to Aug 17

UHA-First Round Cut


The first wave of candidates will participate in a two-week, self-paced eLearning course. The field of candidates will be narrowed down again. We'll be paying close attention to those who compete the course and the quality of their content.

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to Jun 30

UHA-Applications Open


Applications to apply to the Empowered to Serve Urban Accelerator is now open!

Applications are open from May 1st - June 30th

Who Should Apply?

  • Entrepreneurs

  • Social Entrepreneurs

  • Tech Entrepreneurs

  • Non-Profits

  • Startups in ideation mode or that have been in business for 5 years or less

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EmPOWERED To Serve Urban Business Storytelling Competition
12:00 PM12:00

EmPOWERED To Serve Urban Business Storytelling Competition

  • Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The American Heart Association, the world's leading voluntary organization dedicated to building healthier lives, is seeking start-up companies, teams, individuals and nonprofits to compete in EmPOWERED to Serve, an urban business storytelling competition. 

This competition will bring innovative solutions to communities to remove barriers to health and well being. The EmPOWERED To Serve competition is an opportunity for companies and organizations to effect change in urban communities.

The top 10 business models will receive an opportunity to display and present their business models at the Association's EmPOWERED to Serve Summit and gala on Tuesday, October 17th at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. A panel of judges will choose the top three competitors who will win cash prizes to activate their plans:

First place: $30,000
Second place: $20,000
Third place: $10,000

Candidates may apply HERE; the application deadline is 11:59 p.m. (EST) by September 5th 2017. There is no fee required for applying.

The competition will be live streamed on the Entre-SLAM Facebook page.

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