Fairmount Accelerator 2016


The Fairmount LaunchPad is a startup accelerator that supports creative entrepreneurs along the Fairmount Indigo Corridor to launch and grow thriving businesses.


Selected entrepreneurs gain access to: 

  • 24/7 access to collaborative work space for four months
  • a community of highly motivated entrepreneurs
  • skill and resource exchange 
  • financial education 
  • lean business model strategy
  • an online business planning tool 
  • focused business training and mentorship
  • a wide variety of workshops
  • access to startup capital
  • networking events 
  • one-on-one consulting from experts 


We welcome applications from motivated Fairmount Corridor residents launching creative start-ups and  entrepreneurs in the early development phase of their businesses. The ideal enterprise is comprised of a a multi-skilled team but exceptional solopreneurs committed to putting it all on the line are also encouraged  to apply.

Some examples of creative industries include:

• Advertising/Marketing • Arts/Culture • Beauty Solutions/Services • Computer Games • Craft/Folk Arts • Creative 

Services • Design • Education •Entertainment •Fashion/Jewelry •Film •Food/Restaurant/Hospitality •Music • 

Performing Arts •Publishing/Media • Software/Mobile Applications • Social Enterprise  

By applying for this opportunity you agree to (1) be available for mandatory weekly meetings* or classes, which will be held one evening from 6:30-8:30pm pm the Fairmount Innovation Lab; 2) make use of the co-working space at the Lab a minimum of 8 hours per week. (beyond the weekly meeting night, you can utilize the Lab at your convenience 24/7); and 3) play a positive role and foster community within your peer cohort at the Accelerator. *The weekly meeting night will be determined based on the selected entrepreneurs’ availability.


The Lab is located at 584 Columbia Road, in Upham’s Corner, Dorchester, MA 02125.


  • The application deadline is December 1, 2015.
  • Semifinalist interviews will be conducted mid-December
  • Finalists will be notified on December 28, 2015
  • The Fairmount LaunchPad Accelerator begins in late January.


The Fairmount Innovation Lab is part of larger the Fairmount Cultural Corridor (FCC) Placemaking Initiative, which draws upon local cultural assets along the Fairmount Commuter Line to support vibrant, livable neighborhoods and an active sustainable local creative economy. Launched by Artmorpheus, a Boston-based nonprofit organization that empowers high-potential creative individuals and organizations with strategic resources for remarkable outcomes, the Lab is produced in partnership with Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiatives, the Design Studio for Social Intervention, and the City of Boston/Main Streets.


To apply: Click Here

Dates Relevant: 
Thu, 11/19/2015 - Tue, 12/01/2015