Innovation Entrepreneurs Program

IC-SVN's Innovation Entrepreneurs Program identifies and supports diverse, innovative, and high-impact business leaders.

IC-SVN’s Innovation Entrepreneurs Program focuses on identifying women entrepreneurs, young entrepreneurs, and entrepreneurs of color who are leveraging business for the greater good.

Innovation Entrepreneurs are welcomed into the IC-SVN community, a network of influential, mission-driven business leaders and impact investors who support one another professionally and personally. As Innovation Entrepreneurs, emerging leaders gain access to people, resources, and ideas to help scale their organizations and deepen their impact.

"[IC-]SVN is the only community where I've found so many like-minded people, who have both the experience in building a viable business and who are committed to achieving social impact. That's what is unique about SVN—there are people who understand what you're trying to do and are genuinely interested in helping you."Frederick Hutson, CEO and Founder, Pigeonly

IC-SVN's Innovation Entrepreneurs Program is part of The Bridge Initiative, IC-SVN's long-term commitment to raising the profile of diverse entrepreneurs and bringing new insights to the mission-driven business movement.

Program Guidelines

Prospective Innovation Entrepreneurs must lead for-profit businesses with revenue (past year's revenue should not exceed $2 million); companies that have been fully operational for at least one year, but less than seven; and must complete an application to be considered for the program. Applications have not yet opened for 2019. 

Accepted applicants must commit to attending Bridging Profit & Purpose to participate in the Innovation Entrepreneurs program. This program is designed to welcome new members into the network. Current and former IC-SVN members/companies are not eligible to apply. A maximum of two senior leaders from an organization may apply. 

To be considered for future Innovation Entrepreneur cohorts, please email with your interest.

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