From the 30th September – 6th October 2022, Accelerate2030 – the world’s leading program for scaling entrepreneurial solutions towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – and Impact Hub Geneva will host the Sixth Accelerate2030 Scaling Week in Switzerland, kicking off at The ExperienCE.
Scaling Week 2022 Edition
Scaling Week aims to connect entrepreneurial champions from across the Global South – working on transformational solutions for the SDGs – with the Geneva and Swiss ecosystem for catalytic conversations about partnerships and funding, that could significantly scale the impact towards the SDGs they are tackling. The overarching theme of the week is ‘solutions driving the shift to the new, circular and regenerative economy for the SDGs’: both in terms of solutions coming from entrepreneurs and financial solutions that drive funding for such solutions.
This year, a cohort of Accelerate2030 alumni champions working in food systems, healthcare or the intersection of the two, with international scaling potential and ambitions will convene in Switzerland. The cohort will include companies like SoluBio, a Brazilian biotechnology company founded in 2016 by experienced professionals with more than 20 years in the agricultural business. Since the beginning, the company’s main focus has been to deliver more sustainable and economic alternatives for agricultural activities. This lead to the creation of the SoluBio Experience: a complete solution for the OnFarm bio-inputs production, offering industry standard integrated technology, equipment, inputs, quality control, training and technical assistance.
The company recently announced the acquisition of a relevant minority stake by Aqua Capital, a Private Equity firm focused on innovative and sustainable investments in the agribusiness and food chains, announced the acquisition of a relevant minority stake in SoluBio. SoluBio’s Biological OnFarm® Management system strongly promotes sustainability through regenerative agriculture, reducing the use of chemical inputs and fertilizers. The funding will be invested in commercial expansion, governance, research and development, and applied in an international expansion plan. SoluBio marks the first investment of Aqua Capital’s new fund.
About The ExperienCE
The ExperienCE is the national event of our pioneer initiative Circular Economy Transition (CET). This unique event will bring together entrepreneurs, civil society, and the public and private sector to create new opportunities for Switzerland’s transition to a more sustainable future. It will also celebrate the new home of Impact Hub Lausanne and the opening of Beaulieu Circulaire, Switzerland’s first innovation space dedicated to Circularity and Inclusion. Accelerate2030 Sessions at the event include:
- Global Partnerships for the Circular Economy Transition
Together with local partners and stakeholders, we will explore what it takes to build global partnerships for the circular economy transition and the role the Swiss ecosystem could play in it.
- Workshop with the Doughnut Economics on Regenerative and distributive enterprise design
We are excited to be partnering with the Doughnut Economics Action Lab team to bring some cutting-edge content aimed at entrepreneurs, on regenerative and distributive enterprise design as the next frontier for business.
Learn more about Accelerate2030 Scaling Week and some of the amazing entrepreneurs you can connect with at The ExperienceCE here.