Each year, the OnRamp Education & Workforce Innovation Accelerator, with ECMC Group, invests in five education & workforce innovation startups who participate in a three-month, concierge accelerator program in Minneapolis-St. Paul (hybrid). Each startup receives a $100,000 cash investment, office space and access to gener8tor’s global network of mentors and investors.

Application Deadline: October 24, 2022

Location: This accelerator is a hybrid program with the majority of programming taking place virtually.

The creation of the OnRamp Education & Workforce Innovation Accelerator builds off the success of gener8tor’s “OnRamp” model designed to efficiently connect corporations, investors and startups. Started in 2020, the OnRamp Education & Workforce Innovation Conference brings together the education and workforce industries’ leading corporations, investors and startups. The conference highlights innovations disrupting education and the future of work, the leaders making such innovations possible and how new technologies and business models will reinvent the industry.

1 of 5…not 10…not 50…not 100

The OnRamp Education & Workforce Innovation Accelerator invests in only five companies per program. This means a concierge, white glove experience. We focus all of our time, energy and network on you.

$100K cash investment directly into your current round (if raising) or uncapped convertible bridge note to be converted into your next round (if not currently raising).

$1M+ in deals and perks from vendors like IBM Cloud, Rackspace, Amazon, PayPal, Zendesk and Microsoft.

Support from the gener8tor team and network of alumni and mentors.

Individualized coaching and mentorship from the experienced team at ECMC Group.

Showcase event at the annual OnRamp Education & Workforce Innovation Conference.

Free office space in Minneapolis-St.Paul. This accelerator is a hybrid program with the majority of programming taking place virtually.

We are a member of GAN, an invite-only community of the world’s most respected organizations that provide startups with the best resources to create and grow their businesses, wherever they are. Startups accepted into a GAN accelerator have access to a variety of exclusive perks including over $1M worth of free services, introductions to a network of investors and access to soft landing spaces worldwide.

gener8tor’s turnkey platform for the creative economy connects startup founders, investors, corporations, universities, musicians and artists. The gener8tor platform includes more than 40 different programs spanning accelerators, corporate programming, speaker series, conferences and fellowships with content on community growth, impact investing, diversity, equity and inclusion, and innovation across education, agriculture, insurance, healthcare, and more. gener8tor works with more than 200 startups annually, many of whom participate in the company’s flagship 12-week accelerator and go on to raise follow-on financing, grow their team, and even be acquired. Founded in 2012 and operating across 28 cities, gener8tor has earned the prestigious status of being a nationally ranked, GOLD-tier accelerator by the Seed Accelerator Rankings Project and been named one of Fast Company’s 2020 Most Innovative Companies.

ECMC Group is a nonprofit corporation with a mission to help students succeed. Headquartered in Minneapolis, ECMC Group and its family of companies provide financial tools and services, nonprofit career education and funding for innovative programs to help students achieve their academic and professional goals. For more information about ECMC Group’s Education Impact Fund, visit www.ecmcgroup.org/education.impact.fund.html.