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Top 20 Social Impact Accelerators and Incubators in 2024

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If you are looking to start a Social Impact business, it is never a bad idea to join an accelerator or incubator.

These organizations are designed to help startup businesses by providing them with office space, advice and access to potential partners, investors, and customers.

In this article, we have collected the 20 most popular accelerators and incubators that invest in Social Impact startups.


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1) HATCH ventures

HATCH ventures

HATCH Venture Builder ("HATCH") is UBC's late-stage accelerator for technological and social innovations with a lot of commercial potential.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Canada
  • City: Vancouver
  • Started in: 2016
  • Number of investments: 36
  • Number of exits: 1

You can find their website here.

2) TheFactory

TheFactory

TheFactory is the best finance and real estate technology incubator and accelerator in the Nordic countries.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Norway
  • City: Oslo
  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Ingar S. Bentsen
  • Number of investments: 12
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 10

You can find their website here.

3) Echoing Green

Echoing Green

Echoing Green has been at the forefront of trying to solve the world's biggest problems by training leaders who are willing to tell the truth to power and challenge the status quo.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: New York
  • Started in: 1987
  • Number of investments: 04

You can find their website here.

4) Social Enterprise Greenhouse

Social Enterprise Greenhouse

Social Enterprise Greenhouse helps social entrepreneurs and businesses grow by giving them the tools and networks they need to be successful. 

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Providence
  • Started in: 2009
  • Number of investments: 03

You can find their website here.

5) Axelys

Axelys

Axelys can help you find a promising technology, set up your business, negotiate a licence, and then help you raise money.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Canada
  • City: Quebec
  • Started in: 2000
  • Number of investments: 02

You can find their website here.

6) Villgro USA

Villgro USA

Villgro USA is a three-month online mentoring program for start-ups that focuses on building capacity and teaching strategy.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: India
  • City: Chennai
  • Founders: Arun Venkatesan
  • Number of investments: 01

You can find their website here.

7) SCALA Partners

SCALA Partners

SCALA Partners works with start-up companies to help them with CSV innovation, CSV incubation, and CSV investment.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Japan
  • City: Tokyo
  • Number of investments: 01

You can find their website here.

8) SEA Change

SEA Change

Sea Change gave training to help social entrepreneurs make their businesses more sustainable, figure out how they can make a positive social impact, and get the tools they need to start their businesses successfully.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Cleveland
  • Started in: 2019
  • Number of investments: 01
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 13

You can find their website here.

9) PULSE Montreuil

PULSE Montreuil

PULSE Montreuil is Pulse Group's social and environmental impact business incubator in France.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: France
  • City: Paris

You can find their website here.

10) MAZE

MAZE

MAZE is a company started by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in 2013 that invests in startups that want to make a difference.

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.

11) Hjärna.Hjärta.Cash

Hjärna.Hjärta.Cash

HHC helped entrepreneurs grow and make a difference by giving them money and other services.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Sweden
  • City: Stockholm
  • Started in: 2009

You can find their website here.

12) Founders Loft

Founders Loft

Founders Loft helps new businesses grow and gives them a place to meet people from all over the world. Here, you can make connections, grow, and build a business that will last and be competitive in the future.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Sweden
  • City: Gothenburg
  • Started in: 1999

You can find their website here.

13) InSITE Fellows

InSITE Fellows

A global network of entrepreneurs and leaders in technology and venture capital is made up of InSITE Fellows and alumni.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: New York
  • Started in: 1999
  • Founders: Josh Ephraim

You can find their website here.

14) Ljubljana University Incubator

Ljubljana University Incubator

The Ljubljana University Incubator helps start-up businesses in many ways. It's a way to help them get past the first problems they face.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Slovenia
  • City: Ljubljana
  • Started in: 2004

You can find their website here.

15) Mission Accelerator

Mission Accelerator

Mission Accelerator are a non-profit organisation that works to improve race equity and opportunity in the Central Texas social sector through personal transformation, community cultivation, organisational resilience, and ecosystem collaborations.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Austin

You can find their website here.

16) Sow Asia

Sow Asia

SOW Asia is a nonprofit organisation based in Hong Kong that helps businesses that want to make a bigger social and/or environmental impact by giving them money and helping them grow.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Hong Kong
  • City: Hong Kong
  • Started in: 2009
  • Founders: Darius Yuen

You can find their website here.

17) City Startup Labs

City Startup Labs

City Startup Labs helps new businesses plan and start up businesses that do well and make a difference in their communities.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Charlotte
  • Started in: 2012
  • Founders: Henry Rock

You can find their website here.

18) Mission Investors Exchange

Mission Investors Exchange

Mission Investors Exchange is the most important impact investing network for foundations that want to use their money to make positive changes in society and the environment.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Seattle

You can find their website here.

19) StartInno Ventures

StartInno Ventures

StartInno Ventures  assists creative people become Entrepreneurs.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Australia
  • City: Byron Bay
  • Started in: 2014
  • Founders: Dan Swan

You can find their website here.

20) GiveBackHack

GiveBackHack

GiveBackHack works with entrepreneurs and innovators to bring long-term answers to social problems to communities all over the world.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Columbus
  • Started in: 2014

You can find their website here.

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