for Sanitation Economy businesses
what is the accelerator?
Applications to the 2024 Accelerator Cohort are closed.
Check back in February for applications to the 2025 Accelerator Cohort.
The Toilet Board Coalition accelerates business solutions to the sanitation crisis through our world-renowned Accelerator; matching entrepreneurs with global business leaders and investors to drive progress on Sustainable Development Goal 6.2 – sanitation for all by 2030.
Our Accelerator is in its eighth year, accelerating Sanitation Economy businesses through business model design, corporate mentorship and access to investment. To date, the Coalition has graduated 58 SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises), impacting more than 2.4 million people daily and unlocking US$22 million in finance.
The Accelerator has expanded into Latin America and is co-financed by IDB and IDB Lab through the Source of Innovation alliance and delivered in collaboration with Water For People. The Accelerator is now also offered in Spanish. Click here to learn more.
We love our entrepreneurs
Meet our 2023 accelerator cohort
Participants in an annual Accelerator programme are building a new sanitation sector for the future.
view our full portfolio of entrepreneurs
Benefits of the programme
12 months in-kind business support
Hands-on mentoring tailored to your needs and the challenges facing your business
Access to capital
upon graduation from the Accelerator (capital from Toilet Board Coalition members and investor network based on investment readiness)
Partnership brokering & brand building
through affiliation with Toilet Board Coalition member corporate, NGO and institutional brands
Membership to the Toilet Board Coalition
ongoing engagement and investment opportunities with the Coalition following graduation
Access to global and local mentors
business experts from leading multinational companies - sales, marketing, supply-chain, financial planning, etc and technical experts from leading companies and stakeholders - research & development, engineering, IT, mobile, etc
A business intelligence toolkit
consumer insights study; social & environmental audit; and financial analysis
Hear from the mentors
who can apply
The Accelerator is seeking to work with SMEs that meet the following criteria:
Emerging & Frontier Markets
Target market includes populations most at risk in Asia, Africa & Latin America.
The business is positioned to deliver sanitation at scale and is connected to the full value chain of sanitation service delivery
Product offering that is aspirational for its target market and provides an improved solution to the market and/or product offering that is proven and replicable
Commercially viable businesses, at every point in the sanitation value chain, delivering sanitation to those without access, profitably
call for applications
Review by selection committee
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frequently asked questions
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If you need more information, don’t hesitate to reach out!