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A Note from Rally: The Social Enterprise Accelerator

September 21 2018 • Ben Hoyer

{image:url:title}{image:url:title} Thank you to everyone that made it out to the summer Rally pitch event earlier this week. (And, if you weren’t there, you were missed!) Rally continues working towards building Orlando as a hub for social enterprise, and it’s evident to us that ideas to change the world can...

Five Local Entrepreneurs Pitch for $25K Investment During Social Enterprise Competition
Yaupon Brothers American Tea Co. Selected for Investment at Accelerator's "Shark Tank"-Style Pitch Event

September 18 2018 • CFF Team

{image:url:title}{image:url:title} ORLANDO, Fla. – (September 18, 2018) – In an effort to create positive change by supporting local social entrepreneurs, Rally: The Social Enterprise Accelerator selected Yaupon Brothers American Tea Co. for an opportunity to receive a $25,000 investment. The company will use the funds to further their social mission by...

RALLY: THE SOCIAL ENTERPRISE ACCELERATOR ANNOUNCES SUMMER COHORT
Program selects six finalists for mentorship and resources

June 06 2018 • CFF Team

{image:url:title}{image:url:title} ORLANDO, Fla. – (June 6, 2018) – Rally: The Social Enterprise Accelerator today announces the six finalists to participate in its summer cohort. The six enterprises include: Yaupon Brothers Tea, Visable, Front Row Charities, Playground City, Nexus Impact, and Orlando Together. Rally received applications from nonprofit and for-profit entities....

EIGHT LOCAL ENTREPRENEURS VIE FOR $25,000 INVESTMENT DURING SOCIAL ENTERPRISE COMPETITION
Omnimodal Wins Local Accelerator’s Inaugural “Shark Tank”-Style Pitch Event

March 16 2018 • CFF Team

{image:url:title}{image:url:title} ORLANDO, Fla. – (March 16, 2018) – In an effort to create positive change by nurturing local social entrepreneurs, Rally: The Social Enterprise Accelerator recently awarded a $25,000 investment to Omnimodal. The company will use the funds toward its mission of making public transportation easier for everyone. Omnimodal competed with...

Take the First Step

November 01 2017 • Rachel Calderon

{image:url:title}{image:url:title} This editorial piece was featured in the November 2017 issue of The Park Press. Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The mass shooting in Las Vegas. The wildfires in California. Never has there seemed to be so much need here in Central Florida and elsewhere. It can feel overwhelming. Now,...

Central Florida Social Enterprise Accelerator Announces First Cohort
First-of-its kind program selects nine finalists for mentorship and resources

October 19 2017 • CFF Team

{image:url:title}{image:url:title} ORLANDO, Fla. – (October 19, 2017) – Central Florida Social Enterprise Accelerator today announces the nine finalists of its inaugural cohort. The nine companies include: The Mustard Seed of Central Florida, SnapGood, Outcome Funding, Omni, Hebni Nutrition Consultants, Florida Abolitionist, Fleet Farming, EcoSpears, and Big Mountain Data. The...

How "Giving Back" Gets Down to Business

July 13 2017 • Rachel Calderon

{image:url:title}{image:url:title} This editorial was featured in the July 2017 issue of The Park Press. Ever since smart phones entered our lives just over ten years ago, the world as we knew it began to change. The phenomena of social media had begun a few years prior with the launch of...

Central Florida Foundation Announces Social Enterprise Accelerator to Drive Creation of New Businesses that Solve Community Issues
First-of-its kind program will connect emerging leaders to mentors, investors, resources

June 21 2017 • CFF Staff

{image:url:title}{image:url:title} ORLANDO, Fla. – (June 21, 2017) –Central Florida Foundation today launched the Social Enterprise Accelerator – connecting entrepreneurs with resources, funding and mentors to help them build their ideas into self-sustainable ventures that solve pressing community issues. The first program of its kind in Central Florida, this initiative will...

Central Florida Foundation Launches Social Enterprise Initiative with Local Entrepreneurs

July 21 2014

ORLANDO, Fla. — July 21, 2014 — Harbor House of Central Florida will be able to take its online domestic violence training program to the next level, thanks to Central Florida Foundation’s new Entrepreneurs in Action (EIA) initiative. Through the EIA’s first assistance process, a group of Central Florida...