Three years ago, Cox Enterprises brought the Techstars accelerator to Atlanta, launching a local chapter of the global entrepreneurship program.
Since then, the program has launched 30 early-stage startups, encouraged companies to move their offices to Atlanta, seen a long list of successful fundraises, and, earlier this year, its first acquisition.
And today, Cox announced its intent to double down on Techstars Atlanta by bringing a second accelerator program to the city.
The Cox Enterprises Social Impact Accelerator, powered by Techstars, will support for-profit startups addressing social and environmental challenges — health technology, clean tech, social justice issues, and more.
This is Techstars second impact-focused accelerator; the first was launched in Austin last year. An Atlanta-based startup, construction material delivery platform TommyRun, was recruited for that program.