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…
Check out our new video telling the stories of rural farmers! They provide higher incomes and safe jobs for rural farmers in Colombia. They work in areas affected by armed conflict growing baby vegetables and edible flowers. 🌱 🌿 🥕🌷 🌹
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’.
This is for growth-stage businesses that seek to solve a social problem. We are looking for businesses that want to level up and become ready for investment. Social Businesses that seek to apply to the programme should be generating revenues of around US$250,000.
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