As the world continues to collaborate and seek for solutions to improve lives, Africa is proud to be a part of the change. We will once again be a part of Accelerate 2030, an acceleration program facilitated by Impact Hub Geneva, in partnership with the UNDP and various partners. The program is designed to support startups in developing and transitioning countries to scale, enabling impact-driven ventures to contribute to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals.

An international jury composed of social impact professionals from the corporate sector, representatives of international organizations, and serial impact entrepreneurs will select 10 ventures from the 17 participating countries across 4 continents to participate in a Scaling boot-camp at the Social Good Summit in Geneva Switzerland to be held in October 2017. Here the startups will be connected with a dynamic ecosystem of impact investors, representatives from international organizations and governments, experts from the global supply chain and fellow entrepreneurs – all committed to scaling innovative ideas that accelerate the achievement of the SDGs. After the boot-camp, ventures will be invited to present their activities, impact and scaling plans and network with a hand-picked audience.

 

Each venture will then be put under a 9-month incubation program where they go through a scaling program built specifically for them. In addition to support that helps you become investment ready, the finalists get access to Impact Hub’s global network and complimentary membership to their local Impact Hub.If your venture is at growth stage and ready to scale in new markets, has proven solutions in achieving sustainable impact or uses an innovative approach to addressing local needs, then you need to apply for such a life changing program.  For Africa,only ventures located in Ghana, Mali, Rwanda, South Africa and Zimbabwe are eligible to apply. The deadline for submission of applications is June 18, 2017.

 

 

Jocelyn Nyaguse

Jocelyn Nyaguse

Communications Assistant: Africa

Jocelyn is a media practitioner with a particular focus in online publications. Her interest in wordplay and business have converged, leading her to establish her own communications consultancy which works primarily with corporate clients to enhance their social media content and press publications.
She believes that storytelling is a critical way to share knowledge which adds value to our communities. Although now based in Harare, Joss has worked in various cities across the globe including Berlin, Leipzig, Durban and Cape Town.