Accelerator Program for India: Submit Applications Now!

Accelerator Program for India: Submit Applications Now!

Accelerator Program for India – Ethical Pitch accelerator is a program initiated by SLYCAN Trust with the objective of supporting local start-up ecosystems and capacity-building on different thematic areas for potential entrepreneurs and those interested in a better understanding of setting up sustainable and climate-friendly business initiatives.

Thematic Focus

  • All submissions need to elaborate the ethical and sustainable aspect related to their initiative. For example, food systems initiatives could focus on plant-based, cruelty-free food, while fashion initiatives could focus on upcycled and organic-material clothes.

Who can apply?

Accelerator Program for India aims to support:

  • Youth
  • Community members of targeted geographical areas
  • Understanding economic context for startups, concepts of sustainability, impacts of climate change and resilience, and integration to their initiatives
  • People in the start-up sphere who are interested in technical support to make their entrepreneurship a climate-resilient and sustainable one, and a net-zero version.

How does the Accelerator Program for India work?

Ethical Pitch accelerator has three initial phases which include different support for applicants based on the selection level.

Phase I: All applicants

  • Capacity-building of participants on key aspects related to setting up a start-up
  • Ideation and framing their concept into an initiative
  • Understanding economic context for startups, concepts of sustainability, impacts of climate change and resilience, and integration to their initiatives
  • Marketing and outreach skills
  • Certification requirements in general with contributions from SLAB

Phase II: Short-listed applicants

  • Targeted marketing and outreach skills building on Phase I
  • Capacity-building on legal aspects related to starting a venture and setting up a registered entity
  • Specific marketing advice based on the focus areas of the short-listed entities

Phase III: Selected applicants

  • One on one advice provision;
  • Supporting the registration of the entity;
  • Provision of work space – where required and within identified geographical locations;
  • Marketing and outreach support;
  • Identifying seed fund raising/ investments.

Applications Deadline: 15th October 2021

To apply visit here

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