The accelerator program lasts for six months. During this period the companies receive help developing their sustainable business models, in addition to strategies and tools for managing their finances and social and environmental objectives. The companies work shoulder-to-should with dedicated business developers throughout the program.
A Norwegian and Nordic design
The Norwegian version of the accelerator program is run once a year and social entrepreneurs of all types can apply. In contrast, while the Nordic program is also run once a year, it always has a set theme, e.g. workplace inclusion, children and young people, exclusion.
If you are a social entrepreneur and would like to apply for a place on the Impact StartUp program, click here.
A Lab for Investors
Impact StartUp also had a network for investors, called InvestorLab. This network gives impact investors and financiers access to new and innovative companies with measurable social impact, as summed up here:
- pipeline with relevant companies
- matching with relevant startups
- knowledge and tools for measuring and managing social impact
- exchange of experience with other impact investors and financiers
If you are an investor and would like to learn more about how you can invest in generating a social impact, click here to find out more (only in Norwegian).