1. Mobilize partners
Accelerators start with a braintrust of space owners, designers and city partners who commit funding, square feet, and incentives to projects.
2. Accelerator spaces
1M works with building owners and area tenants to identify spaces and desired uses and service as a baseline for project curators.
3. Recruit curators
A cohort of project curators are recruited from communities to build or scale new concepts in selected spaces along the block.
4. Launch projects
Over 4 months, project curators are provided with a toolkit, funding, mentorship, and marketing support to drive engagement for their ventures.
5. Showcase area
At the end of each cohort, we host an area-wide showcase event that highlights accelerator projects, bringing more activity to the area.
6. Transition operations
After each cohort of projects, we work to transition spaces to growing and sustainable ventures, and/or prepare spaces for new projects.