The MAN Impact Accelerator Program 2019 for Social Entrepreneurs (Fully Funded & 50,000 USD grant)

Application Deadline: October 1st 2019

Access to mobility is the single most important driver to alleviate poverty. The MAN Impact Accelerator is built to scale social ventures in transport and logistics with a considerable impact on society. It takes you on a journey through 4 cities in Europe, Brazil and South Africa. Get access to a pool of more than 300 mentors, become inspired by social entrepreneurs and learn from leaders of your industry!

The MAN Impact Accelerator brings social entrepreneurs from Europe, South Africa and Brazil together to tackle social and environmental challenges through innovative solutions in the transport and logistics space. Join us on a journey from Munich to Sao Paolo via Lisbon and Johannesburg to Munich.

Connect with fellow entrepreneurs, get access to a pool of more than 300 mentors from MAN Truck & Bus, Yunus Social Business and other well-known companies in the innovation space like Amazon, Google, Salesforce and Uber. Among them are MAN CEO Joachim Drees and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Prof. Muhammad Yunus who has built social businesses impacting over 27 million people. Get also access to impact investors and key players at MAN Truck & Bus.

Selection Criteria:

MAN Accelerator accept social businesses and impactful startups from Europe, Brazil and South Africa that have a strong logistics, transport or mobility focus with a prototype and preferably early revenues.

Startups must have a strong purpose and create both tangible and measurable impact beyond financial returns. Is your startup located in Europe, Brazil or South Africa? Do you create tangible and measurable impact? Does your business have a strong transport, logistics or mobility component? Are you ready for a journey that will transform the way you build your social business?

Benefits:

The program offers a range of benefits from various partners and perspectives. The below list is by far not comprehensive and gives you an indication of how we help you grow further.

Assets & Services from MAN

  • MAN Staff Mentors with Industry Expertise
  • MAN’s Global Network of Partners
  • MAN’s Supply & Distribution Networks

Assets & Services from YSB

  • Access to Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Prof. Muhammad Yunus
  • Access to the global impact investor community

Assets & Services from other partners

  • Access to more than 300 mentors
  • Visits at sites of social entrepreneurs
  • Access to the innovation community

Financials & Costs:

Travel and accommodation costs are covered by MAN Truck & Bus.
The program provides an indirect grant and support of up to 50,000 USD for each startup (no equity or cash). This also includes free access to coaches and mentors as well as to software and data perks for free or at preferred rates.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the MAN Impact Accelerator Program 2019

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