In an effort to create positive change by nurturing local social entrepreneurs, Rally: The Social Enterprise Accelerator recently awarded a $25,000 investment to UCF alumni-created company Omnimodal.
“We are humbled to have been awarded this investment money,” said Nathan Selikoff ’04, co-founder of Omnimodal. “There were seven other great social enterprises the judges could have chosen.”
David Moran ’14, co-founder of Omnimodal, added: “It’s thrilling to have folks believe in our work to make transportation easy for everyone. This is our dream job, and real-time information is a critical tool for combating transit inequity.”
The company will use the funds toward its mission of making public transportation successful. Omnimodal competed with seven other local ventures during the Accelerator’s inaugural pitch event on March 15.
The first program of its kind in Central Florida, the Accelerator was launched in 2017 by Central Florida Foundation, Entrepreneurs in Action, Rollins College, Downtown Credo, Clean the World and City of Orlando. The program provides training, mentorship, education, legal advice and investment to social entrepreneurs seeking to tackle social, environmental and economic challenges through their work while earning revenue.
Both Moran, who graduated with an MFA in Emerging Media, and Selikoff, an Art – Computer Animation BFA graduate, are alumni of the School of Visual Arts & Design (SVAD). Moran is also currently a fourth year student in the Texts & Technology Ph.D. program.
Read more about Moran, Selikoff and Omnimodal here: SVAD Alumni Finalists in Startup Competition