Accompanying Changemakers

If you lead a mission-driven social enterprise looking to scale a proven impact model, you’ve come to the right place! Miller Center’s Silicon Valley-based, globally recognized, investment readiness accelerator helps leaders develop pathways to scale and prepare for next-level investment.

How We Work

We focus on social enterprises working on women’s economic power and/or climate resilience. With proven curricula and accompanied by our outstanding executive mentors and leadership coaches, together we’ll uncover and address gaps and opportunities in your business, and develop an action plan so you can achieve your vision for organizational growth.

Apply Early

Join our accelerator to create a credible, investable plan to scale your business and your impact. We accept applications on a rolling basis and space is limited. It only takes a few minutes to see if you qualify through our pre-application survey.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • A senior leader (e.g. CEO, Executive Director, Managing Director)
  • Fluent in English or Spanish
  • Has consistent and reliable access to internet connectivity
  • Proficient in Excel
  • Has the availability to participate in the 6-month program requiring:
    • Weekly 1-hour calls with mentors
    • Commitment to work a few hours per week on plan to become more investable
  • Committed to creating positive benefits for people living in poverty, addressing one or more of the UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • Intentional about supporting women’s economic power, climate resilience, or the intersection of both (see below for how Miller Center identifies women’s economic power
    and climate resilience).
  • Committed to scale its solution far beyond current operations
  • Operational for at least a year and delivering products/services to customers
  • Has at least $50,000 USD (or local currency equivalent) in annual earned income and is not entirely dependent on contributions or grants
  • Working financial model forecasting cash flow, balance sheet, income statement
  • Minimum 3 full-time staff (or equivalent)
  • Minimum 3-month cash runway

Applications have closed for our accelerator which begins in July 2024.

Our next accelerator which kicks off in January 2025. Early decisions will be made for applicants who apply by August 15, 2024. The final application deadline for the January 2025 program is October 15, 2024. Applications submitted later will be considered for the following accelerator.

  • Work closely with two of our 300+ executive mentors, comprising diverse start-up founders, serial entrepreneurs, and senior executives who have honed their expertise in companies such as Apple, Google, Intel, Paypal, Cisco and others
  • Leverage dedicated mentoring: 180 hours of executive mentoring that is focused, immersive, and customized to your unique business needs

“Participating in the Miller Center Accelerator is the best thing that has happened to us as we started as a company. It’s something that lives with you forever.”

Angela Odero
Angela Odero
Director and Cofounder, Rio Fish, Kenya