NYC is filled with motivated, brilliant individuals with great ideas to give back to their communities or change them for the better. Those social entrepreneurs, however, face huge challenges in getting their projects off the ground. A complicated legal & political environment, a crowded market for non-profit mindshare, hard-to-come-by connections, and a lack of seed financing are just a few of these obstacles. IMPACT was founded as a platform through which we could pool these resources and leverage them to help the best social entrepreneurs in NYC succeed. Modeled after high-end startup accelerator programs and supported by individuals who know what it takes for public-sector initiatives to succeed, IMPACT is a new breed of non-profit.