The World's First Catholic Accelerator

Brought to you by the OSV Institute, the University of Notre Dame's IDEA Center, and SENT Ventures.

Integrating word-class business knowledge with Catholic spirituality.

SENT recently joined forces with the OSV Institute and the University of Notre Dame’s IDEA Center to develop the world’s first accelerator to integrate world-class business and entrepreneurship approaches with deep Catholic spirituality.

The accelerator was part of the OSV Innovation Challenge in which 350 innovative Catholic initiatives competed for $300,000 in prizes. The 12 finalists of the Challenge went through the accelerator in the summer of 2020. Through coaching, entrepreneurship training, tailored spiritual formation, and interaction with the nation’s leading Catholic innovators, finalists built momentum to advance their initiatives.

Meet the 2020 Accelerator Finalists

Winners of the OSV Innovation Challenge

On August 29, 2020 the 12 finalists pitched their projects to a panel of judges and hundreds of audience members as part of the first ever Catholic innovation demo day.

Meet the winners of the OSV Innovation Challenge Demo Day!

Each winner received $100,000 in prize funding from the OSV Institute.

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Catholic Sprouts: Domestic Church Project

The Domestic Church Project is a 6 week in-home experience to help parents set up and live their Domestic Church. With content designed to engage the hearts of each family member, the Domestic Church Project gives parents the system and support for teaching the Faith that they so desperately need.

Juan Diego Network

Juan Diego Network creates, produces, groups, and distributes media content and audio programs to help evangelize, train, pray, inspire, and entertain Latinos around the world.

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Eden Invitation: Heart And Porch

Eden Invitation is a movement for young adult Catholics experiencing same sex desires and gender discordance to thrive as disciples within the Church. Their “Hearth & Porch Initiative” will foster local hubs for community and formation, and create new evangelistic testimony videos.

Congratulations to all of the OSV Innovation Challenge winners and finalists!

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Partners in Innovation

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“I sense that the moment has come to commit all of the Church’s energies to a new evangelization.”

Pope St. John Paul II

“Go forth and set the world on fire.”

Saint Ignatius of Loyola

“As the Father has sent me, so I send you.”

Jesus (John 20:21)

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Ways to Get Involved

Is God calling you to serve in one of these ways?

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Leader or Entrepreneur

Is God calling you to renew the Church through a business or nonprofit venture?

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Partner

Do you want to work with us to educate, connect, and inspire Catholic entrepreneurs?