Launch an Accelerator

We empower teams around the world to launch accelerator programs
& customize them for entrepreneurs in their local context.

 

Are You One of Those Teams?

If you are deeply committed to social impact, plugged into the existing entrepreneurial ecosystem, and will tirelessly work to support your region’s entrepreneurs, then this is the opportunity for you.

 

Here’s how the magic happens.

What You’ll Get

Remote HQ Support

25 hours in the months leading up to your lab

Lab Playbook

everything you need to run a Lab from curriculum to budgeting to entrepreneur selection

Application Software

to help you manage and review applications

 

Learning Platform

to connect with & learn from Lab teams from around the world

Website template

to make it quick and easy to market your Lab (see examples here)

 

The Process for 2017 Labs

Transition: One-Lab to Full-time Team

Curriculum

 

Business Model Validation
Target Stage: Early-stage ventures

The Business Model Validation Labs help teams lead entrepreneurs through a step-by-step methodology to rapidly and systematically validate their venture’s business model.

Teams will help attending entrepreneurs:

  • Complete a venture map identifying the key assumptions of the business
  • Build prototypes of a key element of their venture
  • Test prototypes with real customers
  • Meet and receive feedback from 10-12 world-class mentors
  • Conduct a break-even analysis of their business
  • Build out a basic budget and financial model
  • Create a 6-month operating plan
 

Case Studies

This stuff really works!

Japan Lab

Japan team ran their first Lab in October 2015. Since then, they’ve been mobilizing 40 volunteers. They raised a record amount of funds by dedicating one person to fundraising (their only job). Had prior experience runnings events as team and engaged communicators with HQ and each other. Japan Took the time to customize the curriculum to their culture. UPDATE: As of today, Japan is gearing up for their second program and we are in talks about a long-term program.

Morocco Lab

Morocco team ran their first lab in September 2015. They selected high-quality entrepreneurs that were committed to impact. They began already well-connected in the existing eco-system, which made it easier to: Fundraise, get sponsorships & recruit mentors. They had prior experience working as a team & putting on events. The Morocco team kept HQ up-to-date on progress & asked for help & invested time in understanding curriculum and adapting to their entrepreneurs.