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Accelerate2030 is the world’s largest program supporting entrepreneurs from developing and emerging markets to scale their solutions for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
We leverage the strengths and reach of the global Impact Hub network, United Nations organizations, corporates, investors and expert partners to scale entrepreneurial innovations while contributing to a shift towards a more sustainable economy.
Accelerate2030 provides one-of-a-kind scaling support to entrepreneurs through National Scale-Ready Programs across Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America, followed by a Global Scaling Program for those with the highest international scaling potential.
Our Unique Approach
Accelerate2030 identifies the most innovative businesses in emerging and developing countries tackling the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and support them scale their solutions in a way that is sustainable for their teams and their businesses, and drives the shift towards a more sustainable economy.
Our approach starts with people: building sustainability for the entrepreneurs and their teams, and enabling them to thrive as conscious leaders
Accelerate2030 support entrepreneurs to scale to new markets, access resources, build strong partnerships, and measure their impact.
We drive a shift towards a healthier, more sustainable approach to business growth. We build an ecosystem around these businesses, connecting them with global partners.
Accelerate2030 connects a like-minded community of SDG-inspired entrepreneurs, large companies, development agencies, governments, UN agencies, investors and others, who want to contribute with their expertise, resources and networks towards a shared mission of building a better more sustainable economy and society.
Application deadline: Open deadline
The program is now open for applications until end May. The National Scale-Ready Programs will run between Jun – Oct 2021. The nominations for the global phase and the international selection will take place in Sep – Oct and the global phase will take place between Nov 2021 – Apr 2022.
Opportunity is About:
Candidates should be from:
Description of Ideal Candidate:
If you are an innovative business tackling a pressing social and/or environmental issue related to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, and ready to invest what it takes to bring your venture to the next level – then APPLY for the program!
We select ventures based on their:
- Impact on the SDGS - The solution effectively addresses a substantial issue linked to the SDGs
- Scalability - The solution and the business model have the potential to be replicated and scaled to other contexts
- Growth Stage - The venture shows traction and demonstrates impact already
- Impact on the SDGS - The team demonstrates ambition and skills to scale their solution
Deadline: As soon as possible
Cost/funding for participants:
Why join Accelerate2030?
- Expert support
- Strategic connections
- Visibility and positioning
- Global opportunities