Application Deadline: 03/30/2022
Kansas City Social Venture Studio is a six-month program that is custom-designed for social entrepreneurs to grow their business and increase their community impact. The program offers a variety of benefits and opportunities that are designed to meet entrepreneurs at their unique stage of growth.
Programming includes business mentoring, cohort peer connections, curriculum focused on social impact, technical assistance, and more.
Kansas City Social Venture Studio (SVS) is an accelerator started by the Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City and Downtown Council of Kansas City, operated through Keystone Innovation District, and funded by The Sunderland Foundation.
SVS seeks social entrepreneurs with a compelling business model solving social, racial, and/or environmental problems. SVS will have a diverse cohort of leaders, including candidates who are BIPOC and/or female led.
- Full-time CEO of the organization
- Minimum viable product with revenue under $3 million
- Company legal status can be LLC, 501c3, L3C, etc. (no limitations, but cannot be solely dependent on philanthropy)
- Businesses are located in or are willing to relocate to Kansas City, Missouri
The program is open to different types of business structures, including nonprofit organizations. Nonprofits will qualify if they pursue revenue-generating activities that can scale and reduce their dependence on philanthropy.
I am from outside of Kansas City, Missouri, how long will I need to relocate?
We believe that you will fall in love with the Kansas City business and social impact community here and we hope you begin to call it home. However, the minimum requirement is that you relocate for one year post-program completion.
Official Website: Social Venture Studio Accelerator Program for Social Entrepreneurs