About the Taco Bell Foundation Ambition Accelerator:
We know that today’s young people are determined to impact the world for the better. But those brave enough to pursue social impact often come up against major barriers — from lack of skills and social connections to limited financial savvy and funds. To help young changemakers across all communities overcome these barriers, we are partnering with the Taco Bell Foundation to launch the Ambition Accelerator.
The Accelerator challenges young people to submit their venture ideas for the opportunity to participate in a new program where they will grow their Changemaking abilities, access funding, receive mentorship, and join a community of like-minded individuals.
Now through July 21, 2022, we're accepting applications from young innovators, ages 16-26, across the United States and US territories with new or pre-existing ideas to enact change in their communities. However, if you apply by June 1, 2022, you could be eligible for an early entry prize!
EVERYONE who applies will receive feedback on their idea for social change and be plugged into future opportunities to progress on their changemaker journey.
6 early entry prizes of $500 will be rewarded as a commitment to supporting young innovators (applicants must apply by June 1st!)
220 applicants will receive a $500 investment in their bold idea for positive change.
25 qualifying teams will receive an additional $1,000 and have the opportunity to attend an all-expenses-paid Ambition Accelerator Summit hosted from November 3-6, 2022 at the Taco Bell Headquarters. The summit will feature skills-building workshops and networking events with changemakers from across the United States.
During the Summit, 5 teams will have the opportunity to pitch their project idea, four teams will receive $10,000, with one team receiving a grand prize of $25,000.
Apply by July 21st at 11:59 PM EST / 8:59 PM PST to be eligible.