Accelerating STEAM Non-Profits
in Orange County

Octane’s Non-Profit Accelerator

Nonprofits looking to expand their community impact, strengthen their organization, build their capacity and increase funding opportunities are encouraged to apply for Octane’s Non Profit Accelerator (NPA). Adapted from Octane’s award-winning LaunchPad Accelerator program for commercial companies, the nonprofits who participate will emerge more capable of sustainable growth and better positioned to compete for funding. And, more empowered to improving the lives and communities of the people they serve.

NEW program elements include: State of the Organization evaluation, Strategic Plan development and NPA 2.0 Summit & Pitch Lab competition!

The NPA program is offered FREE to eligible Orange County nonprofits working to improve the lives of underserved and underrepresented communities thanks to the generous sponsorship of Edwards Lifesciences Foundation and Octane.

Spring 2024 Cohort Applications Open: March 1st! 
View eligibility requirements here.

Octane Non-Profit Accelerator First Cohort
2023 Fall Cohort

The purpose of the Non-Profit Accelerator is to help non-profit organizations optimize their resources, build capacity and improve sustainability.

Increasing Impact

By providing opportunities, expertise, and coaching, we believe that Non-Profits will create more impact in the local community. The three goals we are focusing on are:

Increasing Community Reach

Using our LaunchPad SBDC Accelerator process, we can help non-profits make a greater impact in the community.
Support this initiative by volunteering to serve as a subject matter expert.

Increasing Grants & Funding

The Non-Profit Accelerator program helps non-profits prepare more effective strategies for grants and funding.

Increasing Sustainability

We believe that people and communities are better served when non-profits and their missions are capable of reliably delivering their services. The Non-Profit Accelerator experience helps these organizations build the capacity and effectiveness necessary to achieve long-term sustainability.

Non-Profit Accelerator Alumni

Cohort 1 – Fall 2019
Cohort 2 – Spring 2020
Achievement Institute of Scientific Studies Logo - STEM non-profit
Breakthrough San Juan Capistrano - Southern California Non-Profit Organization
Innovos Robotics Logo with Gears
Med Tech Color Logo - Orange County Non-Profit
Patient Safety Movement Logo - Octane Non Profit Accelerator Company
Cohort 3 – Fall 2020
Cohort 4 – Spring 2021
Cohort 5 – Fall 2021
Cohort 6 – Spring 2022
Cohort 7 – Fall 2022
2023 Spring Cohort
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