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EmPOWERED to Serve Business Accelerator Is Accepting Applications Beginning May 1

Do you know entrepreneurs or innovators with business ideas that tackle health disparities? Share this new funding opportunity!


Approximately 50 million people in the United States are at higher risk for cardiovascular disease because they lack the most basic needs — healthy food, clean air and drinking water, quality education, employment and housing. One way the American Heart Association, the leading voluntary health organization devoted to a world of longer, healthier lives, and its leadership in resuscitation science and education, is committed to changing that picture is by funding entrepreneurs who are creating and implementing local solutions through the EmPOWERED to Serve Business Accelerator™.

The American Heart Association EmPOWERED to Serve Business Accelerator™ provides a chance for participants to receive MBA-style training and grants to break down barriers to health at the community level. Beginning May 1, entrepreneurs and innovators may submit business ideas that tackle health disparities. The EmPOWERED to Serve Business Accelerator is accepting submissions through June 28 at

Entrepreneurs will be selected by early August, and training begins Aug 7. A panel of judges will hear participants share their innovative programs using compelling, storytelling-styled methods.

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