We accelerate technology-based solutions to the most pressing social and environmental challenges
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.
Tarmac TX is a free 9-month acceleration program based in Austin, TX that fosters technology solutions addressing social and environmental issues. A partnership between San Francisco-based nonprofit organization CALSO and 3M, Tarmac TX enables talented entrepreneurs to grow and amplify their impact through:
Classes & Workshops
Tailored classes & workshops to acquire the skills you need
One-on-one mentorship to get guidance and feedback
Networking & Events
Access to a local network & events to gain visibility
Free co-working space for your founding team
Access to our global network of 16 partner accelerators in 14 countries
Our 2017 edition
Here is the impact of our second edition
social ventures supported
Hours of workshop