The Because Accelerator applications are open for aspiring and trading entrepreneurs

About the Opportunity:

The Because Accelerator is an organisation that believe in products as a solution to alleviating poverty in South Africa. So if you have manufactured products that will improve lives and create local jobs in South Africa, then this is for you.

Building on what they have learned from developing The Shoe That Grows entrepreneur initiative, the Because Accelerator is designed to help entrepreneurs take their innovative products to the next level.

2022 Initiative Details:

Drawing from they have learned in bringing their own manufactured product to market, the Because Accelerator is designed for an entrepreneur who is in the early to middle stages of product development. The program is uniquely focused on overcoming the challenges to developing affordable manufactured products which have proven market attractiveness and are ready to aim for production at scale. This training will be beneficial for both entrepreneurs who are launching their first product, or those who are looking to add something to an existing line.

The ten sessions cover the following concepts:

  • Fully understanding the problem

  • Stages of product design and development

  • Launching a business

  • Creating a financial plan

  • Developing a marketing and sales plan

  • Setting and achieving growth goals

Upon completion, entrepreneurs will have a written business plan, a polished pitch ready to share with potential investors, progress towards or completion of a next level goal and an opportunity to participate in an annual pitch competition.

Benefits of the Opportunity:

Eligibility Criteria:

Anyone with a socially innovative product is encouraged to apply! We do not work with entrepreneurs in restaurant, entertainment, education, software, food or service industries.

Application Deadline:

  • August 17

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Contact Details:

1415 1st Street South Nampa, Idaho 83651

Call: +1-208-697-4417 Email:

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