Scaling Impact



Join the world’s largest scaling program connecting entrepreneurship and

the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Welcome to Accelerate2030 – North Macedonia


Accelerate2030 is the world’s largest program supporting entrepreneurs from developing and emerging markets to scale their solutions for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The Macedonian Scale-Readiness program consists in a 3-month national acceleration journey led by Seavus Accelerator and Business Impact Lab, where capacity building will be combined with networking and matchmaking opportunities with the broader private and public sectors. 

We leverage the expertise and reach of the global Impact Hub network, United Nations organizations, corporates, investors and expert partners to bring impact to scale!

Are you a start-up and want to scale your impact?


Accelerate2030 – North Macedonia identifies the most innovative startups in North Macedonia tackling the Sustainable Development Goals, and supports them to scale their impact nationally, regionally and globally. 

Join a global community of entrepreneurs, corporates, UN agencies, investors and expert partners across 20+ locations across the world!

Why join Accelerate2030?

Through the Accelerate2030 Scale Readiness program, we enable you to shape and implement your scaling strategy. We build a program based on your specific needs and connect you with experts, mentors, and partners with the mission to scale your impact.

Expert support

Clinics and workshops, and access to mentors and coaches and sector experts.

Strategic connections

We connect you with investors, international organizations, and corporations.

Visibility and positioning

 We help you step out of your comfort zone and step onto the stage.

Global opportunities

Top ventures are nominated to the Accelerate2030 Global Scaling Program.

2021 Focus Areas

Our ecosystem is built by ventures that are not only profit-oriented but also strive to achieve a certain Impact with their operations. Many of them are not even aware that the Impact can be measured, developed, increased if the processes in the company are developed properly. All those who have a certain Impact or potential for Impact towards Sustainable Development Goals are welcome to join us on this SDG journey.

To find more about Sustainable Development Goals feel free to click on this link:


Bring your Impact to Scale

Million funds raised during the program

Recommend Accelerate2030 to a peer entrepreneur

Increased their readiness to scale

Expert mentorship & coaching hours

Who can join?

If you are an innovative business tackling a pressing social and/or environmental  issue related to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, and ready to invest what it takes to bring your venture to the next level.

 We select ventures based on their:

Impact on the SDGS

Your solution effectively addresses a substantial issue linked to the SDGs.


Your solution has the potential to be replicated and scaled to other contexts.

Growth Stage

Your venture shows traction and demonstrates impact already.

Skillfull Team

Your team demonstrates ambition and skills to scale your solution.

Program timeline

Accelerate2030 provides one-of-a-kind scaling support to entrepreneurs through a National Scale-Readiness Programs in over 20 countries worldwide, followed by a Global Scaling Program hosted out of Geneva for those with the highest international scaling potential. The key dates in North Macedonia are:

Applications open

27th April

Applications close

20th June

Ventures selection announcement

25th June

Global finalist selection

1st  November

Geneva Scaling Program

26th November

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the main components of the Accelerate2030 Scale-Ready program?

The program offers personalized guidance, workshops, mentoring, peer support, retreats and online course content, in 5 major pillars:

  1. Leadership & Resilience – We support entrepreneurs to align their inner purpose with their greater impact vision. A2030 focuses on enhancing leadership skills, and integrating practices for increased resilience and wellbeing. 
  2. Scaling Strategy – We help to formulate the most effective scaling strategy, summarized in a clear scaling roadmap with key performance indicators and key areas of support needed.
  3. Access to Finance – Assisting entrepreneurs to mobilize the resources needed to scale, through investment readiness support and connections with relevant sources of funding. 
  4. Impact Measurement – We help to measure, manage and communicate impact, including their Theory of Change, Key Performance Indicators, and aligning their impact metrics with the SDGs.
  5. Access to Networks and Partners – We provide strategic connections, expert mentorship and networking opportunities with sector experts, investors, corporates, UN agencies and other relevant stakeholders.

What are the exact dates of the program?

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The program is now open for applications until end May. The National Scale-Ready Programs will run between Jun – Oct 2021. The nominations for the global phase and the  international selection will take place in Sep – Oct and the global phase will take place between Nov 2021 – Apr 2022.

Where does Accelerate2030 take place?

Accelerate2030 takes place across 20+ locations globally, including your country. The program has a few phases taking place in different locations:

  • The National Scale-Readiness Program takes place locally in your country/city (virtual or in-person delivery depends on the situation and restrictions in your country)
  • Global Scaling Week that takes place in Geneva between 26th Nov – 5th Dec (TBC, based on developments with travel restrictions connected to the COVID-19) 
  • Global Scaling Support phase that takes place virtually, following the Global Scaling Week.

What are the requirements to be accepted into Accelerate2030?

In general, we look for teams that meet the following requirements: a founding team of at least two people, open to coaching and personal development. At least one technical co-founder. All key members committed full-time. Founders need to be based in Montreal for the duration of the program. For the record, it is possible to be accepted without meeting all of these requirements, but your chances are far better if you fit the above profile.

I don’t speak English, is it a problem?

For the National Scale-Readiness phase speaking English is not an exclusion criteria. However, please note that some of the content will be offered by global partners of the Program in English, so to make the most of the program it would be ideal  have a business representative fluent in English. For the Global phase, having a company representative fluent in English will be a requirement.

Will we receive an investment if our company is selected?

The program does not provide any type of direct financial investment. However, through the Access to Finance component, the program supports you in advancing your readiness  to access the needed funding, and provides connections with funding sources. The last global cohort of the program  raised 6Mill+ USD.

Are there costs associated with program participation?

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Will I recieve investment if my development is selected?

No. The program does not provide for any type of direct financial investment for the selected businesses. The Accelerate methodology foresees the existence of an Investment Preparation workshop and connections with funding sources of funds, but at no time should there be an expectation that businesses will effectively receive investment-related counterparts. Maybe mention of 6 Million funds raised?

Costa Rica Insect Company & Sibö

“When we started Accelerate2030, we were barely beginning to understand international business and how we wanted to scale the company. Now, we are an international company with its headquarters in Amsterdam, and operations in the UK and Costa Rica. Thanks to all the support at Accelerate2030 we were able to develop, improve and execute such a strategy.”

Co-founder and CEO

Meet the Team

For the First time in the Macedonian startup ecosystem, two accelerators join forces in the implementation of the Accelerate2030 program.

Accelerete2030-North Macedonia edition is locally led by Seavus Accelerator and Business Impact Lab, supported by the UNDP local office and an amazing network of experts, coaches, and thought leaders across the globe.

Angela Mitrinovska

Angela Mitrinovska

National Program Coordinator

Kristijan Mileski

Kristijan Mileski

Partnerships and Fundraising Lead

Vesna Ivanoska

Vesna Ivanoska

Program Manager

Alfredo Villalonga

Alfredo Villalonga

Program Designer

Our Impact

Accelerate2030 connects a like-minded community of SDG-inspired entrepreneurs, large companies, development agencies, governments, UN agencies, investors and others, who want to contribute with their expertise, resources and networks towards a shared mission of building a better more sustainable economy and society.

Our Trusted Partners

Accelerate2030 connects a like-minded community of SDG-inspired entrepreneurs, large companies, development agencies, governments, UN agencies, investors and others, who want to contribute with their expertise, resources and networks towards a shared mission of building a better more sustainable economy and society.

Initiated and led by

Founding Partner

Global Partners

Local Partners