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The PepsiCo Greenhouse Accelerator: APAC Sustainability Edition for startups in the APAC region.

Application Deadline: MARCH 18, 2024

The PepsiCo Greenhouse Accelerator: APAC Sustainability Edition is a pilot-oriented, mentorship-based program pairing innovative startups with PepsiCo executives, designed to help startups in the APAC region develop through business advisory and collaboration. Finalists will bring a diversity of new solutions focused on circular economy, sustainable agriculture, and climate action.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Pre-revenue up to $7M USD in sales in the last financial year
  • Have business operations in one of the participating APAC region markets (China, Singapore, Thailand, Australia, Indonesia, New Zealand, Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Fiji, Japan, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Pacific Islands, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Vietnam)
  • Be willing to work with PepsiCo Greenhouse Accelerator mentors throughout the May to September Accelerator program and attend Accelerator events
  • Agree to the Terms and Conditions

An external third party will review all submissions. Our selection committee will choose finalists based on the following criteria:

  • A clear go-to-market strategy and plan for sustained in-market execution
  • Post-prototype, ready for pilot with a multinational corporation or company
  • Uniqueness in the market
  • Balanced gender and ethnic diversity
  • Clear & active social responsibility mission
  • Aligned with PepsiCo’s Pep+ Sustainability Strategy
  • Scalable business model (APAC and global)
  • Disruptive, breakthrough, purpose-driven solution or innovation focused on climate solutions, circular economy, sustainable agriculture and/or agrotech technology

Benefits

he Greenhouse Accelerator can offer you:

Grants

Guaranteed $20,000 USD grant for each finalist. Winner awarded an additional $100,000 USD

Learning

Expert guidance and learning modules across all aspects of business development and impact

Access

Access and exposure to PepsiCo network and resources, industry experts, VCs and investors

Partnership

Unlocking of potential pilot and partnership opportunities

Mentorship

The 2023 cohort held 200+ meetings with PepsiCo mentors and business partners

Growth

Accelerated pathways to launch, scale, and grow your breakthrough innovations

How It Works

MENTORSHIP

The program will feature a one-on-one mentorship program, giving entrepreneurs access to PepsiCo executives and business accelerator experts, whose expertise can help them overcome challenges in product development, supply chain, marketing, distribution, manufacturing, packaging, label claims, fundraising or other elements of their business. Mentors will work closely with finalists to strengthen their fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) capabilities and provide unparalleled insights and resources.

COLLABORATION

Startups will participate in a pilot-oriented business optimization and capability development program designed to accelerate growth. The program will enable pilot exploration with PepsiCo partners, with the potential to unlock collaborations solving for circular economy, climate and sustainable agriculture challenges.

GRANTS

Selected companies are guaranteed $20,000 USD in grant funding and have the opportunity to pitch their product/solution to PepsiCo Executives, venture capitalists and investors at a live event in Bangkok.

FINAL PRIZE

At the end of the program, one winning company will be awarded an additional $100,000 USD in funding to continue its expansion, and an opportunity to continue partnering with PepsiCo to further their growth.

More Info: PepsiCo Greenhouse Accelerator

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