Our Accelerator Program

If you’re a founder of an early stage venture aimed at improving the lives of people living in poverty, we want to hear from you!

What do you need to be eligible?

  1. You need to be an entrepreneur! We believe the best solutions to poverty are entrepreneurial, so we focus on early stage ventures that exist to improve access to education or healthcare, create jobs or build safer homes.

  2. You understand the context you are working in. We look for people who are born in the country they work in, or have at least spent years working there.

  3. You need to have started. You have to have launched your venture and it needs to have its first customer. If it is just an idea, we encourage you to get out there, get started and then apply.

  4. You need to be in the start-up phase: The entrepreneurs we support have usually impacted the lives of less than 100 people. We love supporting entrepreneurs who are in their early stages of a great idea.

  5. That must be improving lives: At the end of the day, we exist to improve the lives of people living in poverty. If you believe your venture is improving the lives of people living in poverty, we encourage you to apply.

If you don’t hit all of these criteria perfectly, we still encourage you to apply as you may still be considered!