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What is Village Capital?
Village Capital believes in democratizing entrepreneurship by organizing unique 12-week startup accelerator programs in cities across the world. Village Capital is launching a program in Boston this Nov 2012. As an entrepreneur, you'll participate in a peer group of other promising enterprises, go through a program that will give you expert advising/mentoring, and be introduced to a network of top impact investors.
Why Village Capital?
At the end of the program, the entrepreneur cohort will assess one another--top-ranked enterprises will receive $50K in investment directly from Village Capital and a local investor. The best twist: the investment is selected by the entrepreneurs themselves!
What are we looking for?
We are especially interested in companies that fit the following general criteria:
For-profit, commercially-scalable business model with no organized round of financing (ideally working towards an angel round)
Can demonstrate customer validation and market potential
Information technology OR energy / environmental solutions
Focused on low-resource populations in the U.S. or emerging markets
Applications are due at the end of October 2012. If you are interested or have any questions, please contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks.