—Their most competitive applicant pool yet consisted of 110+ submissions from allover the world—

HARTFORD, DECEMBER 29, 2017 – reSET, a non-profit organization supporting entrepreneurs, today announced the 22 startups that have been accepted into and will be participating in their 2018 Impact Accelerator. This year reSET saw their most competitive applicant pool yet, consisting of 110+ submissions from allover the world.

Tailored for impact driven businesses but available to early-stage ventures across all industries, the Impact Accelerator was a winner of the U.S. Small Business Administration Growth Accelerator Competition, and was the only Connecticut accelerator to receive the award in 2015. reSET’s program has graduated 80 businesses to date and recent participants have experienced much success, including competitor acquisition, venture capital investment, and nationwide sales and recognition.

“The caliber of our latest accelerator cohort is a direct result of alumni referrals and our intentionally recruiting in all of the major startup hubs—Boston, New York City, Silicon Valley, etc.,” said Ojala Naeem, reSET’s managing director. “We also brought on a new program manager who is an entrepreneur himself.

Naeem and her colleagues have been reviewing applications on a rolling basis since October. Of the 22 startups they selected:

  • 54% are high tech
  • 27% are general, retail and consumer goods
  • 14% are health and wellness
  • 5% are other

The companies include:

Running from January through May, the five-year old program will provide entrepreneurs with access to the knowledge and resources they need to grow their businesses and impact. Over the course of four weekend summits, accelerator participants will be connected to customers and industry-specific mentors. They will also have access to:

  • 15+ optional workshops covering a range of topics in business and social enterprise;
  • Numerous structured and unstructured opportunities to engage with investors and advisors;
  • 1-year reSET membership (includes access to coworking, programming and the on-site mentors and business advisors);
  • Exclusive discounts on business software packages and other resources;
  • More!

About reSET

reSET is a nonprofit organization whose mission is advancing the social enterprise sector. reSET serves all entrepreneurs, but specializes in social enterprise ― impact driven business with a double or triple bottom line. In addition to providing coworking space, accelerator and mentoring programs, reSET aims to inspire innovation and community collaboration, and to support entrepreneurs in creating market-based solutions to community challenges. reSET’s goa l is to meet entrepreneurs wherever they are in their trajectory and to help them take their businesses to the next level. www.reSETCo.org