Promising Ventures Fellowship

The Promising Ventures Fellowship is a highly personalized accelerator program designed to meet the unique needs of social entrepreneurs in Early Childhood Development (ECD). Over the course of three months, Promise provides customized support to help each Fellow team make breakthrough progress in two areas: 1) social impact and 2) venture growth.

Specifically, Promising Ventures Fellows receive:

  • Personalized coaching and help towards ambitious social impact and growth goals

  • Senior leadership and team-building competency development

  • Impact advising from our partner, the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University (HCDC)

  • Connections and access to the field’s key leaders and stakeholders

  • Guaranteed slot at our upcoming Early Childhood Demo Week

  • Priority access to grants from HCDC’s impact focused fund

  • Tight-knit community of peer ECD founders and entrepreneurs

I have worked with experts in early childhood education and experts in building successful social enterprises — but never experts in both until I met the Promise team. The quality and thoughtfulness of their feedback was off the charts, they were overwhelmingly generous with their time, and they managed to deliver constructive criticism directly while maintaining the empathetic touch of early childhood educators. Beyond that, their precision with every program detail and the capacity to connect such disparate — and amazing — people is unlike anything I have ever seen.
— Henry Wilde, co-founder and CEO, Acelero
The Promise team is mission-driven with a strong focus on execution. I love the team’s culture of continuous feedback on how to best support entrepreneurs like myself. They have provided support across topics ranging from policy issues to sales negotiations. They are exactly the type of partner I would hope for as we scale our venture. I feel fortunate to have such a strong team in my corner.
— Tammy Kwan, co-founder and CEO, Cognitive Toybox

Thank you to our partner, the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University, for their support in the design and execution of the Fellowship.