The accelerator programme is open to early stage impact-oriented companies founded by LSE students or alumni. Companies must be focused on progressing at least two UN Sustainable Development Goals.
To master the business essentials and gain real-life leadership skills, the programme includes:
- Monthly bootcamps
- Hands-on clinics
- 1:1 coaching
- Access to unique mentoring opportunities
- Weekly peer skill-sharing sessions
- Hiring opportunities through a funded internship programme
The cohort has several opportunities to pitch to investors and leaders in the startup ecosystem, including a midpoint showcase day and a final demo day at the end of the programme. The accelerator also provides a stipend for the duration of the programme and access to workspace.
The inaugural accelerator programme is taking place from March - September 2020. Keep an eye on this space for information about future programmes.
To get a flavour of the programme, take a look at our showcase video below.
Meet the 2020 cohort
The founders in the 2020 cohort span more than 10 nationalities from a range of degree disciplines. 60% of the companies are female-founded.
1001 Stories: A luxury D2C footwear brand with a social purpose; we create beautiful statement shoes whilst lifting marginalised communities out of poverty and into business.
Alxedo: We are a sustainable water company, offering a smart water purification system.
Atlas: A community platform for solving challenges while building in-demand skills.
CauliBox: A digitally-enabled reusable lunchbox scheme that rewards good behaviours.
Crowdless: Provides live data on the crowdedness of supermarkets so that you can choose the best place and the best time to visit.
Gaïa: Gaïa is a sustainability startup that helps you to find zero-waste alternatives to toiletries and say goodbye to plastic in your bathroom.
G.APP17: A digital platform that facilitates strategic partnerships between businesses and non-profit organisations through the SDGs, so that together they can lead the change we need to see in society.
Grounded: We make functional drinks without the cr*p.
KAYTEA: Bringing tea back to the limelight by making it fun and relevant for a new generation of consumers by becoming a value-added tea supplier to food service operators and a consumer packaged iced tea brand.
Lugo: Providing crowdsourced data for curable diseases.
Ocafi: Coffee farming and green coffee sourcing company that stands for transparent, sustainable and fair trade relationships to make farming worthwhile. Bringing the best Brazilian coffees to the world.
Petal App: A mobile app that helps people to build a happy and healthy relationship with food.
Project Happy Note: A personalised gift series over a 3-month period with behavioural science to help your loved one create a positive ritual and to help people connect and reconnect during a difficult time.
ValidApp: Uses AI-powered data-driven applied forensic linguistics techniques to verify school applications and coursework with the aim of detecting fraudulent applications and ghost-writers.