Through our regular boot camps and 3-6 month sprint programme, high-potential social enterprises will get access to awesome mentorship, financial support and access to the world’s largest humanitarian organisation, our operations, partners and technical experts.
As of July 2017, more than 20 internal-WFP innovation projects or startups are supported, addressing a range of challenges from growing food in the desert, to helping smallholder farmers access local markets. Innovation projects / startups selected by the Accelerator participate in an intensive 3 – 6 month 'Sprint Programme' that helps them reach proof of concept, develop prototypes ready for implementation, and/or scale.
Teams receive financial support, guidance and space to bring their idea to life from the Munich-based Accelerator.
• High potential to reach Zero Hunger
• High level of innovation - could be on the technology, business model or systems
• Strong team - team track record together, individual skills
• Scalability potential
• Financial sustainability of the project - have a sustainable business model that doesn’t rely on WFP
• Proven problem and traction