Hub Ventures Announces Dates for Spring 2012 Cohort


Entrepreneurs with World-Changing Ideas Encouraged to Apply

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – January 17, 2012 – Hub Ventures (, a startup accelerator for entrepreneurs building a better world, announced that it is taking applications for its upcoming Spring 2012 cohort. The 12-week program will begin on April 16 and conclude with an investor day event during the week of July 9. Entrepreneurs can apply online, and the application deadline is Monday, March 5.

“We are excited to announce our next cohort,” said Wes Selke, Founding Director. “We have a robust program that combines seed funding with best-in-class support to help a select group of world-changing entrepreneurs build their companies better and faster.”

Hub Ventures is looking for high caliber entrepreneurs building companies for an abundant, just, and sustainable economy. The highly selective program works with and funds startups that have potential for scale, strong profitability, and significant measurable impact on the world. Participating companies receive seed funding and benefit from best-in-class mentorship, peer collaboration, workshops focused on impact-oriented startups, purpose-driven community at Hub Bay Area, and access to investors. The Spring 2012 cohort features an impressive roster of mentors including Peter Sisson, mobile entrepreneur and Founder of Toktumi; Lloyd Taylor, VP Infrastructure at ngmoco and former VP at LinkedIn; and Kevin Jones, Founder of Good Capital and Social Capital Markets (SOCAP).

“We’re a markedly different kind of accelerator program because we help entrepreneurs change the world at a profit,” said Rick Moss, Founding Director. “We don’t just look for the latest technology innovations, but those that can lift people out of poverty, build a more sustainable economy, save lives, and help create the world in which we all want to live.”

Last year’s Spring 2011 cohort featured 16 startups focused on a range of global impact solutions including MobileWorks, a crowdsourcing platform that doubles incomes for workers in India; Zamzee, a device that combats teen obesity by motivating them to be more active; and SpyGlass, a first-in-the-world wireless water quality monitoring platform. The Spring 2012 cohort will emphasize similar “technology for good” companies but will consider many types of impact oriented businesses.

About Hub Ventures
Hub Ventures is a startup accelerator for entrepreneurs building a better world. The program operates 12-week cohort cycles during which startups receive seed funding and engage in mentorship, collaborative sessions with program peers, and workshops and speaker events relevant to impact-oriented startups. The program concludes with an investor day event, an opportunity for startups to pitch to hundreds of Bay Area investors. Hub Ventures is based at the Hub Bay Area, a purpose-driven collaborative workspace with over 1,000 members in San Francisco and Berkeley and connected to 30 other locations through the global Hub network. Hub Ventures is partnered with Village Capital, Good Capital, and SOCAP.

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