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The Social Impact Accelerator Program 2021 for social entrepreneurs in Switzerland

Application Deadline:  15 July 2021.

The Social Impact Accelerator is the first accelerator program for social entrepreneurs in Switzerland purely focused on maximizing societal impact. Startups with social innovation at their core and a self-sustaining business model receive resources and support to professionalize their impact and business model. Additionally, the program also offers growth opportunities and the possibility of access to finance. The program is initiated, developed and executed by SENS and SEIF.


The Social Impact Accelerator is designed to support Swiss based social entrepreneurs / social impact startups / social impact initiatives who:

take up a social challenge and thus contribute with innovative solutions to the UN Sustainable Development Goals

put the impact at the centre of their activities and can demonstrate this with a Theory of Chang

align their business model to scale, replicate or translate a social or societal innovatio

are geared to the best possible business model with appropriate financing (financially self-sustaining), and do not pursue an exit strategy or focus on profit

want to keep the responsibility autonomously with the company and offer the stakeholders opportunities for participation and involvement

have a convincing proof of concept

The Social Impact Accelerator lasts 12 weeks (with a 2-week break). The program consists of sprints, trainings and coaching sessions to support you in your journey together with your peer group (your fellow participants). The program is designed to focus on relevant topics, such as:

  • Impact measurement and management
  • Business model
  • Scaling strategies
  • Financial planning
  • Funding strategies
  • Participatory and democratic governance
  • Leadership and resilience

Official Webpage: Social Impact Accelerator Program 2021



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