Here’s how it works.
Our 6 month acceleration roadmap
Over the course of 6 intensive months, small and growing businesses will increase their revenue, raise capital and expand their customer base.
Start. Achieve. Celebrate
Ideation: Meet our team in your community to be inspired to apply for the next incubation training with your business idea! Startups and existing small businesses with ambition to grow are encouraged to apply!
Incubation: 30 entrepreneurs are selected for a one-week intensive incubation training, focused on business modelling and coaching. You will have one month to prepare your pitch presentation. A panel of expert advisors will help select the best businesses to graduate to acceleration.
Acceleration: Between 10-15 businesses are selected for acceleration. You will have 1:1 access to mentors and coaches who will provide investment readiness support, financial modeling, trade facilitation and technical assistance over the course of three months.
Investment: Between 1-5 businesses are selected for investment. You will have 1:1 access to investment analysts and mentors who will provide technical assistance to help ensure you stay on track to meet your growth objectives and help prepare you for a second round of financing, when ready. The maximum investment from Accelerate Prosperity is US $50,000.
Timeline (illustrate with a graphic)
Ideation - Community Outreach: 1 month
Incubation - In-class Training: 1 week; Pitch Preparation: 3 weeks
Acceleration - 1:1 Technical Assistance & Mentorship Support: 3 months
Investment - Due Diligence & Investment Intermediation: 1-2 Months; Post-Investment Support: Ongoing
Ready to accelerate your business?
Apply now above!
Interested applicants can be of:
· Any age
· Any citizenship
Applicants will get:
if the applicant is a partial owner, he or she must make business decisions with consensus from co-owners
We are seeking innovative & disruptive ideas from all industries, with a focus on high-potential sectors:
· Commercial services
· Agri-business and livestock
· Information communication technology (ICT)
We place a special emphasis on the following:
The following businesses are excluded:
UPShift Youth Social entrepreneurship
Due Diligence & Investment Intermediation
Post-Investment Support: Ongoing