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New Future Cities Accelerator Will Scale Up Urban Innovation

The Rockefeller Foundation and the Unreasonable Institute want to help small organizations implement big ideas around the US.
August 18, 2016, 9am PDT | Elana Eden
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At the Millennial Tech & Change Summit in San Francisco, the Rockefeller Foundation and Boulder-based accelerator Unreasonable Institute announced the launch of a $1-million competition aimed at spurring the "next generation" of urban innovation.

The goal of the program is to "develop revolutionary solutions to complex urban problems facing poor or vulnerable people in cities across the country."

Ten proposals will be selected to participate in the Future Cities Accelerator, which is designed to help early-stage organizations scale their programs up to reach at least 1 million people.

Each will receive $100,000 in grants, as well as nine months of intensive training and support, and access to global investors.

The application deadline is September 25, 2016. Winners will be announced January 4, 2017.

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