Cox Enterprises announced Monday the inaugural class of Techstars Social Impact Accelerator, a three-month program in Atlanta designed to provide mentoring, funding and global connections for 10 for-profit social impact startups.
Three out of the 10 startups selected are based in Atlanta: Make Music Count, Civic Dinners and EnMass Energy.
Each company selected will receive mentorship from Cox business leaders and experts to help entrepreneurs bring their ideas to market, grow their networks and scale their early-stage startups. The cohort will pitch their companies at a Demo Day showcase on April 29.
“This class represents a rich diversity of creative thinkers, practical problem-solvers and committed entrepreneurs who are driven by purpose and compelled to make a difference,” Barry Givens, managing director of Techstars Social Impact, said in a statement. “It is precisely this kind of diversity of thought, perspective and conviction that powers sustainable change.”