The application & inquiry period for Yo! Accelerator is closed. 2025 applications open in January.

We believe there’s a need to empower community innovators to turn visions into impact.

The mission of Yo! Accelerator is to unite and empower builders and creators, driving innovation and lasting community impact.

What We Provide

The right mix of tools, training, and support so you can focus on your vision.


Pairing with an experienced industry professional for guidance and feedback.

Nonprofit Training

Training in fundraising, marketing, strategic planning, and more...


Entry to a network of peer innovators and community leaders.


Access to a marketing network of supporters and followers.

Fiscal Sponsorship

Provision of 501(c)3 status as an established business.

Finance Systems

Bookkeeping and reporting to keep your finances on track.

How We Provide It

Every year, Yo! Accelerator welcomes a new cohort of projects, guiding them through a year-long journey of specialized training, mentorship, and milestone-driven progress to bring their projects to life.

Application Period

During this period we offer guidance and support to help applicants craft project proposals.

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Accelerator Program

Projects chosen to be part of our annual cohort will receive a series of training throughout the year as well as ongoing services to support their operation.

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Why Did We Create Yo! Accelerator?

We believe innovation is the key to the sustainability of our community. Check out our article to learn more about why we created the accelerator.

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How to Apply

You’ll prepare and present a comprehensive pitch deck of your project. But don’t worry, our partnership with you begins even at the application phase.

Application Workshops

Applicants will attend (mandatory attendance) two workshops to provide assistance in crafting their proposal.

Pitch & Evaluation

Applicants will present their project proposals to a panel that will select the projects for the annual cohort.

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