SCALING ENTREPRENEURIAL SOLUTIONS FOR THE
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

 

Meet Our 2019 Global Finalist Ventures

ABOUT ACCELERATE2030

Accelerate2030 is a program co-initiated by Impact Hub Geneva and the UNDP, with a mission to scale internationally the impact of entrepreneurs working towards achieving positive social and environmental change contributing to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The program builds a pioneering ecosystem for scaling the most innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing social and environmental problems. Now in its third year, Accelerate2030 has reached over 1.5 million people in 24 countries.

In 2019 Accelerate2030 is being implemented across 16 countries: Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Venezuela, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, South Africa, Serbia, Turkey, Armenia, Malaysia, Cambodia, Philippines, Indonesia.

DO YOU HAVE AN ESTABLISHED START-UP AND WANT TO SCALE YOUR IMPACT?

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THE ACCELERATE2030 APPROACH

Sustainability starts with the human.

We work with leaders of high-impact ventures to develop, test and validate their journey to scale that is sustainable for the individual, the organisation and society as a whole.

    Global reach in addressing local needs.

    We build on the local expertise and networks of the Impact Hub network, UNDP and partners to identify and support ventures with high impact potential in emerging and developing markets.

    Change does not happen in isolation.

    We bring together ventures with the United Nations, corporates and investors to bring forward win-win collaborations for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

      As of 2018 the program’s ventures have impacted more than 601,000 end users with their innovative solutions for the SDGs. The Accelerate2030 ventures of the last international cohort have created a 41 percent increase in employment. In 2019 the program is supporting 160+ ventures across 16 countries, selected from a pool of 1100+ applications.

      our global impact

      PARTICIPATING COUNTRIES

      HOURS OF SUPPORT

      MILLION REACHED

      APPLICANTS IN 2019

      ACCELERATE2030 IS FOR VENTURES THAT

      HAVE A SCALABLE SOLUTION

      contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals

      demonstrate their impact

      and have a potential for bigger reach

      Are Growth-
      stage

      and able to profit from scale-readiness support

      Have a skillful team

      with passion to scale their solution

      HEAR ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE OF OUR VENTURES

      WE ARE ENGAGED IN MAKING THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS A REALITY BY 2030.