Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship Accelerator Program

Mar 31, 2022

Donor: Miller Center

Funding amount: $10,000 to $100,000

Leading a mission-driven social enterprise and looking to scale a proven impact model? Miller Center’s Silicon Valley-based, globally recognized accelerator programs help leaders develop pathways to scale and prepare for next-level investment.

With proven curricula and accompanied by their outstanding executive mentors and leadership coaches, together they’ll uncover and address gaps and opportunities in your business, and develop an action plan so you can achieve your vision for organizational growth.

The Miller Center Accelerator is designed for high-potential social enterprises with proven traction, working on women's economic empowerment, climate resilience, or the intersection of both. This 6-month accelerator program combines mentorship with structured curriculum to help social entrepreneurs address gaps in their impact model, business model, and growth strategies, and ultimately move them along the path toward growth, significant scale, and investment.

Focus Areas

Social enterprises address the needs of those living in poverty who suffer disproportionately from climate change. Their climate resilience focus areas fall into one of the following three categories:

  • Energy — providing access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy

  • Water — ensuring availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation

  • Climate-Smart Agriculture — implementing sustainable food production systems and resilient agricultural practices to increase productivity and production

Requirements
  • Application Requirement

  • A senior leader (e.g., CEO, Executive Director, Managing Director)

  • Fluent in English

  • Has consistent and reliable access to internet connectivity

  • Has the availability to participate in the program’s 6-month duration, requiring an average of 4-6 hours/week

  • Organization Requirements

  • Committed to creating positive benefits for people living in poverty, addressing one or more of the UN Sustainable Development Goals

  • Is a social enterprise that is intentional about supporting women’s economic empowerment, climate resilience, or the intersection of both.

  • Committed to scaling its solution far beyond current operations

  • Has been operational for at least a year and is delivering products/services to customers

  • Has at least $20,000 USD (or local currency equivalent) in annual earned income and is not entirely dependent on contributions or grants

  • Has at least 3 paid, full-time employees (or equivalent)

  • Has at least 3-months of cash runway

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