Nonprofits using mobile tech to solve social issues are eligible to apply through May 26th
DENVER, May 01, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Visible, the all-digital phone service backed by Verizon, announced today that applications are open for the Visible Connect Accelerator Program. Now in its second year, the program aims to support nonprofits that are changing their communities through mobile technology, tackling critical issues such as hunger, housing, affordable medicine, and more.
Nonprofits accepted to the Visible Connect Accelerator Program will receive a $15,000 financial grant in addition to free mobile devices and phone service through Visible for one year. The program offers direct leadership coaching and mentorship so that founders and executives can grow and scale their organizations. Additionally, the Visible Connect Accelerator Program provides accepted nonprofits with access to a network of experts who can provide insight around technology, marketing, and infrastructure.
“Visible is entrepreneurial at its core. Even before we launched our product, we kicked off the Visible Connect Accelerator Program to empower tech-focused nonprofit ventures across the country,” said Miguel Quiroga, CEO of Visible. “The accelerator program will enrich organizations that are leveraging the power of mobile tech by helping them develop advanced business strategies, which will set them up for continued growth and success.”
The inaugural 2018 Visible Connect Accelerator Program cohort was comprised of nine nonprofits, including CareerVillage.org, Feeding Children Everywhere, IssueVoter, Onward Financial, and others. Collectively, these companies meaningfully impacted more than four million lives.
“Our program is an important way for us to support nonprofits and reimagine how social responsibility fits into our core values as a company,” said Meagan Dorsch, Head of Social Good for Visible. “It’s more than just a grant. Our research has shown that new organizations are seeking more meaningful support, and with the Visible Connect Accelerator Program, we are meeting their needs every step of the way.”
Visible will continue to partner with Uncharted, a 501(c)(3) organization, to host and run the accelerator. Since 2009, Uncharted has helped social entrepreneurs raise $252 million, create impact in 96 countries, and benefit 37 million lives.
Applications will be open through May 26th. More information can be found at www.visible.com/connect.
Backed by Verizon, Visible is the first all-digital wireless carrier in the US, offering unlimited text, talk, data, and hotspot, with speeds up to 5 Mbps, all running on Verizon’s 4G LTE Network. Visible is fundamentally changing the way consumers get, pay for, and manage their phone service. For more information, go to www.visible.com or search for it in the App Store or the Play Store.
Uncharted is a social impact accelerator that builds coordinated movements of people to tackle problems from all angles. We partner with corporations, foundations, and governments to launch initiatives that connect those working on the same problem and help them go to scale. To date, Uncharted has helped social entrepreneurs raise $252 million, create impact in 96 countries, and benefit 37 million lives.
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