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Impact Hub Austin announces Affordability Accelerator for Fall 2018
August 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm - Free
Impact Hub Austin announces its next accelerator project, its second Affordability Accelerator program. Coming right off the energy and momentum of the Workforce Development Accelerator, the social impact enterprise is once again putting the focus on affordability in Austin in fall 2018. On Aug. 1, applications for the Affordability Accelerator will open for interested ventures, and the program will kick off with a launch event at Impact Hub North Lamar, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., featuring words from Austin’s Mayor Steve Adler. The event is free and open to the community – tickets and more event info can be found here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/impact-hubs-affordability-accelerator-launch-tickets-48068554340
Impact Hub Austin’s Affordability Accelerator is a three-month program focusing on advocacy, innovation, and financing to keep Austin (diversely) weird and affordably engineered. The program brings together Austin-based teams and ventures to help sustainably address Austin’s affordability challenges. Impact Hub works with civic, tech and real estate industries to create these ideas and solutions and the members of the accelerator cohort not only learn and work together during the program, but also learn and work with mentors, industry leaders and experts. Applications are available online here: https://www.impacthubaustin.com/affordability-accelerator-application. Supporting sponsors for the Affordability Accelerator include Google & JP Morgan Chase, BuildFax, Capital Plus Financial and Noble Capital.
At the accelerator launch event, there will be a chance to network with people from different industries interested in tackling Austin’s affordability challenges and create meaningful opportunities to connect with subject matter experts. There will also be a chance to hear words from Mayor Adler on this issue and how our local government is addressing these problems. To learn more about the Affordability Accelerator, or this event, please see here: http://www.impacthubaustin.com/accelerator/affordability
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