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Social Impact Accelerators & Incubators

14 Accelerators and Incubators in the Social Impact Industry

We've compiled an extensive list with the 14 best accelerators and incubators in the Social Impact industry.

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Looking to start a business in the Social Impact industry?

You've come to the right place.

The accelerator and incubator ecosystem is continually expanding, so you'll want to keep track of them all.

To help you, we've put together an exhaustive list of 14 of the best incubators and accelerators in the Social Impact industry.


The 14 Best Social Impact Accelerators and Incubators

1) MassChallenge

1) MassChallenge

MassChallenge is a non-profit startup accelerator and competition focused on high-impact, early-stage entrepreneurs from around the world.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Boston
  • Started in: 2009
  • Founders: Akhil Nigam, Caitlin Reimers Brumme, David Constantine, John Harthorne
  • Number of investments: 2,659
  • Number of exits: 139
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 20

You can find their website here.

2) Fledge

2) Fledge

Fledge is a global network of business accelerators focused on for-profit enterprises with a social goal.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Seattle
  • Started in: 2012
  • Founders: Francesco Persivale, Luni Libes, Roberto Persivale
  • Number of investments: 36
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 7

You can find their website here.

3) Conscious Venture Lab

3) 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.

4) Satgana

4) Satgana

Satgana is a global Venture Studio on a mission to develop the Future of Earth by launching planet-positive enterprises.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Luxembourg
  • City: Luxembourg
  • Started in: 2020
  • Founders: Romain Diaz
  • Number of investments: 1

You can find their website here.

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5) Hackquarters

5) Hackquarters

Hackquarters has advanced 150+ companies and assisted 40+ corporations in collaborating with startups to develop.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Turkey
  • City: Istanbul
  • Started in: 2015
  • Founders: Kaan Akın
  • Number of investments: 54
  • Number of exits: 1
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 24

You can find their website here.

6) COLABORATIVOx

6) 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.

7) Ship2B

7) 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.

8) MAZE

8) 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.

9) Upaya Social Ventures

9) 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.

10) PeaceTech Accelerator

10) PeaceTech Accelerator

To promote peace and stability, cloud technology is being used to scale social impact initiatives.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Washington
  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Andre Pienaar
  • Number of investments: 22
  • Number of exits: 1
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 8

You can find their website here.

11) Smarter in the City

11) Smarter in the City

The Roxbury-based high-tech accelerator Smarter in the City.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: West Roxbury
  • Started in: 2013
  • Founders: Gilad Rosenzweig

You can find their website here.

12) Giving Tech Labs Public Interest Fund I

12) 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.

13) Oglit

13) Oglit

According to mutualist methodology, a private organization for the trial of novel ideas that have a good impact on the world.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Colombia
  • City: Medellín
  • Started in: 2013
  • Founders: Daniel Enrique Ramirez

You can find their website here.

14) SAP.iO Foundry New York

14) SAP.iO Foundry New York

SAP.iO Foundry is a no-equity program that gives founders access to SAP technologies and clients.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: New York
  • Started in: 2018

You can find their website here.

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