Applications are now invited for the Biodiversity Accelerator+ Programme 2022. Here’s how to apply:
Deadline: June 24, 2022
Applications are open for the Biodiversity Accelerator+ Programme 2022. The Biodiversity Accelerator+ is a three-month, high touch programme aimed at supporting up to 8 companies protecting the biological diversity of our planet.
It is anchored on the belief that solving the biodiversity crisis will require both the adoption of nature-based solutions, as well as technological innovation.
The accelerator will support companies across two themes:
- Nature Technology: Companies catalyzing biodiversity protection through hardware and software solutions addressing industry pain points, such as the cost or efficacy of conservation efforts. These could include the provision of cost-effective alternatives to traditional biodiversity monitoring methodologies, ecoengineering innovations, or multicrop harvesting solutions.
- Nature Based Solutions: Companies operating on the ground to protect vulnerable landscapes or restore degraded ones via nature based solutions. Examples of such systems include regenerative agriculture (“regen ag”) or sustainable ocean aquaculture. These companies are not just protecting the environment. They are also helping local communities meet our economy’s demand for resources, while also earning better livelihoods, improving social wellbeing, and preserving the region’s cultural heritage.
- Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Competition 2022 for Young Innovators in India
- Meaningful Business 100 Award Programme 2022 for Young Leaders
- 2022 Google Hustle Academy bootcamp for Businesses in Nigeria, Kenya, and South Africa
- AfDB Initiative for Women-owned small and medium enterprises (WSMEs) in Africa
Benefits of Biodiversity Accelerator+ Programme 2022
- All-expenses paid, 2-day in-person programme launch in Singapore, including networking events with mentors, investors and programme partners.
- Over $100K of in-kind services and coaching, provided for no fee or equity.
- Focus on impact, community-building and wellbeing – both at the personal and organisational levels.
- Connections to a global community of entrepreneurs, investors, offtakers, researchers, and more.
- Access to potential investments from Silverstrand and their co-investors.
Eligibility for Biodiversity Accelerator+ Programme 2022
- Applicants are early-stage founders;
- They should be past the ideation stage, with some demonstrable traction (e.g. in developing a ready-to-commercialise product, launching a pilot, or in securing some initial sales)
- Preference will be given to companies based/with operations in South East Asia, or with interest in expanding to the region. However, all are welcome to apply!