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!
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.
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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call for applications
review by selection committee
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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!