Inglis Community Services
Inglis Impact Accelerator
The Inglis Impact Accelerator is dedicated to fostering a more accessible and inclusive world by investing in entrepreneurs within, and allies to, the disability community with disruptive ideas and business ventures.
In the Spring of 2024, the Inglis Impact Accelerator will run a 15-week virtual program concluding with a dynamic virtual pitch event.
Throughout the program, six businesses will refine their concepts, attract and engage customers, and optimize sales funnels through interactive webinars, workshops, and one-on-one and group coaching sessions.
At least one founding team member should expect to spend at least 4-6 hours per week participating in programming and dedicated work efforts for the 15-week program.
The accelerator invites Pennsylvania-based business owners who have identified target markets and created minimum viable products/services or prototypes to apply no later than March 29, 2024.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis if received by the priority deadline, March 15, 2024. The program does not require a legal business entity to apply, but we are seeking businesses that plan to file soon if they haven’t already.
Accepted businesses pay a $250 enrollment fee (with need-based financial support available). Successful program completion, including participation in the pitch event, qualifies each business for a cash prize thanks to Highmark Wholecare.
Businesses interested in learning more about the application process and program may register to attend a virtual information session about the Inglis Impact Accelerator on March 7 at 6:30 pm EST or March 21 at 12:00 pm EST by following this link (link opens in a new window).
Please note: This year, the Inglis Impact Accelerator’s cohort programming has two main goals: to support innovative ideas and to support founders with disabilities. Our rigorous selection process will prioritize ideas in three core areas—housing accessibility, assistive technology, and innovative healthcare models, as well as founders who identify as having a disability. All businesses with innovative ideas are encouraged to apply regardless of sector or disability status.