Launch your idea, grow your business, and increase your impact


Impact House’s incubator and accelerator programs help social entrepreneurs get the resources and mentorship they need to launch and grow their ideas, startups, businesses or nonprofits. We know entrepreneurs need support at every stage of development, so we designed our programs to meet you where you are – from launching an early-stage startup to expanding an established business.

We take an active and innovative approach to training and development that is sure to not only teach and development but empower our residency members to take charge of their Impact. Interested? We’d love to have you join our community Where Change Goes to Work!



Social Good Exchange
A recurring share-a-thon and pitch event providing diverse founders with a platform to present to community members, investors, and stakeholders for feedback, collaboration, or funding opportunities.

Impact Focus Panels
Interactive panel discussion + live human-centered design thinking workshop + networking event.

Founders Therapy
Small group event series where entrepreneurs of color participate in peer lead discussions, exercises and problem solving practices for everyday challenges in business.



Urban Innovators Ambassadors Program
This program focuses on engaging and developing the next generation of leaders in business, technology, and social impact in an introspective leadership program. We handpick some of the regions most dynamic, ethnically diverse, women, and young entrepreneurs of color to connect with veteran business leaders to help take their impact to the next level, while giving back to some of the most economically challenged communities.   LEARN MORE AND SHARE YOUR INTEREST!

Impact Pre-Accelerator
Our Flagship program features an all hands on deck 12 week program for ethnically diverse, women, and founders of color. We engage residency entrepreneurs in an innovative hands on approach in accelerating their impact. We have identified four focus areas specifically for entrepreneurs working to tackle disparities in health and food scarcity, education equity, economic empowerment, and public safety. Applications are open now for our Spring 2018 cohort. LEARN MORE AND SHARE YOUR INTEREST!

South Dallas / Fair Park Business Initiative
The South Dallas-Fair Park Business Initiative of the Urban Innovators Ambassadors Program that provides business owners of color located in and around the South Dallas-Fair Park community with technical assistance, mentorship, and comprehensive support in areas including marketing, financials, legal assistance, and updating technology. LEARN MORE AND SHARE YOUR INTEREST!


Youth Innovation Lab
A human centered design thinking lab (day/weekend) for underrepresented youth to create solutions to pressing challenges in their schools and communities.

College Innovation Lab
4-week part-time business/social impact incubators open to all college students to create innovative business models to address socioeconomically challenges.

Innovation Boot Camp
A rapid problem-solving and human centered design thinking workshop for corporations, organizations, and founders.

We provide a range of programs as part of our ongoing commitment to developing and supporting the success of our members worldwide. Our programs will aim to accelerate your learning, meet great talent and connect with new collaborators

More Information on Startup Accelerator


Intended for early-stage ventures, this 12-week intensive Accelerator program offers hands-on support to go from idea stage to launch. Impact House’s Startup Accelerator targets those companies or organizations that are currently in the idea, pilot or development phase of their product and/or service. During the program, participating ventures will be working towards launching their pilot and/or acquiring their first paying customers and revenue.

Impact House drives systemic change within four issue areas: water, food access, educational equity (ages 0-24), and health. For each sector, Impact House will prioritize solutions that specifically address the following issues:

• Health
• Economic Development
• Educational Equity
• Public Safety

Impact House believes that every venture is unique and requires a tailored approach, so our Startup Accelerator kicks off with a personalized venture assessment to identify the needs and goals of each specific entity. Needs could include market research, competitive assessment, customer validation, corporate set up, strategic prioritization, goto-market strategies, generating sales leads, product development, and financial planning.

Following the Lean Startup Methodology, participants will be challenged to refine their business models through market research, hypothesis testing and customer validation. At the end of the program, Impact House may invite those participants who have a validated business model to receive deepened support in its “Growth Accelerator”.

More Information on Growth Accelerator


Our Growth Accelerator supports established businesses and nonprofits in health, economic development, public safety, and education to achieve strategic growth and expand their impact.

This three-month long program is designed to provide tailored support based on your goals, industry, and stage of development. Our experts will help you scale your impact, raise external investment, and increase your revenue, customers, and contracts.

More Information on South Dallas-Fair Park Business Initiative


The South Dallas-Fair Park Business Initiative (SDFPBI) is a free 6-month business assistance program designed to provide neighborhood business owners of color with assistance, resources, professional experts, and MBA Young Professionals to help grow for-profit businesses. Benefits include free workspace, mentorship, and assistance with marketing, financials, taxes, legal assistance, and technology updates.

Businesses must be located in or in the process or relocating to the Bertrand, Dolphin Heights, Frazier Courts, Queen City Mill City, South Boulevard & Park Row, Turner Courts Fair Park, The Cedars, Bonton area. Applications are open now on a rolling basis. Interested? Sign up here, and we’ll reach out with more information.

We reserve one spot per program for a business that furthers the goals of racial equity and inclusion. This includes businesses actively working to close the racial wealth gap, support entrepreneurs of color, or subvert gentrification in the South Dallas area.

This three-month long program is designed to provide tailored support based on your goals, industry, and stage of development. Our experts will help you scale your impact, raise external investment, and increase your revenue, customers, and contracts.