Applications open for the 100+ Accelerator Program

The 100+ Accelerator has collaborated with its corporate partners to identify the most challenging sustainability issues within their supply chains. Are you able to propose a potential solution? Take a look at the list below to determine if you meet the criteria. If your solution proves to be viable during the pilot phase of the 100+ program, you may gain new corporate clients, possibly even more than one!

By providing funding of up to $100,000 per startup pilot, the partners assess and validate each solution before scaling and transforming their global supply chains. These collaborative partnerships enable industries to join forces, utilizing their scale, resources, and purchasing power to drive sustainable innovation. The 100+ Accelerator has already accelerated 148 companies across 38 countries.

The 100+ Accelerator was established with the aim of supporting the attainment of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and exponentially fostering the growth of startups that develop crucial sustainability solutions. This program is co-sponsored by Anheuser-Busch InBev, Coca-Cola, Colgate-Palmolive, Danone, and Unilever. Through this partnership, five of the largest consumer goods companies in the world open up their supply chains and utilize their teams to collaborate with startups, maximizing the collective impact.

Solution Areas: 100+ accelerator

  1. Circular Economy – Help close the loop and create a circular global economy where waste is eliminated, resources continually circulated and nature regenerated through new packaging systems, recycling infrastructure, and alternative food supply options.
  2. Water Stewardship – Help optimize the full water process across business operations and help improve water quality and availability in the surrounding communities to build a more water-secure world.
  3. Sustainable Agriculture – Help farmers produce sustainable and regenerative high yielding, high quality crops by leveraging science, technology and financing.
  4. Climate Action – Help supply chains reach net zero carbon emissions by finding affordable technologies to decarbonize our value chains.
  5. Inclusive Growth – Help us create economic prosperity, workplace safety, inclusion and long-term environmental health.
  6. Nature and Biodiversity – Help us protect, renew, and grow the biodiversity of all ecosystems to sustain life on Earth, and maintain the foundation of our supply chains and businesses.
  7. Health and Wellness – Help us increase the well-being of our people, consumers, and communities so they can fully participate in social, cultural, and recreational activities.

The Partnership: 100+ accelerator

The collaboration between AB InBev, The Coca-Cola Company, Colgate-Palmolive, Danone, and Unilever aims to support and test sustainable innovations in the supply chain. The 100+ Accelerator program empowers driven entrepreneurs by providing resources and expertise to address global challenges efficiently. By uniting forces, the 100+ Accelerator initiative accelerates the advancement of sustainable solutions worldwide, promoting ethical business practices over shortcuts.

This partnership serves as a platform to expedite advancements towards a sustainable future, while each company maintains its commitment to individual sustainability

Application: 100+ accelerator

  1. For details and to apply visit the official website
  2. Deadline is July 2024

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