Mini-Grid Accelerator

Meet Our 2020 Cohort of Mini-Grid Developers who are improving energy access for rural and off-grid communities in Myanmar

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About the program

GSBI Accelerator LogoMiller Center for Social Entrepreneurship, in partnership with  Smart Power Myanmar and supported by Chevron, has launched the Mini-Grid Accelerator program for Myanmar. The Mini-Grid Accelerator is designed to support mini-grid developers who are seeking to expand energy access in rural and off-grid communities throughout the country. This world-class accelerator program provides practical tools, proven curriculum, and executive mentorship to help entrepreneurs develop more sustainable and scalable solutions.

“Our partnership with Miller Center, with Chevron’s support, enables us to help build Myanmar’s investible energy companies of the future, and thereby accelerate the spread of decentralized renewable energy solutions, thus transforming the long-term economic potential of millions of people”

Richard Harrison, CEO of Smart Power Myanmar

Unlike other accelerators, this 5-month program connects social enterprise leaders with experienced business executives from Silicon Valley and South East Asia, who provide extensive mentorship and accompany entrepreneurs throughout their entire journey.  Together, we are fully committed to helping social entrepreneurs bring reliable, efficient, and sustainable energy to the communities they serve.

The 5-month Mini-Grid Accelerator kicked off on June 17, 2020.

About Smart Power Myanmar

Smart Power Myanmar was established to accelerate the spread of decentralized renewable energy solutions in Myanmar and transform the long-term economic potential of millions of people currently without access to electricity. Supported by The Rockefeller Foundation and managed by Pact, we connect economically viable and reliable energy solutions, such as renewable energy mini-grids to demand from rural families, entrepreneurs, farms, and enterprises to boost incomes, grow businesses, and foster economic growth. Smart Power Myanmar is laying the pathway forward for a sustainable, integrated approach to electrification.

Learn more: https://www.smartpowermyanmar.org/

About Chevron in Myanmar

For more than 25 years, Chevron, through its subsidiary Unocal Myanmar Offshore Co. Ltd., has worked with partners in Myanmar to spur economic growth and development. Chevron’s nonoperated investment in Myanmar’s Yadana natural gas project is helping to support energy security in South East Asia. Our social investments in Myanmar focus on supporting community development through improving access to health care; initiating funds for communities to invest in renewable energy; strengthening local governance; promoting sustainable livelihoods; and enabling education and training opportunities.

More information about Chevron is available at https://www.chevron.com/

About Miller Center's GSBI Accelerator Program

    • Our structured and validated curriculum has accelerated over 1000 social enterprises to meet operational excellence and prepare for investment.

    • Silicon Valley Mentors are your personal advisors. They will accompany you with expertise in innovation and entrepreneurship throughout the program.

    • NO CHARGE! All Miller Center GSBI accelerator programs are offered at no charge to selected social enterprises.


Miller Center delivers world-class accelerator programs that connect global social enterprise leaders with Silicon Valley business executives to develop more sustainable, scalable market-based solutions to the problems of those living in poverty around the world.