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
everything you need to run a Lab from curriculum to budgeting to entrepreneur selection
to help you manage and review applications
to connect with & learn from Lab teams from around the world
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
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:
Case StudiesThis stuff really works!
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 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.