How to Apply for an Accelerator

Apply for an Accelerator and explore our open challenges below

  • Business development guidance, including robust curriculum covering customer development, growth, capital attraction, impact expansion. Mentors and advisors network aligned to the needs of the particular venture.
  • Global access facilitation via UNDP channels: the accelerator will leverage the UNDP global presence and networks to help support the selected impact ventures to scale-up to new country markets.
  • Funding access facilitation: UNDP is in the process of setting up impact funding instruments as well as mechanisms to attract capital to selected promising impact ventures.
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Selection Criteria

We look for local and international sustainable startups who are equally interested in business and impact ! An empowering program implemented jointly with different field experts, impact measurement professionals as well as business and technology accelerators.

We target startups offering solutions in:

Sustainable agriculture and food processing

Meeting the food and textile requirements of today without jeopardizing the capabilities of future generations to meet their own needs.

Regional, urban and rural development

Improving the quality of life in neighborhoods including ecological, cultural, political, institutional, social and economic components.

Green economy

Resisting the challenges of climate change, urbanization, resource scarcity and unpredictability of the economy in future.

Innovation of public and social services Govtech/Edutech/Fintech

Govtech is about innovative services that are created for addressing the needs of the government, business and the citizens.

Empowering vulnerable groups

Social inclusion of vulnerable communities while creating conditions that will ensure decent work for all.

Gender Equality

Gender Equality is in our agenda, since 2019. We aim to balance the gender equality in STEM fields. 

Fast paced program of 3-6 months tailored to the needs of ventures ! -

With an aim to strengthen ventures’ market base, scale up impact and increase their investment absorption capacity, The ImpactAIM acceleration creates a combination of sessions, based on cutting-edge methodologies and hands on experience in knowledge areas, crucial for startup/business development. The program also includes tailored mentorship and individual coaching from instructors and experts. 

The acceleration engages key resources, experienced entrepreneurs, mentors, advisers, industry thought leaders and other stakeholders concerned with the acceleration of ventures. By the end of the program, teams develop and implement their operational models, which will increase their product capabilities in the market. Ventures will also be introduced to a network of Impact VCs and angels with access to funding opportunities through targeted roadshows and pitching events

Tech

4 weeks of  targeted workshops on technological topics

Business

During the first 6 weeks teams will have weekly workshops on the specifically chosen topics, as well as office hours will be offered by mentors during the week.

Impact

4 week impact measurement and tracking module

1:1 Mentorship Session

Based on the development needs of each startup, specific support and tailored mentorship will be offered to each participating team.

Online Collaborative tool

The tool is a perfect fit for teams, aimed to manage an acceleration program, where it is possible to keep our network engaged. Our efforts were united to build entrepreneurial ecosystem, support the growth of ventures with positive social and environmental impact.

Investor Matching

Fast paced program of 3-6 months tailored to the needs of ventures ! -

With an aim to strengthen ventures’ market base, scale up impact and increase their investment absorption capacity, The ImpactAIM acceleration creates a combination of sessions, based on cutting-edge methodologies and hands on experience in knowledge areas, crucial for startup/business development. The program also includes tailored mentorship and individual coaching from instructors and experts. 

The acceleration engages key resources, experienced entrepreneurs, mentors, advisers, industry thought leaders and other stakeholders concerned with the acceleration of ventures. By the end of the program, teams develop and implement their operational models, which will increase their product capabilities in the market. Ventures will also be introduced to a network of Impact VCs and angels with access to funding opportunities through targeted roadshows and pitching events