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Dreams, Grit, and Trust: Foundations of a Civic Startup Accelerator

We succeeded because we trusted and relied on each other’s strengths. We succeeded through the grit and power of people.

Whenever I’m looking for inspiration or a reminder of the impact a few committed people can make, I go back to the time I spent in India after college. I was part of a small group made up of women from the villages of Dayalpur (outside New Delhi), health professionals from the United Kingdom, village elders, an innovative nonprofit and Mother Teresa’s order of nuns. Together, we worked to improve access to education and build a health center.

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