accelerator

what is the accelerator?

Toilet Board Coalition’s Accelerator is in its seventh year, supporting entrepreneurs with bespoke mentorship, partnership and the visibility to scale their sanitation economy businesses.

More than toilets alone, we look for commercially viable SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) across the sanitation economies – including innovative sanitary-ware infrastructure, products & service providers; toilet resource collection, treatment and transformation, and digital applications for sanitation and preventative healthcare.

Applications for the 2023 cohort are now closed!

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PEOPLE IMPACTED DAILY
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DIRECT INVESTMENT FACILITATED

We love our entrepreneurs

Meet our 2022 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

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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. Send in your application before 15 April to be part of the Accelerator starting in January of the following year!

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!