what is TBC's accelerator?
Since 2016 the Toilet Board Coalition’s accelerator program has been supporting entrepreneurs with bespoke mentorship, partnership and the visibility to scale their sanitation economy businesses.
More than toilets alone, we look for commercially viable businesses 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.
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 TBC members and TBC investor network based on investment readiness)
Partnership brokering & brand building
through affiliation with TBC 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
who can apply
The accelerator is seeking to work with businesses 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
announcement of cohort on world toilet today
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Meet our 2022 accelerator cohort
Participants in an annual Accelerator programme are building a new sanitation sector for the future.
2022 applications are closed
Applications are now closed for the 2022 accelerator. Follow us on LinkedIn to know when we will reopen the applications next year.