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The Good Jobs Accelerator

The Good Jobs Accelerator is a tailored, holistic 6 month business advising program from ICA Fund Good Jobs, designed for high-potential good job creating companies looking to scale their operations.


Some of the companies we’ve worked with

 
 

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Dianna Tremblay
Director of Acceleration

Caron Gugssa-Howard
Accelerator Manager

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Rasheed Mitchell
Investment Associate

 

Our Advisors

Jeff Cheung

Cheung Advisory Services

Jen Frietas

Clif Bar &
Company

Jim King

J.P. King
Advisors

Sean Marx

Give Something Back Workplace Solutions

David Shenson

Vista Point Solutions

Mindy Christensen

New Resources
Bank

Mike Hannigan

Give Something Back Workplace Solutions

Lili King

Career
Advocates

Jonathan Mi

Brightpath Capital
Partners

Celia Stern

Stern Resources

Jerry Dratler

Retail
Consultant

Rob Hulrbut

Agriculture
Capital

Scott Kucirek

OCHO
Candy

Chinwe Onyeagoro

PocketSuite

Gennifer Tate

Dean Foods Company

Tiffany Foo

LendStreet
Financial

Mike Jones

New Resource
Bank

Tom Low

Playworks

Sherri Pittman

Torch
Labs

Susan Zeme

Law Office of Susan Zeme

 

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Why join the Good Jobs
Accelerator?

Through our holistic approach, each company benefits from group learning, peer-to-peer support, and individualized one-to-one high caliber advising to support your growth ambitions and to access growth capital.

A Strong
Community

Access to a dynamic and supportive network of entrepreneurs

1 on 1
Business Mentoring

Engaged, experienced, and local high-caliber advisors ready to help.

A Tailored
Curriculum

Our customized program prepares you to raise capital and create good jobs

Access The
Capital Ecosystem

A connected network of capital providers are ready to directly support your business.

 

Areas of Focus

  Growth  Strategy   Creating a roadmap and milestones to achieve your growth vision.

Growth
Strategy

Creating a roadmap and milestones to achieve your growth vision.

  Financial Sustainability & Growth   Utilizing "right-sized" tools to manage cash and project growth.

Financial Sustainability & Growth

Utilizing "right-sized" tools to manage cash and project growth.

  People  Strategy   Understanding who and when to hire based on your growth strategy.

People
Strategy

Understanding who and when to hire based on your growth strategy.

 
  Good Jobs  Vision   Articulating your good jobs vision.

Good Jobs
Vision

Articulating your good jobs vision.

  Capital  Strategy   Identifying the mission-aligned capital required to help you scale.

Capital
Strategy

Identifying the mission-aligned capital required to help you scale.

 
 
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Is your company a good fit for the Accelerator?

Companies are a good fit, when they have:

An established business model that supports good job creation  

The capacity and commitment to fully participate and the desire to scale 

Demonstrated product/market ft and traction 

Tangible market expansion opportunities

 

What to expect when joining the Accelerator

Time commitment: 

  • 6 months to work through the areas of focus 

  • On average 8 - 20 hours/month 

    • 2 - 4 hrs/month with your cohort in structure workshops 

    • 4 - 8 hrs/month in 1:1 advising with your lead advisor or specialist depending on strategic and tactical needs 

    • 2 hrs/month checking in with your Workplan Manager 

  • Our goal is to give you the time and space to work on the growth of your business 

Structure: 

  • Cohort based, in person workshops and practical learning 

  • 1 on 1 mentoring session with high-caliber advisors to put learnings into action 

  • Regular check-ins with Workplan Manager

  • Mid-point check-in with Accelerator Manager 

What does it cost to participate?

  • $,1000 initial payment

  • 3-Year Revenue Share

  • 1% equity via a warrant

 

Want more info?

Contact Caron Gugssa-Howard for
more information or questions.

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