Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Do Good Challenge Accelerator Applications Open!

Applications for the Do Good Challenge Accelerator Fund (previously Booster Fund) Applications are now open! Applications are due October 19. Access the application here.

Cool, What’s the Do Good Challenge Accelerator?
The Do Good Challenge Accelerator provides seed funding and strategic advice to student teams competing in the Do Good Challenge. As an Accelerator team you can:

  • Maximize your potential to “Do Good” and prepare for the official Do Good Challenge in the Spring
  • Receive up to $500 in grant funding to jumpstart your project or organization
  • Partner with an experienced mentor for guidance and support

Um, What’s the Do Good Challenge?
The Do Good Challenge is an innovative prize competition that inspires Terps to make the greatest social impact they can for their favorite causes. Students team up to volunteer, fundraise, promote awareness, and advance their own social enterprises during an eight-week period in the Spring. You can apply as a project team (supporting an existing organization) or create your own social venture!

Awesome! How Do I Apply?
The deadline to apply for the Do Good Challenge Accelerator is Monday, October 19 at 11:59 pm!Click here to access the application and:

  • Tell us  your idea for a Do Good Challenge project or venture and how you will use the seed funding to boost your efforts before the Challenge starts. Click here to access the application!
  • Request up to $500 in grant money
  • Finalists will be notified on October 23, so be ready to pitch usyour idea on Thursday, October 29 or Friday, October 30.

Take advantage of this opportunity for seed funding and mentorship! Email any questions to dogood@umd.edu and happy do-gooding!