The ImpAct Accelerator helps sustainable packaging impact entrepreneurs to scale their businesses. These entrepreneurs are taking their startups to the next level by joining a partnership-focused accelerator programme.
Our second cohort of the acceleration programme is now closed for applications. Our focus is on startups addressing packaging (sustainable packaging alternatives, especially bioplastics). The programme is an in-person & online model, lasting 6 weeks, starting in November. We select 5 to 7 teams per cohort, offering them an intensive and immersive experience to accelerate their growth.
We are working with a womxn quota and driving diversity at all levels within the acceleration programme.
The ImpAct Accelerator by Impact Hub Berlin is funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection as part of the ConnACT with Impact programme.
At ImpAct Accelerator, we provide exceptional mentors who have deep industry knowledge and expertise. Our mentors will guide you through the challenges of scaling your startup and help you navigate the complex food waste landscape.
You will have the opportunity to introduce your solutions with our partner companies such as Miele.
Global Impact Hub network:
Opportunity to connect with the 24,000+ members of Impact Hub in global.
During the programme, you will spend the first and the last week in person at Impact Hub Berlin (where you can tap into the extensive network of Impact Hub Berlin and participate in the IH Forum. We will provide a membership at the Impact Hub premises throughout the timeline of the programme.
We cover your travel & accommodation expenses up to 800€
We do not require any equity in return for your participation.
Opportunities for media attention and exposure to established impact communities.
We are working with womxn quota and drive diversity at all levels within the acceleration programme.
You will have the opportunity to introduce your company to the relevant investors within the IHB network.
Check out the eligibility criteria for the application with a low entry barrier below:
Focus: Startups tackling sustainable packaging including both B2B and B2C solutions.
Stage: Startups with tested products. We are looking for startups that have already developed a product and tested it in the market. Ideally, your startup should have achieved a first inflection point, such as acquiring clients, securing investment, or having intellectual property.
Location: Startups registered in Germany or running operations in Germany
AREAS OF IMPACT MIGHT INCLUDE:
Richard Stechow, Coach (BMI Lab)
Mario Gamper, Angel Investor (ex -MD BCG DV)
Eva Preß, CFO
Olivia Czetwertinsky (betahaus)
Philipp Csernalabics, Senior Manager Circular Economy (EY)
Hannah Grethlein, Coach (Permanick)
Nick Steiner, Entrepreneur