Why this big bank wants to help Florida social entrepreneurs change the world

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    BBVA Compass is opening its Momentum accelerator to social entrepreneurs in Florida and six other Sunbelt states.

    The five-month accelerator program provides training and potential funding to startups that aim to have a positive social impact as well as make money.

    The bank is part of Madrid-based Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA (NYSE: BBVA) and its purpose is “to bring the age of opportunity to everyone,” said Reymundo Ocañas, director of corporate responsibility and reputation. “The program tries to put that purpose into motion.”