accelerator

for Sanitation Economy businesses

Applications to the 2024 Accelerator Cohort are now open! Join a world-class group of experts from business, investment, and the global sanitation community to help turn your ideas into successful and sustainable businesses and prepare you for investment.

The special 2023 LATAM Cohort is offered in Spanish – made possible with strategic support from IDB Lab and Water for People. Applications are now closed.

what is the accelerator?

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.

1
COHORTS
52
SMEs
+ 20
COUNTRIES
1 %
GRADUATED WITH INVESTMENT OR PARTNERSHIP WITH MNC
2.4 M
lives IMPACTED DAILY
0 K
TONNES OF WASTE CIRCLED BACK TO THE ECONOMY IN 2022
0 K
CO2 TONNES REDUCED OR AVOIDED IN 2022
$ 1 M
DIRECT INVESTMENT FACILITATED

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.

Scalable

The business is positioned to deliver sanitation at scale and is connected to the full value chain of sanitation service delivery

Innovative/ Replicable ​

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

Market Based ​

Commercially viable businesses, at every point in the sanitation value chain, delivering sanitation to those without access, profitably

recruitment

jan-apr

may-jun

jul-aug

sep-oct

nov

call for applications

applications shortlisted

Review by selection committee

mentor-mentee pairing

announcement of cohort on world toilet today

. . . .

jan-apr

call for applications

 

 

may-jun

applications shortlisted

 

jul-aug

review by selection committee

.

sep-oct

mentor-mentee pairing

nov

announcement of cohort on

world toilet day

 

timeline

The Accelerator partners with entrepreneurs over the course of 12 months. Applications to the 2024 Accelerator Cohort are open!

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 need more information, don’t hesitate to reach out!