Tarmac TX has just opened applications for its 2018 program starting in mid-April, and the deadline to apply is March 15.
Tarmac TX is a free 9-month program supporting tech startups addressing a social / environmental issue. It has been set up by CALSO in partnership with 3M. In 2017, Tarmac TX supported 9 startups developing tech-based solutions to solve issues in fields such as healthcare, education and waste management, among which Trashbots and GrubTubs. This year, we will select again 9 startups to be supported from April to December 2018.
Fostering tech solutions addressing social & environmental issues in Austin’s growing social innovation ecosystem
Why we do what we do
Over the past few years, Austin has become an increasingly robust tech hub, seeing the emergence of powerful tech startups and attracting more and more tech giants. In the meantime, according to Mission Capital, it has also become home to almost 6,000 nonprofits – the highest number of nonprofits per capita in the Southwest US, demonstrating the city’s will to improve the local community.
Our ambition is to bridge the gap between technology and social innovation. We are convinced that technology can more effectively address our community’s biggest unmet social and environmental challenges. But we also know first-hand that such challenges cannot be solved by a sole person. Social entrepreneurs need the right support to fulfill their mission.
What we do
Tarmac TX equips social entrepreneurs with the necessary skill set and connections and helps them access funding to reach their intended impact. Going through Tarmac TX, social entrepreneurs refine their product, test their solution in the marketplace, cultivate relationships with the right partners, mentors, and investors to grow their venture and thus maximize their social and/or environmental impact.
Part of Impact Network, the #1 Global Network of Green and Social Startups, supporting 500+ startups in 13 countries, Tarmac TX offers:
· Classes & Workshops;
· Mentorship with 3M employees;
· Events & Networking opportunities;
· Office Space;
Applications just opened and the deadline to apply is March 14.