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GRAVITY is a virtual accelerator that harnesses the power of networks to ensure otherwise underestimated founders shine.

WHY GRAVITY:

We have heard from our entrepreneur community that more folks need support and in more specific ways.

GRAVITY is the next chapter of the Arthur & Toni Rembe Rock Social Innovation award, designed to get more entrepreneurs more value, more quickly.

While funding is a top priority for many founders, we also hear credibility, connections, capacity, and storytelling are also key areas where social entrepreneurs (especially those underrepresented in the later stages of entrepreneurship) need more robust resources.

That's where GRAVITY comes in.

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WHAT:

GRAVITY leverages the power of the Teach For America and Reinvention Lab networks to connect pilot- and launch- stage entrepreneurs with a community of peers, experts, and just-in-time resources to develop, launch, and fund new ventures.

FOR WHOM:

GRAVITY is a short-cycle (3 month) virtual accelerator for founders focused on learning innovation. It is positioned to support during key transitions in the entrepreneurial journey (specifically from pilot → launch, and launch → growing).

Introducing the Inaugural GRAVITY Cohort

GRAVITY is currently running its first pilot season (October-December, 2021).

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HOW:

GRAVITY is currently in its first pilot phase, incorporating these three entrepreneurial supports: 

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Idea Hub

Office Hours

Mastermind

Where founders showcase their thought leadership towards a radically different future of learning. Founders will receive support to tell dynamic, compelling stories of impact. The Reinvention Lab will disseminate these stories across their network.

Where founders gain industry wisdom in informal conversations with innovation leaders. This is a space for lessons, advice, and real-time mentorship that makes launching new ventures more accessible.

Where founders test their new products and ideas and get rapid feedback from the Reinvention Lab’s robust network of education stakeholders and investors.

WHEN:

Fall 2021

Early 2022

Spring 2022

The Fall 2021 pilot of GRAVITY is currently
in progress. View the cohort here.

Applications open for Spring 2022 GRAVITY cycle. Nominations accepted anytime (click the link below to nominate).

Next Cycle Begins

Know an entrepreneur who'd
be a great fit for GRAVITY?

Nominate them for the next cycle.

Questions? Contact Morgan Williams.

Nominate

Idea Hub Videos

As part of the inaugural GRAVITY cohort, future-of-learning founders gave a TED-style talk about their vision for the future of learning. Watch these short videos for big inspiration.

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Caitlin and Re/Scripted: Idea Hub Talk

When learning is reinvented, WHAT young people learn and HOW they learn it radically changes. Check out Caitlin's vision for the future of learning, and how's she executing it, in this series that features future-of-learning founders that were part of the inaugural GRAVITY accelerator cohort.

Caitlin and Re/Scripted: Idea Hub Talk

When learning is reinvented, WHAT young people learn and HOW they learn it radically changes. Check out Caitlin's vision for the future of learning, and how's she executing it, in this series that features future-of-learning founders that were part of the inaugural GRAVITY accelerator cohort.

Austin and Rhymes with Reason: Idea Hub Talk

When learning is reinvented, WHAT young people learn and HOW they learn it radically changes. Check out Austin's vision for the future of learning, and how's he is executing it, in this series that features future-of-learning founders that were part of the inaugural GRAVITY accelerator cohort.

Austin and Rhymes with Reason: Idea Hub Talk

When learning is reinvented, WHAT young people learn and HOW they learn it radically changes. Check out Austin's vision for the future of learning, and how's he is executing it, in this series that features future-of-learning founders that were part of the inaugural GRAVITY accelerator cohort.

Julius and St. Louis Black Authors of Children's Literature: Idea Hub Talk

When learning is reinvented, WHAT is being learned and HOW it's learned radically changes. Check out Julius's vision for the future of learning, and how's he is executing it, in this series that features future-of-learning founders that were part of the inaugural GRAVITY accelerator cohort.

Julius and St. Louis Black Authors of Children's Literature: Idea Hub Talk

When learning is reinvented, WHAT is being learned and HOW it's learned radically changes. Check out Julius's vision for the future of learning, and how's he is executing it, in this series that features future-of-learning founders that were part of the inaugural GRAVITY accelerator cohort.

Tania and Convivir Colorado: Idea Hub Talk

When learning is reinvented, WHO is centered in learning design radically changes. Check out Tania's vision for the future of learning, and how's she executing it, in this series that features future-of-learning founders that were part of the inaugural GRAVITY accelerator cohort.

Tania and Convivir Colorado: Idea Hub Talk

When learning is reinvented, WHO is centered in learning design radically changes. Check out Tania's vision for the future of learning, and how's she executing it, in this series that features future-of-learning founders that were part of the inaugural GRAVITY accelerator cohort.

Resources for Future-of-Learning Founders

Find more in the explore database and filter for "social entrepreneurs".

Nominate: GRAVITY

GRAVITY is a short-cycle accelerator specifically designed for educational innovators that are post-idea stage but pre-growth and scale. Nominate yourself or someone you know anytime. Cohorts are formed throughout the year. For: Founders leading the future of learning through their social venture.

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