Kevin Adler, founder & CEO of Miracle Messages, participated in our May 2016 Business Model Validation Lab and just raised $200k to support a 1-year pilot program in San Francisco!
Miracle Messages reconnects people living on the streets with their loved ones (and us), through short video messages and social media. To date, 40% of reunions have lead to stable housing or living with family. Miracle Messages has been featured in the New York Times, NPR, and NowThis, whose video reached 25M views and 360K shares. Founder Kevin F. Adler started Miracle Messages in honor of his Uncle Mark, who lived on-and-off the streets for 30 years. Our goal is to reunite 1 million people by 2021. Join the movement: miraclemessages.org/getinvolved
Tania Azar, Director of College Apps Academy at Reality Changers, raises $50k to support additional program enhancements
"Going through the accelerator provided the structure, framework, and ability to define what our social enterprise was going to look like. Of course it's iterative and we continue to make changes; the lab was a catalyst to get started.
So many times, projects just don't take off. When you bring people together, keep throwing ideas together, test them, and keep iterating, you can accomplish so much. The time with mentors and fellow entrepreneurs at the lab was also very beneficial. Having people poke holes and ask questions and provide insight was truly helpful."
-Tania Azar , Director of College Apps Academy at Reality Changers and participant of our last 5-day accelerator, is responsible for driving the growth of a revenue-generating program to scale their efforts helping youth from disadvantaged backgrounds graduate college. Since the accelerator, they have raised $50,000 to support additional program enhancements. Currently, they are building out their technical platform and will begin beta testing in June, after having developed a scalable curriculum.