Accelerator Program


The New Economy Accelerator is a platform for nurturing the emergence of a new economy, one that challenges the status quo to build a more inclusive and sustainable economy. By building networks, innovating and promoting investments, together we can realise a new economy. An economy that maximises human well-being, and is capable of coping with and adapting to global environmental change.

The New Economy Accelerator aims to activate local economies in South Africa to build an inclusive and prosperous society. Are you operating a business that is servicing the low-income sector (base of the pyramid), with a high social and environmental impact? Are you looking for support to prepare your business to scale up and attract investors? 

Who can apply?

The NEA is targeting scalable business in various sectors such as food, transport, energy, water and housing and information technology in South Africa. Preference will be given to enterprises that have incorporated the following new economy principles in their business models: innovative forms of ownership, alternative forms of exchange and distribution of goods and services, focus on community uplifting, environmental sustainability.

Successful candidates will receive expert one-on-one coaching, high-quality skills training workshops and intensive business support, as well as access to finance to grow their business.


27 August 2015


Should you have any questions, contact Nikiwe Solomon at


August 27, 2015
Organizer New Economy Accelerator
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Targets South Africa
Agribusiness, Clean technology, Computer software, Construction, Consumer durables, Consumer non-durables, Diversified services, EdTech, Education, Financial services, Food and beverage, Healthcare, HealthTech, Real estate, Renewable energy, Transport and logistics, Water, sanitation and hygiene