Mexico Accelerator Programme | IKEA Social Entrepreneurship

Equity, inclusion and sustainability as key social impact factors


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Oct 26, 2020 - Sep 30, 2021 - 23:30
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Mexico Accelerator Programme is an initiative promoted by IKEA Social Entrepreneurship, IKEA Mexico and New Ventures that seeks to accelerate 10 ventures that want to create a more equitable, inclusive and sustainable society through some product, service or generation of jobs. The objective of this program of acceleration is to provide training and capacity building to strengthen the different areas of your business model and thus achieve inclusion in the value chain of a corporate that shares your vision. Similarly, it seeks to boost them through seed capital to scale their business model.

What does Mexico Accelerator Programme offer?

Our program offers a personalized experience with strategic support, personalized mentories, trainings and business development. The main objective of this initiative is to prepare the various companies to scale their business model and that at some point, they can be part of the value chains of large corporations.

Additionally, they have the opportunity to present their business pitch at the Latin American Impact Investment Forum (FLII), the main impact investment forum of Latin America where they will be able to compete for a seed capital of up to 50,000USD. Also, upon completion of the program, they will be able to access “Collective” the incredible initiative of New Ventures that seeks to continue the relationship with our entrepreneurs by providing support, opportunities and resources to those who have been part of the New Ventures family throughout the life of their entrepreneurship.

Application Requirements

We are looking for social enterprises that want to scale their business to amplify their impact and consolidate their business model. We look for projects that want to improve the quality of life for the most people across the sectors of:

Agro-business and Conservation Community Services (Housing, Education, Health, Energy)
Sustainable Products Food and Food Security
Circular Solutions Water-Focused Solutions
Distribution Channels Citizen Participation and Governance
Socio-Economic Inclusion

To be part of the Mexico Accelerator Programme, you need to meet these minimum eligibility criteria:

How and when can you apply?

You can apply to the Mexico Accelerator Programme from this page (on the above you will find the “Apply” button that will take you direct to the questionnaire) and you have until August 24, 2020 to finish the application. This is the deadline to be considered for the first generation of participants of the incredible initiative of IKEA Social Entrepreneurship, IKEA Mexico and New Ventures.

About New Ventures

Since its inception in 2004, New Ventures has catalyzed business growth with social and/or environmental focus through an accelerator and an impact investment fund. She has worked directly with over 1000 entrepreneurs, invested more than $25M of U.S. dollars in more than 10 social businesses through Adobe Capital and annually organizes the Latin American Impact Investment Forum.

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