than 2.5 billion people will move into urban areas by 2050. As cities grow, aging infrastructure will cost cities more than $300BB per year and 77 million urban residents will be pushed into poverty by 2030, according to a 2018 report by The World Bank.
We can alleviate this impending divide by using business as a conduit for good. As leaders in Conscious Capitalism®, the incoming Conscious Venture Lab cohort will continue building "Companies that Matter" who can solve complex societal problems and add resiliency to our cities.
The 16-week onsite program, located in West Baltimore at the Baltimore City Community College, will begin August 1,
Entrepreneurs/Companies accepted into the Conscious Venture Lab accelerator will receive:
Each cohort will be comprised of companies generating technological and business model advances that address chronic stresses in our cities, including but not limited to: healthcare, high unemployment, overtaxed civic infrastructure, intractable violence, and food and water shortages.
Ideal Cohort Candidates Are:
We have a high interest in identifying female and minority founders. All mission-driven entrepreneurs are encouraged to submit a pitch deck for consideration.
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