We think Austin has the potential to be the best place in the country for changemakers to begin their journey as social entrepreneurs. Our city has the soul of a creative misfit, a lense for impact and giving back, and a range of startup resources that pull hundreds to move here every week. But there is a gap. A big one. And it’s time to start closing it.
In 2016 we hosted our first ever SparkImpact in collaboration with Urban Co-Lab and Plus Social Good. This year, we're bringing it back, with even more energy. Here's a snapshot from the first event, you might recognize yourself from this photobooth!
Join us march 17th
Join us on March 17th for Spark Impact 2018. We will be facilitating a conversation that starts at this event and continues on long after. It is our goal to spark collaborations, transparency and most of all clarity for the thousands of social entrepreneurs in our city as they pursue the change they want to make.
spark a change
Are you a changemaker? Are you ready to explore social entrepreneurship? There is no right answer, you just need to bring a readiness to show up and explore your own path. Apply now for the spring cohorts, this year we're offering cohorts in Austin and online for our friends outside central Texas.
become an ally
Do you manage a business or program that supports under-represented changemakers, or provides opportunities for established or up and coming entrepreneurs?
From community groups to funders to coworking spaces and beyond these organizations are committed to supporting changemakers along their journey. So if you're looking around wondering who your allies are, start here!