Why is this a big deal? REDF’s Accelerator is a unique investment program for the leaders of employment social enterprises that create jobs and reinvest their earnings in skill development, training, and services for their employees. The program brings together an incredible group of talented social enterprise leaders to develop the business, marketing, and leadership skills to grow their enterprises, while connecting with peers for the duration of the program and beyond.
As a fellow of the program, Tech Dump and Tech Discounts will participate in REDF’s core curriculum that focuses on growing business and programming operations by equipping them with tools and resources to improve strategic thinking and planning skills, execute goal setting, developing stronger relationships, and more. This is a great opportunity and our team is excited to take advantage of all the innovative thinkers and doers we’ll be surrounded by in the cohort.
Tech Dump is proud to be an industry leader in electronics recycling. One of the largest collectors of e-waste in the state of Minnesota. Our Twin Cities-based organization has processed more than 25 million pounds of electronic waste—all while adhering to the highest standards of data security.
In addition to our proven track record of providing seamless electronics recycling services for businesses and organizations of all sizes, Tech Dump is also a social enterprise, providing jobs and training for persons facing barriers to employment, as a demonstration of our core belief that everything and every person has value.
Our retail arm, Tech Discounts offers high quality refurbished computers and electronics at affordable prices. Tech Discounts minimizes environmental impact by promoting reuse before recycling, with a wide variety of manufacturers such as Sony, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Toshiba, and Apple. We sell quality laptops, desktops, monitors, stereo equipment, phones, parts to build your own system, and so much more. Making tech items more affordable and accessible further removes barriers and creates opportunities, adding to the positive ripple effect even further.
We are thrilled to be selected to participate in the REDF Accelerator Program, and will update you on what we learn!