about-us

Impact Engine is a 16-week accelerator program that supports for-profit businesses addressing today’s societal and environmental challenges. We empower entrepreneurs, mentors, and investors to make a collective impact on society by applying smart business principles to the world’s greatest problems.

Big Challenges = Big Opportunities

With 50 percent of the world living on less than $2.50 a day, [C]o2 concentrations at their highest levels in 650,000 years, and nearly seven billion people living on the planet, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by the obstacles facing our world. Yet, despite these struggles, we remain optimistic about our future. We believe in humanity’s ability to persevere through hard work and innovation. And most of all, we believe in the impact entrepreneur.

For centuries, inventors and thinkers have developed tools and solutions to meet the needs of everyday life. This concept is nothing new. However, with today’s technological advances, and a growing desire among global citizens to leave the world a better place, the makers of our time are in a unique position. The democratization of manufacturing through 3D printing, the open-source movement, and rapid advances in nanotechnology, robotics, energy, and the like, are disrupting the business world. We see an emerging group of impact entrepreneurs leading this disruption.

Impact entrepreneurs all across the globe are harnessing these emerging technologies to create profitable businesses that solve critical societal or environmental issues, from climate change to education to poverty and beyond. The impact entrepreneur doesn’t view global challenges as hopeless; they view them as opportunities. Opportunities to improve the human condition. Opportunities to do good and do well at the same time.

We’re here to help entrepreneurs turn these big challenges into big opportunities. Our accelerator program is designed to provide mission-focused startups with the capital, business resources, and network they need to build successful companies that positively impact the world.

Our Goal

We don’t believe in compromising impact for profits or vice versa. A fallacy exists that mission and profits are mutually exclusive, and we’re determined to change this mindset. If we’re successful, impact entrepreneurs will have access to the support they need; traditional entrepreneurs will start to include mission into their business models; and more investors will take note of the highly profitable opportunities that exist among impact companies.

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