WE’RE LAUNCHING THE NEXT GENERATION OF STARTUPS AND CHANGEMAKERS
DEDICATED TO COMBATING THE WORLD’S TOUGHEST PROBLEMS

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Goodie Impact Pre-Accelerator is a three-month program designed to help passionate leaders and early-stage ventures launch tech products, open source software, or digital marketing campaigns that save the world. In this fast-paced, part-time program, founders will walk away with a working product, landing page, logo, revenue model, and marketing plan to begin making an impact as well as attract funding. We produce the workshops, ideation labs, hackathons, and special events as well as recruit volunteer developers, designers, marketers, and mentors to develop ideas into thriving, sustainable ventures that create measurable impact.

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Programs In The Goodie Impact Pre-Accelerator

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IMPACT CO-FOUNDER MATCHING

Professional speed dating-like events where subject-matter experts provide deep insight on civic challenges and potential technical and non-technical applicants meet in hopes of founding a team, and applying to the pre-accelerator.
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SKILL DEVELOPMENT

Entrepreneurs and professionals improve their skills through a series of workshops and mentors provided by our partners.
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GOODIE IDEATION

A two-part design thinking lab where startups diagnose specific problems, perform Customer Discovery, and come up with features for their tech product.
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GOODIE MARKETING + PROTOTYPING HACKATHON

A 48 hour hackathon where volunteer UI/UX designers, digital marketers, web designers, and graphic designers join the startups to turn their ideas into prototypes, logos, landing pages as well as a plan to attract their first 100 users and/or customers.
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GOODIE HACK[ATHON] FOR DEVELOPERS

A 48 hour hackathon where volunteer developers join the startups to turn their prototypes into working products.
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FOUNDERS’ THERAPY

Our small group support series that provides entrepreneurs an outlet to vent frustrations amongst each other…over drinks.

A Few Cohort Graduates

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Is Goodie Impact Pre-Accelerator only for those that want to launch a tech startup?

Though we prefer startups to come from the program, you can also launch open source projects and digital marketing campaigns.

How much does it cost for a founding team to participate in Goodie Impact Pre-Accelerator?

Zero. It’s completely free.

How is it possible that this is free?

Because our amazing sponsors, partners, and volunteers want to help save the world.

Do I need to know how to code?

If you’re looking to launch a tech startup or open source project, then one person on your team must be a developer. If your outcome is a digital marketing campaign, then you don’t need to know how to code.

Am I expected to start a company?

Yes, for those looking to launch startups or digital marketing campaigns.

Can I be a solo founder?

We prefer teams of 2-3 people as it increases the likelihood of success. It takes a lot to be successful, and it is extremely difficult for one person to do by themself.

My team doesn’t have an idea yet. Can I still participate as a founder?

Yes. We’ll help you generate an innovative idea. We look for people with a track record of getting things done.

I have an idea, but I haven’t started working on it yet. Can I still participate?

Even better. Our process will help get it out of your head, and refine it.

Can existing projects, non-profits, or for-profit companies take part in the program?

Yes. Early-stage companies or new divisions of older companies without a working product qualify. However, the expectation is that your idea be scalable to multiple cities.

Who owns the intellectual property produced at the hackathons?

Your company does.

Does Goodie Nation take equity in my company?

No. You own it 100%. However, we are open to taking equity or participating in revenue-share agreements in exchange for additional services

Does Goodie Nation provide funding as part of the program?

Nope, but we do provide a ton of free resources. It’s about $30,000 worth of value per team.

I’m not in Atlanta. Can I start a team?

We require at least one of the founding team members to live in the Metro Atlanta area. There’s some critical things that have to done in person – especially during the week.

I can’t make it to the events on those dates. Can I still start a team?

Unfortunately, no. Attendance is required for those who will start a team.

Does the idea have to be a tech-based solution?

Yes, either software or tech-enabled like a website. The idea we help you generate will require some level of technology.

Is this a full-time program?

Nope. We’ve designed it so you have time for a job, class, etc. However, there will be a lot of work to do! Expect to put in 10-15 hours a week.