Texas Tech Accelerator Social Innovation Challenge
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The Social Innovation Challenge is looking for entrepreneurs & innovators with new venture ideas that create change and create social impact. The selected ventures will be a part of the TTU Accelerator Program and receive $25K, mentorship, and access to co-working space to help them develop into thriving, sustainable ventures that make a measurable impact.


  • Applicants must be working towards a solution with a stated social or environmental impact.
  • Applications may be submitted for new ventures that are in the early stage or already launched and operating but have less than $250,000 in funding or revenue. New ventures should be able to demonstrate the vision for societal impact.  Existing early-stage ventures should be able to show impact and traction. 
  • Existing Non-Profits are eligible to apply if creating a new innovative way to solving a social issue.
  • Applications are welcome from Texas Tech Students, and faculty, as well as community members.
  • Ventures may be non-profit, for-profit, or not yet incorporated.
  • We welcome and encourage applications from diverse and traditionally underrepresented founders.