ACCELERATE YOUR BUSINESS

We believe in  the power of business to deliver solutions that reach places and people who need it most.

THE  ACCELERATOR

The Toilet Board Coalition accelerates business solutions to the sanitation crisis via the sector’s leading Accelerator. We match entrepreneurs with global business leaders and investors to drive progress on Sustainable Development Goal 6 – sanitation for all by 2030. The Accelerator is a 12-month virtual programme offered in English, Spanish and French. 

Our Accelerator is in its ninth year, accelerating Sanitation Economy businesses through business model coaching, corporate mentorship and access to investment. To date, the Coalition has graduated 70 SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises), impacting more than 3 million people daily and unlocking US$33 million in finance.

Applications to the next Cohort open in February 2025. Be the first to get notified by joining our newsletter here.

IMPACT

SMES GRADUATED ICON
70
SMEs Graduated
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3M
Lives Impacted
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$33M
Enabled Into Alumni
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+80
Members

Minna Palo, Entrepreneur PIKKUVIHREÄ

Toilet Board Coalition’s Accelerator was like a business toolbox for us. We now have a better understanding of our role, our strengths, and the opportunities in the sanitation business. A big thanks to our mentors and Toilet Board Coalition for enabling this journey for us!

Bara Wahbeh, Entrepreneur AKYAS SANITATION

Toilet Board Coalition is like a resource hub for us. The amount of resources and the network we have access to is unbelievable – we hope to nurture our business through it. It was a great experience, and I am sure there is a lot more to learn in the near future.

David Gallagher, Entrepreneur AEROSAN

Through Toilet Board Coalition’s Accelerator, we were able to make new connections and build our network, and now we’re looking at possibilities to expand our business in other countries.

Asim Bhalerao, Entrepreneur FLUID ROBOTICS

The Accelerator has helped me both personally and professionally. Fluid Robotics was predominately a robotics and loT company. During the programme, Fluid transitioned into a wastewater analytics company, with the launch of Fluid Al and the goal of scaling globally. The Accelerator team helped us create a plan for the coming years and now it is our job to execute it. The help that the Accelerator team provided was invaluable.

Abha Tadvalkar, Entrepreneur INORA BIOTECH

The exercises in the Accelerator have been instrumental in helping us gain a better understanding of our business, identifying our focus point, and understanding our entire supply chain.

Lumar Fourie, Entrepreneur AMALOOLOO

The Toilet Board Coalition Accelerator has in a sense, given us a fresh and objective view of who we are and what we need to achieve. The programme has reignited our passion to bring about hope, dignity, health & hygiene to those who need it most, we are more motivated than ever.

Ingrid Cortez, Entrepreneur SERVICIOS Y SOLUCIONES A&S

The experience with the Toilet Board Coalition Accelerator has been very beneficial for me and my business. I am pleased and grateful for the knowledge imparted by my mentors.

Edwing Minchan, Entrepreneur M&S AGRODINUDSTRIA

I am delighted to be part of the first Latin America Cohort of the Toilet Board Coalition Accelerator. I have learned a lot together with my mentors. We are working in a coordinated way to strengthen my business and make it grow.

Rudy Wahyu, Entrepreneur JAMBAN

Our journey in the Toilet Board Coalition Accelerator for almost a year has been nothing short of extraordinary. Under the mentorship of sanitation experts and the doors opened to a global network of sanitation entrepreneurs and investors, our understanding and insights in the sanitation sector have reached remarkable depths.

Ashwani Aggarwal, Entrepreneur BASICSHIT

Our experience with the Toilet Board Coalition has been incredibly positive. We have successfully refined our business model and established clear projections, aligning with our long-term vision. The programme has provided invaluable support and resources, enabling us to make significant strides towards our goals.

Nivedha R.M, Entrepreneur TRASHCON

We saw leaps of growth during the last year. We learnt how to institutionalize our organisation and structure the fund we were trying to raise. We secured not one, but two funding and a considerable portion is coming from Toilet Board Coalition’s associations. All of this has been possible through its continuous support and redirections. Thank you so much!

 

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Business Model Coaching

12 Months of customised expert support

Benefit from weekly one-on-one sessions with dedicated Toilet Board Coalition coaches to guide you refining your business model, covering unit economics, setting strategic milestones and investment readiness.

VENUGOPAL GUPTA

Managing Director Acceleration

“The global sanitation entrepreneurship community is growing fast and so are the conversations, exchange of ideas and collaborations – apply to our Accelerator as we facilitate vital partnerships between entrepreneurs and corporates, NGOs, investors and governments.”

Access to Investment

We prepare you for investment and match you with global investors

Throughout the programme, you’ll receive tailored guidance from our experts. This support will help you effectively communicate your venture’s potential to our extensive network of investors via quarterly virtual events – Investor Forums. 

Please note that the Toilet Board Coalition itself does not make direct investments in businesses.

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$33M
Enabled Into Alumni
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88%
secure investment or partnership

Corporate Mentorship

Receive mentorship from global business leaders

Experience bi-weekly calls with corporate mentors from LIXIL, Unilever, or Kimberly-Clark. These global business leaders excel in scaling products and services, imparting skills across marketing, branding, operations, innovation, and design.

Sushant Cowlagi

Project Management & Senior Artwork Specialist, Hindustan Unilever 

“My purpose is to enrich a million lives by bringing a smile on their faces. This is a perfect opportunity to live my purpose, enhance my soft skills and also see the difference you make in people’s lives firsthand, through these great entrepreneurs and their businesses.”

The accelerator

Experience

Who is eligible ?

THE ACCELERATOR IS SEEKING TO WORK WITH SMES
THAT MEET THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:

SMEs OPERATING IN EMERGING MARKETS

serving low-income customers across Asia, Africa and Latin America

SCALABLE BUSINESS MODEL

that is commercially viable & delivering sanitation in new customer-centric ways

SANITATION ECONOMY PRODUCT OFFERING

that is innovative, replicable & proven

Alumni Geographic Presence

Europe
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3 Accelerator graduates from Europe
Africa
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$76.8 BN annual Sanitation Economy opportunity and 28  Accelerator graduates from Africa Learn more
Asia
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$493.9 BN annual Sanitation Economy opportunity and 33 Accelerator graduates from Asia Learn more
Latam
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$19.2 BN annual Sanitation Economy opportunity and 6 Accelerator graduates from LATAM Learn more

Timeline

The Accelerator partners with entrepreneurs over the course of 12 months.

frequently asked questions

Our team have answered some of your most frequent and basic questions around the Accelerator programme. Check out the FAQs! 👇 If you have more questions, join our WhatsApp community for sanitation business professionals and ask our team !

Meet our 2024 accelerator cohort

Participants in an annual Accelerator are building a new sanitation sector for the future.

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