Speed Up for Good
Student, Alum Innovations Tackle Societal Issues at Do Good Acceleratorby Chris Carroll | Photo by Stephanie S. Cordle
A new entrepreneurial space on campus is focused on helping startups do well, and do good.
Student and alumni business ventures and nonprofits are taking shape at the Do Good Accelerator, the latest piece of Greater College Park, the $2 billion private-public investment to reinvigorate the Baltimore Avenue corridor.
Located in the new Diamondback Garage, the accelerator is supporting initiatives that aim to solve societal issues ranging from food insecurity to the welfare of cancer patients’ children.
At the new facility, students with a vision can get the coaching, mentoring and financial assistance they need to make their concepts reality, says Kisha Logan, Do Good Accelerator manager.
The new collaborative workspace will further ramp up the mission of the nation’s first Do Good Campus while expanding students’ opportunities to innovate while they learn, says Robert Grimm Jr., Levenson Family Chair in Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership and director of the Do Good Institute.
“Do Good has been fortunate to create a number of award-winning companies, nonprofits, projects and innovations,” he says. “Now, with the opening of this space, we’re poised to accelerate both the numbers and impact they’re going to have.”
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