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Green Growth Accelerator for Indian Early-Stage Enterprises

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Application Deadline: 05/15/2022
About Opportunity

Green Growth Accelerator is an accelerator for early-stage enterprises that promote equitable economic growth in India through the application of dignified work, climate mitigation, and circular economy principles.

Eligibility Requirements

  • This is an intensive online program for entrepreneurs and c-suite executives leading for-profit/hybrid social enterprises that:
    • Have business models in the following sectors and value chains:
      • Textile and apparel
        • Examples include models focused on alternative materials, up-cycling and recycling of textile waste, eco-friendly dyes, etc.
      • Construction
        • Examples include sustainable building material that result in lesser emissions or energy consumption
      • Waste management
        • Examples include solutions across municipal solid waste, plastic waste, electronic waste, and agricultural waste including solutions focused on tech based recycling or up-cycling, end-to-end or specialized waste management service providers, PROs and alternative packaging solutions
          Sustainable mobility
      • Examples include EV/mobility solutions and logistics solutions
        • Have a strong commitment to serving informal workers (including waste pickers, construction workers, weavers, potters, gig workers etc.) with evidence of action
        • Have solutions with a positive environmental impact through reduction of greenhouse gas emitted, energy consumed, waste diverted from landfills, amount of waste recycled etc.
        • Have a demonstrated track record of at least 12-18 months, evidence of market traction and are preparing to scale.


  • Six peer virtual Learning Labs
  • Three one-on-one Coaching Consultations
  • Video tutorials on customer discovery, sales and marketing, financial modeling, pitching, and more
  • Case studies from social enterprises tackling similar challenges
  • Two workshops on marketing and cash management facilitated by NSRCEL
  • Pitching opportunity to investors on demo day
  • Eligibility for 2-3 startups to receive up to $50,000 in funding from Acumen
  • Graduation into Acumen Academy’s Foundry: an alumni community designed to accompany leaders from around the world by connecting them with resources and relationships to amplify their work.

Application Procedure

  • Refine and develop a profitable and scalable business model
  • Think critically about your environmental impact and embed decent work principles into your business model
  • Develop robust strategies to bolster your financial sustainability
  • Sharpen your presentation skills and pitch your business to investors and other stakeholders
  • Build a professional network and lifelong community of social entrepreneurs who are committed to tackling injustice

Official Website: Green Growth Accelerator for Indian Early-Stage Enterprises

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