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The Impact Investing industry has seen an increasing number of accelerators, incubators and entrepreneurship programs emerge for startups and entrepreneurs to gain exposure, become more productive, or make connections.

It is still hard for Impact Investing startups to get noticed by VCs, but these programs are proving to be extremely useful for startups looking for capital and other help.

That's why we've compiled a list of the 61 best accelerators and incubators in the Impact Investing industry.


61 Impact Investing Accelerators and Incubators

1) Y Combinator

1) Y Combinator

Y Combinator is a business accelerator that invests twice a year in a diverse variety of startups.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Mountain View
  • Started in: 2005
  • Founders: Jessica Livingston, Lucas Thomaz, Paul Graham, Robert Morris, Trevor Blackwell
  • Number of investments: 4,129
  • Funding amount: $120,000
  • Number of exits: 389
  • Equity Taken: 7%
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 12

You can find their website here.

2) Capria Ventures

2) Capria Ventures

Capria leads and collaborates with the broadest network of fund managers in emerging markets to produce superior returns and expanded impact.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Seattle
  • Started in: 2015
  • Founders: Dave Richards, David Riley, Jack Knellinger, Will Poole
  • Number of investments: 11
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 3

You can find their website here.

3) Branded Strategic Hospitality

3) Branded Strategic Hospitality

Branded Strategic Hospitality is a hospitality investment and solutions firm that makes use of its ecosystem of venues.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: New York
  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Dean Palin, James Frischling, Michael Schatzberg
  • Number of investments: 26

You can find their website here.

4) Madrona Venture Labs

4) Madrona Venture Labs

Madrona Venture Labs is a startup studio that creates businesses from the ground up.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Seattle
  • Started in: 2014
  • Founders: Sam Clark
  • Number of investments: 1

You can find their website here.

5) InnoEnergy

5) InnoEnergy

InnoEnergy is the European innovation engine for sustainable energy.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: The Netherlands
  • City: Eindhoven
  • Started in: 2010
  • Founders: Diego Pavía
  • Number of investments: 127
  • Number of exits: 2
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 5

You can find their website here.

6) Huddle

6) Huddle

A company that serves as a coworking incubator.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: India
  • City: Haryana
  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Ishaan Khosla, Rakesh Bhatia
  • Number of investments: 11

You can find their website here.

7) Gayo Capital

7) Gayo Capital

Investing in the Winner of Tomorrow

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Singapore
  • City: Singapore
  • Started in: 2020
  • Founders: Edward Ismawan Chamdani, Ishara Yusdian
  • Number of investments: 10

You can find their website here.

8) Alphacap Berhad

8) Alphacap Berhad

Alphacap invests in exceptional entrepreneurs with cutting-edge technology that will usher in the next era of innovation.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Malaysia
  • City: Puchong
  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Jeh Shyan Wong, Jeh Shyan Wong, Rayson Wong
  • Number of investments: 16

You can find their website here.

9) The Baobab Network

9) The Baobab Network

The Baobab Network is a tech accelerator in Africa that supports early-stage startups.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Kenya
  • City: Nairobi
  • Started in: 2015
  • Founders: Toby Hanington, Tom Fairburn
  • Number of investments: 18
  • Number of exits: 1

You can find their website here.

10) Seedstars

10) Seedstars

Seedstars is a global venture capital firm with over 50 portfolio businesses that invest in early-stage tech startups in emerging nations.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Switzerland
  • City: Geneva
  • Started in: 2012
  • Founders: Adrien de Loes, Michael Weber, Pierre-Alain Masson
  • Number of investments: 77
  • Number of exits: 2

You can find their website here.

11) Conscious Venture Lab

11) Conscious Venture Lab

We establish companies based on the power of purpose at Conscious Venture Lab, a four-month immersive accelerator with a curriculum and mentors.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Baltimore
  • Started in: 2013
  • Founders: Jeffrey Cherry, Zach Gottlieb
  • Number of investments: 12
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 16

You can find their website here.

12) nfinitiv funding

12) nfinitiv funding

We don't just invest; we do a lot more. We recognize that money alone is insufficient.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Luxembourg
  • City: Luxembourg
  • Started in: 2017
  • Number of investments: 7
  • Number of exits: 3

You can find their website here.

13) Decelera

13) Decelera

Decelera focuses on creating differentiating value for its stakeholders by using a deceleration process.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Spain
  • City: Mahón
  • Started in: 2014
  • Founders: Marcos Martín, Ricard Garriga
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 2

You can find their website here.

14) Satria Daulat Global, PT

14) Satria Daulat Global, PT

The Green & Gayo Capital Initiative at Ideosource focuses on impact portfolio management and investment.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Indonesia
  • City: Jakarta
  • Started in: 2020
  • Founders: Edward Ismawan Chamdani, Ishara Yusdian

You can find their website here.

15) Skyland Ventures

15) Skyland Ventures

Skyland Ventures is a venture capital firm that helps companies with business development, recruitment, and management.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Japan
  • City: Tokyo
  • Started in: 2012
  • Founders: Yoshihiko Kinoshita
  • Number of investments: 60
  • Number of exits: 2

You can find their website here.

16) Katapult Ocean

16) Katapult Ocean

Katapult Ocean conducts accelerator programs and impact funds that invest in the world's most innovative blue economy impact-tech firms.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Norway
  • City: Oslo
  • Started in: 2018
  • Founders: Anders Lier, Haakon Brunell, Maren Hjorth Bauer, Tharald Nustad
  • Number of investments: 18
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 12

You can find their website here.

17) Extreme Venture Partners

17) Extreme Venture Partners

Extreme Venture Partners is a venture capital firm that invests in start-ups, early stage companies, and seed stage companies.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Canada
  • City: Toronto
  • Started in: 2007
  • Founders: Imran Bashir, Ken Teslia, Ray Sharma, Sunil Sharma
  • Number of investments: 72
  • Number of exits: 14

You can find their website here.

18) Fashion For Good

18) Fashion For Good

Fashion For Good is a global effort that aims to improve the quality of all fashion.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: The Netherlands
  • City: Amsterdam
  • Started in: 2016
  • Number of investments: 18
  • Number of exits: 1
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 12

You can find their website here.

19) Dream Incubator

19) Dream Incubator

Dream Incubator is a strategic consulting and business development agency that assists businesses in their expansion and success.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Japan
  • City: Tokyo
  • Started in: 2000
  • Founders: Koichi Hori
  • Number of investments: 85
  • Number of exits: 20

You can find their website here.

20) FoodFutureCo

20) FoodFutureCo

FoodFutureCo is a scale-up accelerator for existing, mission-driven food companies.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: New York
  • Started in: 2015
  • Founders: Shen Tong
  • Number of investments: 37
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 20

You can find their website here.

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21) IMPACT Accelerator

21) IMPACT Accelerator

Our objective is to assist entrepreneurs, businesses, and institutions in transforming themselves to become more competitive in the digital age.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Spain
  • City: Madrid
  • Started in: 2014
  • Founders: Lars Brøndum Petersen, Michael Kleindl, Nacho Pinedo, Sanyu Karani, Tomasz Mazuryk
  • Number of investments: 105
  • Number of exits: 4

You can find their website here.

22) COLABORATIVOx

22) COLABORATIVOx

Open Innovation & Impact Technology

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: San Francisco
  • Started in: 2012
  • Founders: Alfredo Montoya
  • Number of investments: 16
  • Number of exits: 1
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 24

You can find their website here.

23) Ship2B

23) Ship2B

Ship2B is an impact investing instrument that supports economic and social enterprise profitability.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Spain
  • City: Barcelona
  • Started in: 2013
  • Founders: Clara Navarro, Maite Fibla, Xavier Pont
  • Number of investments: 29
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 12

You can find their website here.

24) Chobani Food Incubator

24) Chobani Food Incubator

Chobani Incubator is a program for businesses that want to fix broken food systems so that more people can eat better food.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: New York
  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Hamdi Ulukaya
  • Number of investments: 37

You can find their website here.

25) MAZE

25) MAZE

We collaborate with impact ventures and investors at MAZE to grow effective solutions to social and environmental issues.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Portugal
  • City: Lisboa
  • Started in: 2013
  • Founders: Antonio Miguel, Luís Fonseca
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 12

You can find their website here.

26) GLOCAL

26) GLOCAL

We are Latin America's first 100% focused Agrifoodtech Acceleration Fund with a triple effect vision.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Argentina
  • City: Rosario
  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Bernardo Milesy
  • Number of investments: 11
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 12

You can find their website here.

27) LaunchHouse

27) LaunchHouse

LaunchHouse is a lean startup accelerator situated in Ohio that provides education, funding, coaching, and networking opportunities.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Highland
  • Started in: 2010
  • Number of investments: 41

You can find their website here.

28) Upaya Social Ventures

28) Upaya Social Ventures

Upaya creates work for the poorest of the poor by investing in and consulting on small enterprises.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Seattle
  • Started in: 2011
  • Number of investments: 12
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 12

You can find their website here.

29) Algorand Europe Accelerator

29) Algorand Europe Accelerator

The Algorand Europe Accelerator is a startup accelerator for decentralized application developers and entrepreneurs.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United Kingdom
  • City: London
  • Started in: 2020
  • Number of investments: 2
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 12

You can find their website here.

30) RevUp Capital

30) RevUp Capital

RevUp Capital is a venture capital firm that invests in and supports revenue-generating B2B and B2C businesses.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Providence
  • Started in: 2015
  • Founders: Allan Tear, Bill Cesare, Melissa Withers
  • Number of investments: 1

You can find their website here.

31) Just Business

31) Just Business

It is a social change firm that invests in and incubates lucrative and forward-thinking companies committed to making a positive influence on the world.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: San Francisco
  • Started in: 2006
  • Founders: David Batstone, Mark Wexler
  • Number of investments: 2

You can find their website here.

32) Pangea accelerator

32) Pangea accelerator

Pangea is a startup accelerator and investment platform that connects African startups with funding, expertise, and networks.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Norway
  • City: Oslo
  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Jonas Tesfu
  • Number of investments: 4
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 15

You can find their website here.

33) ABN AMRO & Techstars Future of Finance Accelerator

33) ABN AMRO & Techstars Future of Finance Accelerator

The Future of Finance Accelerator by ABN AMRO and Techstars is a program that focuses on entrepreneurs in all sectors of FinTech.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: The Netherlands
  • City: Amsterdam
  • Number of investments: 10

You can find their website here.

34) BERRIUP

34) BERRIUP

Berriup is a business accelerator that encourages funding, mentoring, and follow-up.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Spain
  • City: Donostia-san Sebastián
  • Started in: 2015
  • Founders: Alvaro Bilbao, Gabriel Benguría, Pablo Ayala, Pedro Muñoz-Baroja
  • Number of investments: 21
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 17

You can find their website here.

35) NESsT

35) NESsT

NESsT creates long-term social companies that address pressing social issues.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: San Francisco
  • Started in: 1997
  • Founders: Nicole Etchart

You can find their website here.

36) Nextgrid

36) Nextgrid

Investing in Artificial Intelligence Startups, Talent, and Ecosystems to Quicken the Pace of Innovation

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Poland
  • City: Warsaw
  • Started in: 2019
  • Founders: Mathias Asberg, Sandra Kublik
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 10

You can find their website here.

37) HiiL Justice Accelerator

37) HiiL Justice Accelerator

We are the world's only accelerator dedicated to innovating justice and achieving SDG16.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: The Netherlands
  • City: The Hague
  • Started in: 2005
  • Number of investments: 3

You can find their website here.

38) HighTechXL

38) HighTechXL

HighTechXL is Europe's premier high-tech startup incubator.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: The Netherlands
  • City: Eindhoven
  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Guus Frericks, Patrick Gabriels
  • Number of investments: 2
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 12

You can find their website here.

39) WorldStartup

39) WorldStartup

WorldStartup helps ventures focus on future solutions that have a positive impact grow faster.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: The Netherlands
  • City: Den Haag
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 48

You can find their website here.

40) Schweizer Kapital Global Impact Fund AG

40) Schweizer Kapital Global Impact Fund AG

Since the beginning of 2018, the first specialized impact investor for exclusively disruptive business models has been active in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Switzerland
  • City: Zürich
  • Started in: 2018
  • Founders: Umut Ertan
  • Number of investments: 2
  • Number of exits: 1

You can find their website here.

41) Audacity Fund Reno

41) Audacity Fund Reno

The Community Foundation of Western Nevada's Audacity Fund Reno is a field-of-interest fund.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Reno
  • Number of investments: 1

You can find their website here.

42) Wigilabs

42) Wigilabs

Wigilabs assists its clients in achieving their business goals by utilizing digital platforms wisely.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Colombia
  • City: Bogotá
  • Started in: 2003

You can find their website here.

43) The Roux Institute Techstars Accelerator

43) The Roux Institute Techstars Accelerator

Roux Institute Techstars collaborates with companies who are developing products in artificial intelligence and related fields.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Portland
  • Number of investments: 2

You can find their website here.

44) Vive.VC

44) Vive.VC

Vive.vc is a worldwide networked venture building ecosystem that invests in startups in their early stages.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Manassas

You can find their website here.

45) Angel Challenge

45) Angel Challenge

Angel Challenge is a workshop-based program aimed at angel investors and entrepreneurs.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Norway
  • City: Oslo
  • Started in: 2015
  • Founders: Knut Wien, Maja Adriaensen, Thomas Berglund
  • Number of investments: 2

You can find their website here.

46) Collide Village Accelerator Program

46) Collide Village Accelerator Program

In Dallas, Texas, the Collide Village Accelrator Program (CVAP) is a milestone-driven seed stage startup accelerator.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Addison
  • Started in: 2014
  • Number of investments: 1

You can find their website here.

47) Ubisoft Entrepreneurs Lab

47) Ubisoft Entrepreneurs Lab

Season 5 of Ubisoft Entrepreneurs will focus on two primary areas: blockchain and social entertainment.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: France
  • City: Paris
  • Number of investments: 1
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 30

You can find their website here.

48) Eckert Life Science Accelerator

48) Eckert Life Science Accelerator

The Eckert Life Science Accelerator is a Berlin-based life science incubator.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Germany
  • City: Berlin
  • Founders: Dr. Andreas Eckert
  • Number of investments: 1
  • Number of exits: 1

You can find their website here.

49) Bir Ventures

49) Bir Ventures

Bir Ventures creates and commercializes knowledge-based technologies that tackle real-world challenges.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Bloomington
  • Started in: 2012
  • Founders: Azeem Amir, Hassan Syed, Shahnawaz Khan
  • Number of investments: 4

You can find their website here.

50) Y&Archer

50) Y&Archer

Y&Archer is a startup accelerator that helps companies break into the worldwide market.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: South Korea
  • City: Seoul
  • Started in: 2015

You can find their website here.

51) Future Minds Accelerator

51) Future Minds Accelerator

Rio Tinto, BlueChilli, and Amazon Web Services have teamed up to form the Future Minds Accelerator.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Australia
  • City: Perth
  • Number of investments: 1

You can find their website here.

52) Peracha Ventures

52) Peracha Ventures

Peracha is a global leader in the accelerator program for consulting and digital solutions firms.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Pakistan
  • City: Karachi
  • Started in: 2013
  • Founders: Sarah Peracha
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 4

You can find their website here.

53) Biomimicry Startup Innovation

53) Biomimicry Startup Innovation

The Biomimicry Startup Innovation creates, launches, and grows a sustainable startup using nature-inspired design.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Missoula

You can find their website here.

54) Greatness Collective

54) Greatness Collective

Greatness Collective is a worldwide network of social entrepreneurs that connects leaders, opportunities, and people.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Solana Beach
  • Founders: Michael Sh, Mike Sherbakov

You can find their website here.

55) Climbcrew Venture Capital

55) Climbcrew Venture Capital

Climbcrew invests in early-stage technology firms in the travel, retail, financial, and insurance industries.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Spain
  • City: Valencia
  • Started in: 2013

You can find their website here.

56) Shona

56) Shona

Shona is a startup accelerator that focuses on Eastern African startups.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Uganda
  • City: Kampala
  • Started in: 2013
  • Number of investments: 2

You can find their website here.

57) Greenhouse Lab

57) Greenhouse Lab

Greenhouse Lab is a female-led technology accelerator focused primarily on early-stage companies.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Nigeria
  • City: Lagos
  • Started in: 2018
  • Number of investments: 2

You can find their website here.

58) OFF7

58) OFF7

Ouest France's accelerator, OFF7, aims to assist French companies in running their businesses smoothly.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: France
  • City: Rennes
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 33

You can find their website here.

59) SRCkode

59) SRCkode

For entrepreneurs and startups, SRCkode is an agile consultant and accelerator.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Canada
  • City: Vancouver
  • Started in: 2017

You can find their website here.

60) Motherland

60) Motherland

Motherland assists and supports startups with long-term objectives.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Germany
  • City: Berlin
  • Founders: Thomas Schindler

You can find their website here.

61) Giving Tech Labs Public Interest Fund I

61) Giving Tech Labs Public Interest Fund I

Impact Investing and Return on Social Investment are the focus of this fund (ROSOCI)

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Seattle
  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Luis J. Salazar, Shelly Cano Kurtz

You can find their website here.

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