Accelerate Membership

What is the Accelerate Membership?

The Accelerate Membership in partnership with Bank of America is a curated 6-month membership opportunity designed to support impact-driven entrepreneurs.

This innovative program aims to equip entrepreneurs with tailor-fit support in order to adapt to the new economy by providing members with access to resources from all over the world. The Accelerate Membership also helps address at least two of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations.

Impact Hub supports the Sustainable Development Goals

Who are we looking for?

18 - 40 years old

18 - 40 years old

Early stage enterprises

Early stage enterprises

(income generating)

Enterprises negatively impacted by COVID-19

Enterprises negatively impacted by COVID-19

Has a compelling business addressing the UN Sustainable Development Goals, preferably SDG 9 and SDG 11

Has a compelling business addressing the UN Sustainable Development Goals, preferably SDG 9 and SDG 11

Demonstrated good standing in the community

Demonstrated good standing in the community

Businesses operating in one or more of the countries where Impact Hubs within APAC are located

Businesses operating in one or more of the countries where Impact Hubs within APAC are located

Available during pertinent program activities

Available during pertinent program activities

Women and underserved communities are encouraged to apply

Women and underserved communities are encouraged to apply

18 - 40 years old

18 - 40 years old

Early stage enterprises

Early stage enterprises

(income generating)

Enterprises negatively impacted by COVID-19

Enterprises negatively impacted by COVID-19

Has a compelling business addressing the UN Sustainable Development Goals, preferably SDG 9 and SDG 11

Has a compelling business addressing the UN Sustainable Development Goals, preferably SDG 9 and SDG 11

Demonstrated good standing in the community

Demonstrated good standing in the community

Businesses operating in one or more of the countries where Impact Hubs within APAC are located

Businesses operating in one or more of the countries where Impact Hubs within APAC are located

Available during pertinent program activities

Available during pertinent program activities

Women and underserved communities are encouraged to apply

Women and underserved communities are encouraged to apply

Program Timeline

Program Launch


May 21, 2021

Application Period

May 21 - June 25, 2021

Deliberation


June 28 - 30, 2021

Cohort Announcement

July 2, 2021

Onboarding and Diagnostic

Week of July 5, 2021

Cohort Sessions and Impact Measurement

July - November 2021

  • Business Pivoting
  • Business Adaptation & Transformation
  • Digital Marketing
  • Digitization

Culminating Event


November/December 2021

Program Launch

May 21, 2021

Application Period

May 21 - June 25, 2021

Deliberation

June 28 - 30, 2021

Cohort Announcement

July 2, 2021

Onboarding and Diagnostic

Week of July 5, 2021

Cohort Sessions and Impact Measurement

July - November 2021

  • Business Pivoting
  • Business Adaptation & Transformation
  • Digital Marketing
  • Digitization

Culminating Event

November/December 2021

Membership Benefits

Tailored Business Support

Tailored Business Support

Get tailored business support from ideation to scaling with a special curriculum.

Expert Support

Expert Support

Access the global pool of world class mentors offering in-depth support through dedicated coaching, one-on-one consultations, in-depth mentoring and creation of a business development plan based on diagnostics of your business.

Tailored Business Support

Tailored Business Support

Get tailored business support from ideation to scaling with a special curriculum.

Expert Support

Expert Support

Access the global pool of world class mentors offering in-depth support through dedicated coaching, one-on-one consultations, in-depth mentoring and creation of a business development plan based on diagnostics of your business.

Cause-related Knowledge & Networking

Cause-related Knowledge & Networking

Find curated knowledge related to the causes you care about & connect with key stakeholders working on specific SDGs.

Digitization Support

Digitization Support

Access a dynamic platform, digital tools, and curated digitization support from Shopify and other tech partners.

Cause-related Knowledge & Networking

Cause-related Knowledge & Networking

Find curated knowledge related to the causes you care about & connect with key stakeholders working on specific SDGs.

Digitization Support

Digitization Support

Access a dynamic platform, digital tools, and curated digitization support from Shopify and other tech partners.

Strategic Courses With Global Partner

Strategic Courses With Global Partner

Access the global partners of the Impact Hub network, including Bank of America, and Shopify among others

Global Community

Global Community

Get virtually connected to changemakers in 55+ countries on our Community App to contact peers and trustworthy potential business partners.

Strategic Courses With Global Partner

Strategic Courses With Global Partner

Access the global partners of the Impact Hub network, including Bank of America, and Shopify among others

Global Community

Global Community

Get virtually connected to changemakers in 55+ countries on our Community App to contact peers and trustworthy potential business partners.

Regional Community Engagement

Regional Community Engagement

Connect with the local Impact Hub community

Perks & Discounts

Perks & Discounts

Enjoy discounts for various business tools from our international partners.

Regional Community Engagement

Regional Community Engagement

Connect with the local Impact Hub community

Perks & Discounts

Perks & Discounts

Enjoy discounts for various business tools from our international partners.

Local Connect

Local Connect

Connect with the local Impact Hub community.

Local Connect

Local Connect

Connect with the local Impact Hub community.

Accelerate Membership Journey

On acceptance, Entrepreneur self-assessment using the Diagnostics.

Meeting with Community Manager/AM PM to review Diagnostics.

Meeting with Community Manager/AM PM or Lead Mentor to design Development Plan, focusing on weakest Diagnostics criteria + Curate training track

Attend webinar sessions delivered by APAC IHs & global partners + Meetings with topic specific coaches as required

Attend regional community mixers to get locally and globally connected

Meeting with Community Manager/AM PM or Lead Mentor to review progress on Development Plan.

Book coaching speed dating sessions with BoA support volunteers

Final meeting with Community Manager/AM PM to review Diagnostics progress against start of program.

Showcase of entrepreneurs at the culminating event.

Program Phases

Phase One

Activate

  • Membership Application
  • Venture Diagnostic & Assessment
  • Venture Development Plan
  • Peer Community Learning & Exchange

Phase Two

Dedicated Support

  • Access to an Online Resource
  • Database
    Masterclasses & Workshops
    – Business Pivoting
    – Business Adaptation & 
 Transformation
    – Branding & Storytelling
    – Digital Marketing
    – Digitization
  • Expert Mentoring

Phase Three

Community Showcase

  • Peer-to-peer support
  • Demo Day
  • Alumni support mechanism (to be established beyond the program)

Accelerate Membership Cohort

Impact Hub Dhaka

Impact Hub Jakarta

Impact Hub Shanghai

Impact Hub Taipei

Impact Hub Yangon

Impact Hub Kuala Lumpur

Impact Hub Kyoto

Impact Hub Manila

Impact Hub Phnom Penh

Impact Hub Waikato

Impact Hubs
who will be part of the program

Are you who we're looking for?

Impact Hub GmbH Lindengasse 56 / 18-19 1070 Vienna, Austria

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Impact Hub GmbH Lindengasse 56 / 18-19 1070 Vienna, Austria

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