An 8 month multi-location accelerator for early stage social business startups, looking to scale their business and impact potential.
Access to mobility is one of the main drivers to alleviate poverty. More and more social entrepreneurs are tackling the issue and are providing transportation means to the base of the pyramid or are developing innovative solutions for last-mile distribution of essential goods and services. For this reason, we are harnessing the power of global economic player MAN Truck & Bus, to create a community of change-makers that are disrupting the mobility and logistics sector and bringing scalable social impact to the world. Find out more about our fruitful partnership here.
To be part of the 2019 batch you should be:
Scaling a fast-growing startup is hard. The challenge of growing fast is even more challenging when you are stuck in the day to day running of your business whilst your vision is spread across the globe. The MAN Impact Accelerator program offers startups the best prerequisites for growing into strong, scalable businesses by providing access to a diversity of support, resources, and connections that they need…
What we think is our biggest asset and the most unique component of our accelerator program is our mentoring methodology. We find our mentors tailored to the needs of our startups. This enables us to deliver the most value-added mentoring in the shortest possible time. Read our previous blog post “Forget the “Consulting” Approach” to find out more about its uniqueness. We are grateful to our mentors for contributing generously to our community by offering their knowledge and assistance.
We are all about social impact so don’t forget to show us your unbridled passion for what you do and the social problem you are solving when applying to our program!
Additionally, startups should have a founder who is willing to step away from day-to-day operations and travel across the world to 5 locations in order to participate in our program weeks. We take acceleration seriously and hold our startups to high standards so we do expect a lot of them during the program.
With passion and commitment being the driving values of our accelerator, we believe magic can happen for a startup within our ecosystem.
Do you have any questions regarding the program, the structure or whether you would be a good fit?
Please contact our team.
Do you know of any startups working on creating a better world with smart transport and logistics solutions that would highly benefit from the program?
Let them know!
Please contact Solene (email@example.com), our communications lead of our accelerator to discuss some potential ideas to help to spread the word, joy and excitement about the program and our open applications…
Along with The Center for Sustainable Finance and Private Wealth (CSP) at the University of Zurich went out and about around São Paulo at the start of February to explore the ecosystem of social businesses and investment. Take a look at our fantastic week in the video:
These have been difficult times for our portfolio companies. They are working hard to protect those they employ and serve. In India, Waste Ventures recycle plastic and improve the lives of waste pickers. As they are dependent on revenues from previous months to meet their expenses, the abrupt pause to their activities has made their ability to pay their workforce much more difficult.
Tugende is a Social Business that helps mototaxi drivers double their incomes by owning their motorcycles. They have helped over 18,000 motorcycle taxi drivers with higher incomes, including the drivers’ families, that’s over 85,000 people.
Yunus Social Business (YSB) and Upaya Social Ventures (Upaya) today announced the launch of their 2022 Accelerator Programme to help small and growing businesses (SGBs) in India scale and create jobs to lift people out of extreme poverty.
As we embark on our next round of research into social intrapreneurship at Yunus Social Business, we are looking at the business case for social transformation. In a year where we've seen short-term priorities rise to the top of the agenda, can empirical proof help turn the tide?
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.