Scaling Impact: The MAN Impact Accelerator comes to Brazil!

Scaling Impact: The MAN Impact Accelerator comes to Brazil!

February 7, 2020

This month we have completed the second program week of our third accelerator cycle in São Paulo focusing on customer development and impact. We were particularly excited to expand to an entirely new continent and increasing our global exposure by including more diversity in stops. During our visit, we passed some great milestones — from onboarding Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus as new partners, to expanding our network of mentors and entering a new geography which opened our minds to all kinds of stories in the transport and logistics ecosystem.

WATCH THE PROGRAM WEEK FILM TO FIND OUT ABOUT THE BUZZ!

CONNECTING ENTREPRENEURS TO DIFFERENT GEOGRAPHIES IS AT THE HEART OF OUR IMPACT ACCELERATOR

The amount of travel required to get everyone together in our different locations (#Munich, #SãoPaulo, #Lisbon and #Johannesburg) is particularly important  to connect with investors, mentors, partners with different professional, cultural and economic backgrounds. They bring unique perspectives, personalities and challenges to the table.  Giving the opportunity to our entrepreneurs to reflect on the synergies or differences between each of the locations is of great value to them. For example  gaining insight into the differences in size and shape of the market, the scale of the challenges, the needs of the community, the level of government and international support, the availability of investment as well as the difference in consumer mindsets. This is a great way to get them thinking about scale and about the possibilities of entering new markets!

Perhaps to your surprise, São Paulo was picked as a location not for its caipirinhas, but for its emerging market of global entrepreneurship and innovation, as it is now considered one of the hottest latin american city for entrepreneurs.

During the week we connected our social entrepreneurs to +40 mentors from the local ecosystem from companies :  Google, Uber, Grupo Tellus, Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus, Instituto Muda, CREN - Centro de Recuperação e Educação Nutricional, Yunus Social Business, Pipe.Social, Desabafo Social, VWCO Foundation, , NESsT, MAN Truck & Bus , Gympass, Mandae, James Insight & Strategy

A big shout out to all the incredible people, Lead Mentors, Local Topic Mentors and Social Entrepreneurs of the cohort without whom this week would be impossible.

The entrepreneurs made huge progress in only two mentoring days and gained clarity around their value proposition, theory of change, their  impact model.  The main takeways is that having a social product is not enough to create impact. They must create a business that delivers clear and understandable value to their customers by clearly defining who their product is for and how it answers their needs.

On our last day we visited the social entrepreneurs of Sao Paulo Gabriel Arcon , Pablo Pires Julia Drezza Thais Cestari Miranda, whose journey inspire us to be better and stronger.

Special thank you to our partners MAN Truck & Bus for making this happen, and VWCO for hosting our 3 day event.  

So excited for the next leg of this incredible journey —>  #LISBON and connect with new experts, mentors and investors to expand our powerful global community!

Please connect with Solene if have any suggestions for people to meet or companies that represent the fantastic Lisboa energy and local ecosystem.

Previous post

There is no previous post

Next Post

There is no next post

YSB presents the Social Success Note in partnership with The Rockefeller Foundation

Prof. Yunus visits Haiti Oct. 12-15

YSB 10 Years Celebration: Here's What Happened!

10 Years Of Social Business: Anniversary Report

Yunus Social Business Turns 10 Years Old!

6 Female Founders Changing the World with Social Business.

We are delighted to share the Yunus Social Business 2018 Impact Report.

We've been featured in the Hauck & Aufhäuser Magazine (German)

The Need of the Hour Amid COVID-19

Join Yunus Social Business on the Global Climate Strike this Friday!

Why Now? Is the Social Business Movement Reaching A Tipping Point?

Ist „#Social“ das neue „#Digital“? Unsere Gründerin Saskia Bruysten schreibt in Capital Magazin

We are delighted to share the Yunus Social Business 2018 Impact Report.

What are the Yunus Social Business team listening to? We list our favourite podcasts.

Remote Work is Here to Stay

It goes without saying, we are living through unprecedented times.

Corona Pandemic: Time Is Running Out Fast, A Letter From Prof. Muhammad Yunus

Thinking Ahead: Securitization Structure Helps to Democratise Technical and Medical Education in Bra

Yunus Social Business Co-Initiates New Alliance With World Economic Forum to Help Social Entrepreneu

“Going Back to That World Is Equal to Committing Suicide.” - Professor Muhammad Yunus on the Opportu

Amidst the COVID-19 Crisis, MBA Students Go Online to Support Our Social Businesses in India

“I Was Truly Blown Away When I Heard the News” - Yunus Social Business Has Distributed 650k USD to H

The Quick Social Business Christmas Gift Guide

Read Our Latest Impact Report

The Life-Savers Now Need Saving

COVID Response Alliance for Social Entrepreneurs, Initiated by YSB and WEF’s Schwab Foundation

Building The COVID-19 Response Alliance for Social Entrepreneurs

Fuelling social-business entrepreneurship in Kenya and beyond

YSB Launches Coursera Courses: Education For A World of Three Zeroes

Yunus Social Business and the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship partnership

Your mission is bigger than your job.

Living Up To Our Mission: Our 2020 Annual Report

We took a holistic, expedient and humane approach to support smallholder farmers in Colombia

On 20 March this year, Luis Miguel Botero discovered that his social business, Pomario, faced an existential threat. It was the day that a nation-wide quarantine in Colombia was announced, which was ultimately extended until the end of August. For Botero, as for many business owners, this presented the threat that his social businesses’ revenues would disappear overnight.

Investment Readiness Programme in Colombia with The Boston Consulting Group

Since 2016, our team in Colombia has been running an accelerator programme in collaboration with The Boston Consulting Group (BCG). The goal of the programme is to build the ecosystem around social business in Colombia and help those with a high potential to become ‘investment ready’.

It's Giving Tuesday! Give What You Can Today.

Have you heard of Giving Tuesday before? It is a movement to create an international day of charitable giving at the beginning of the Christmas and holiday season. Today we are encouraging you to spare what you can to create a better world - for the future of all of us.

Harnessing the Power of Networks Part II: Our 3As – Alignment, Autonomy and Anxiety

The network wave has surged, and many organisations today are following a similar network-centric approach. A popular example is Spotify’s world-famous culture - driven by its organisational structure.

MIA Spotlight : KOIKI, Delivering More Than Packages - Creating a Culture of Inclusion

Everyone hates having to stay in all day to wait for a parcel delivery. Well, imagine if you could choose the exact time of your delivery and at the same time provide employment opportunities for vulnerable populations (for example disabled people or refugees) in your local neighbourhood whilst reducing CO2 emissions.

BASF Grameen Ltd – Mosquito nets

Malaria is one of the major health problems in Bangladesh. According to the WHO World Malaria Report 2009, 11 million people in Bangladesh are at risk of malaria.

Cookie Consent

We use cookies to provide necessary website functionality, improve your experience and analyze our traffic. By using our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our cookies usage.