NEXUS launched its inaugural Impact Accelerator in 2020 to support incredible social entrepreneurs within our community who are working on critical global challenges. It was proven to be an especially valuable time to work with this cohort and provide the founders with dedicated support, guidance, and a sense of community as they navigated the uncertainties and evolving challenges of the global pandemic.
Our inaugural cohort was selected after a highly competitive application process due to their talents, progress to date, and vision for impact. They represented the spirit of the NEXUS Community.
The entrepreneurs work on a wide variety of critical challenges including regrowing coral in labs to save reefs, increasing health equity and inclusion in media, using robotics to better connect the elderly and immobile into society, using a plant based technology to lock beaches and prevent coastal erosion and mapping the brain to solve Parkinson’s Disease.
NEXUS HQ interviewed each of the Fellows to learn more about their motivations for starting a company, their aspirations for growth, and the challenges they face during the era of COVID-19.
Let’s mobilize the incredible talents, resources, influence and access of our NEXUS Community to support our amazing fellows. We invite you to join us! If you are interested in serving as a mentor.