SAN DIEGO ACCELERATOR & IMPACT LAB (SAIL)

YOUR IDEAS + OUR EXPERTISE =  VALIDATED, INVESTABLE SOCIAL ENTERPRISES

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The goal of SAIL is to empower nonprofit organizations and purpose-driven businesses to be more effective and efficient, and help them develop sustainable business models based on earned revenue. Sail provides a rich curriculum with content, tools, workshops and lectures that help social entrepreneurs build and test their idea. Mission Edge empowers SAIL participants to assess opportunities, build a business model, test and validate ideas, launch, and pitch revenue-generating products and services.  

10-week Accelerator & Impact Lab

The structured program includes:

  • Business Model Articulation
  • Pilot Design
  • Pilot Outcome Review and Business Model Validation
  • Business Planning
  • Investment Preparation
  • Final Pitch Event
“The SAIL program has taught me how to look at my social enterprise through a new lens, question everything, and pivot when needed.”
— Andrew Keener, TERI, Inc.

 

Mentorship & Support

The ongoing resources include:

  • Financial modeling
  • change management
  • payroll services
  • HR assistance
  • strategic planning
  • marketing 

To learn more about SAIL, please contact us at sail@missionedge.org.

 

“I love where Mission Edge is going with social enterprise. That’s the future: helping find sustainable models that go beyond grant making. Mission Edge helps build an organization’s ability to refine for relevancy and sustainability.”
— Cami Mattson, San Diego Foundation