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Fwd: Code for America Now Recruiting Startups for Civic Startup Accelerator

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Sent on: Monday, April 16, 2012 10:54 AM
This sounds like an exciting opportunity!

Code for America Now Recruiting Startups for 
Nation’s First Civic Startup Accelerator
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Code for America's Now Recruiting Startups
for Civic Startup Accelerator
Starting today Code for America is officially accepting applications for its civic startup accelerator. The accelerator is designed to disrupt the massive $140 billion government IT market and provide new and better services to citizens.
This first-of-its-kind, four-month program will "turbo-charge" select civic startups by providing them a springboard to amplify market awareness of their product, additional funding, business mentoring specific to the “government 2.0” space, and introductions to a broad network of civic leaders and potential investors. Code for America has recruited experienced telecommunications and consumer software entrepreneur Ron Bouganim as program director. 
Applications will be accepted starting today until June 1:
The accelerator has an estemed list of mentors and advisors including CTO of the United States Aneesh ChopraCaterina Fake, co-founder of Flickr and Pinwheel, Peter Schwartz, author and founder of the Global Business Network, and Ron Conway, angel investor and partner at SV Angel. (Read the full list.)
How the Accelerator works:
  • Three to five companies will be selected to participate in the program
  • The program will run for four months, beginning August 1, 2012
  • Each team will be granted $25,000 in funding as well as access to CfA office space for the term
  • Teams will receive guidance from high-profile civic and industry mentors and advisors
  • Teams can reside anywhere in the country, but will gather in San Francisco one week a month for “retreats” featuring intensive training and networking
Twitter: @codeforamerica, #cfaaccelerator
Sample Tweet: Accelerate government: Apply for the @codeforamerica Startup Accelerator: #cfaaccelerator
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