Yesterday, Constant Contact announced the first four startups in the inaugural class of its Small Business Innovation Program, a four-month-long accelerator program created to help entrepreneurs that are aiming to scale their solutions for small businesses and nonprofit organizations.
Constant Contact provides email marketing, social media marketing, event marketing, online survey tools to more than 600,000 small businesses and nonprofits, supporting their efforts to grow their businesses. In January of this year, the company announced the launch of its Small Business Innovation Loft (SMB InnoLoft) as the home for those startups selected to participate in the accelerator. From the more than 100 applicants that applied, the following four startups were chosen as members of the its inaugural class:
Constant Contact is not receiving equity in exchange for each startup’s involvement in the accelerator. Aside from working out of SMB InnoLoft, participants in the Small Business Innovation Program will be provided with mentoring, as well as with connections to Angel and venture investors. Each startup will receive $10,000 to spend on marketing activities, and will get priority access to the company’s AppConnect’s integration team.
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