Miller Center Accelerator (MCA24)

Take Your Impact to Scale.

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For entrepreneurs working on women’s economic empowerment and/or climate resilience because of your outsized impact on eliminating poverty.

Create a credible, fund-able plan to scale your business and your impact. If you lead a mission-driven social enterprise looking to scale a proven impact model, you’ve come to the right place! Miller Center’s Silicon Valley-based, globally recognized accelerator programs help leaders develop pathways to scale and prepare for next-level investment.

With proven curricula and accompanied by our outstanding executive mentors and leadership coaches, together we’ll uncover and address gaps and opportunities in your business, and develop an action plan so you can achieve your vision for organizational growth.

Grow Your Impact
  • 100% of program participants leave with a more robust, integrated, and credible plan for scaling.
  • Our graduates have collectively doubled their impact during their first 3 years post-accelerator.
Get Ready for Investment
  • 9 out of 10 graduating social entrepreneurs report significantly increased confidence in their ability to fundraise.
  • Within 3 years post-program, our graduates increased their investment raised by 50%.

What is women’s economic empowerment?

Social enterprises that have a focus on women’s economic empowerment can be identified through one or more of the following areas (ideally all four):

    • Social Enterprise Leaders: The primary participant identifies as female and is a founder, CEO, or other top-level leader with decision-making authority.
    • Employees: The business model intentionally creates more jobs for women within the enterprise.
    • Value Chain Contributors: The organization creates increasing business opportunities for women along its value chain (e.g., using a village sales agent model that is more amenable to women villagers’ lifestyles or buying products made by women).
    • Customers: Predominantly female customers by design. In this case, “customers” refers to those who are positively impacted by the enterprise.

Application requirements

  • A senior leader (e.g., CEO, Executive Director, Managing Director).
  • Fluent in English.
  • Has consistent and reliable access to internet connectivity.
  • Has the availability to participate in the program’s 6-month duration, requiring an average of 4-6 hours/week.

Organization requirements

  • Committed to creating positive benefits for people living in poverty, addressing one or more of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Is a social enterprise that is intentional about supporting women’s economic empowerment, climate resilience, or the intersection of both (see below for how Miller Center identifies women’s economic empowerment and climate resilience).
  • Committed to scaling its solution far beyond current operations.
  • Has been operational for at least a year and is delivering products/services to customers.
  • Has at least $20,000 USD (or local currency equivalent) in annual earned income and is not entirely dependent on contributions or grants.
  • Has at least 3 paid, full-time employees (or equivalent).
  • Has at least 3-months of cash runway.

Overview

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Closes June 30, 2022
OrganizerMiller Center for Social Entrepreneurship
Website Visit website
Targets
Africa, Antarctica Region, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Europe, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Micronesia, Nicaragua, Northern America, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela
Sectors Sector agnostic
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