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OUR ACCELERATORS

We're running accelerator programs three times per year starting in 2022.

More opportunities to support your unique pathway to scale

The upcoming program calendar is listed below, along with application deadlines. We will update this list as we have more information. To stay up to date on the latest program offerings and much more, sign up for our newsletter on our home page.

    • Women’s Economic Empowerment Accelerator (Jan – Aug, 2022), deadline to apply October 15, 2021
    • Climate Resilience Accelerator (May – Dec, 2022), deadline to apply February 15, 2022
    • Women’s Economic Empowerment Accelerator (Sep 2022 – Apr 2023), deadline to apply June 15, 2022

Social entrepreneurship can be lonely.
Let us accompany you along your journey.

We deliver world-class accelerator programs that connect global social enterprise leaders with executive mentors to develop more sustainable, scalable, market-based solutions for providing pathways out of poverty around the world.

OUR DIFFERENCE

World-class programs help you effect transformative change

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Always free to the entrepreneur

All of our accelerator programs are offered at no charge to selected applicants.

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NOT a
pitch program

From post-revenue startup to scale, we walk with you every step of the way.

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Mentors do NOT helicopter in

Mentorship is tailored to your enterprise. Two executive mentors accompany you as trusted advisors, guiding you through the curriculum and sharing expertise through weekly calls for the duration of the program.

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Complete access to our online community

Engage with peers and Miller Center staff for advice and fellowship. Benefit from program management and regular communications to support you and keep you on track. Utilize templates, tools, and resources tailored to your business needs.

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OUR METHODOLOGY

Pioneering social enterprise capacity development

All of our programs are built on our industry-leading Global Social Benefit Institute (GSBI®) methodology. The lessons we have learned from working with over 1,200 social enterprises since 2003 are broadly applicable across sectors and geographies. Our stage-specific programs for post-revenue startup and early growth stage social enterprises, along with our network of partners, collectively serve hundreds of impact organizations annually.

Our methodology revolves around three dynamic interactive aspects:

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Social enterprise selection

We work with social entrepreneurs running non-profit, for-profit, and hybrid businesses who are committed to improving the lives of people living in poverty through a market-based approach and meet our qualifications.

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Stage-specific programs

We know every entrepreneur’s journey is unique. Our integrated and systematic approach enables program participants and their mentors to customize, supplement, and adjust the program to the enterprise’s needs.

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Executive-level mentoring

We connect our social enterprise leaders with executive-level mentors who have decades of experience running companies, delivering products and services to market, building teams, and managing risk.