NEXUS Launches Impact Accelerator
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. and NEW YORK, Jan. 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- NEXUS, a unique community representing over $700B in family assets with a deep dedication to social impact, today announced the launch of its second annual NEXUS Impact Accelerator. To help manage this exciting program, NEXUS is partnering with H/L Ventures ("H/L"), one of the original venture studios and New York's most active firm focused on impact and diversity. Working together, the NEXUS Impact Accelerator team is primed to bring value to impact-driven start-ups by combining powerful networks, varied experience, diversity in all respects, and potential access to capital.
"NEXUS embodies the values of impact, sustainability, mentorship, and creating positive change through entrepreneurship," said Rachel Gerrol, Co-Founder and CEO of NEXUS. "Working with our partners at H/L and our excellent sponsors, we're honored to help bring these start-ups to their next stage of growth. We can't wait to see how each founder grows throughout the program."
The NEXUS community has traditionally united powerful philanthropic leaders to discuss solutions to some of the world's biggest problems. Combining its values of learning and evolution with the support of H/L, including the firm's dynamic ecosystem and philosophy of daily active engagement, the NEXUS Impact Accelerator is an institutionalized way for the organization to support socially-responsible startups that are solving critical global challenges.
Six start-ups were selected for this year's NEXUS Impact Accelerator cohort, including clean energy-, sustainability-, water safety-, and financial equity-focused start-ups:
BNP Paribas Wealth Management is the lead sponsor of the Accelerator, joined by DLA Piper, Acru Solutions, and H/L itself in support of this community of founders. These sponsors play a meaningful role in the development of these world-changing ideas by supporting the early-stage entrepreneurs and sharing their expertise through customized experiences.
"We are very happy to share our industry knowledge and contacts with social entrepreneurs to help grow and scale their businesses," said Pierre Ramadier, Global Head of Entrepreneurs and Families, BNP Paribas Wealth Management. "The six carefully selected BNP Paribas mentors will put their extensive experience in impact investing, corporate banking, sustainable finance, philanthropy and innovative business development at the service of these socially-responsible startups to help them build a more inclusive and sustainable world."
Through the NEXUS Impact Accelerator, start-up founders will gain access to powerful networks, a plethora of experience across different industries, a welcoming and diverse culture, and potential opportunities to raise capital. The program will provide founders with a holistic experience, including a structured mentorship plan, coaching, and masterclasses with luminaries and experts. These founders will also have a platform to share their stories with thousands of NEXUS members virtually and in person at the NEXUS Summit.
Past members of the inaugural NEXUS Impact Accelerator program have gone on to achieve great success with their chosen ventures, including Sam Teicher, who recently won Prince William's Earth Prize for Oceans restoration for his work founding Coral Vita. Other past founders include Marita Cheng, Founder & CEO of Aubot; Felix Böck, Founder & CEO of ChopValue; Katharina Sophia Volz, Founder & CEO of Occamz Razor; Ivelyse Andino, Founder & CEO of Radical Health; Emily Best, Founder & CEO of Seed & Spark; and Blayne Ross, Co-Founder & CEO of ShoreLock.
For more information about the NEXUS Impact Accelerator, please visit www.nexusglobal.org/impact-accelerator.
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