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Because International 2022 Accelerator Program for Entrepreneurs

Applications are open for the Because Accelerator 2022. Get to the next stage with your innovative product with the Because Accelerator—a free, online program for early-to-middle stage entrepreneurs with socially innovative products.

The Because Accelerator is a 10-week online training program accompanied with networking and weekly one-on-one coaching with a subject matter expert. At the end of each program, each participant will have the chance to compete in a pitch event for a cash prize, long-term coaching support, funding opportunities, and exposure to international markets.

The program is uniquely focused on overcoming the challenges to developing affordable manufactured products which have proven market attractiveness and are ready to aim for production at scale. This training will be beneficial for both entrepreneurs who are launching their first product, or those who are looking to add something to an existing line.

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About Because International

In 2007, our founder Kenton Lee traveled to Nairobi, Kenya after graduating college. He lived and worked at a small orphanage with some incredible kids. One day, he was walking down a dusty road with all the kids when he noticed a little girl in a white dress walking next to him. As he looked down at her feet, he was shocked to see how small her shoes were. They were so small that she had to cut open the front of her shoes to let her toes stick out. It took Kenton and a group of friends back in their hometown in Idaho more than six years to take this idea and turn it into a reality. But t... read more


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Because International Accelerator Program


Aim and Benefits of Because International Accelerator Program

  • 10-weeks of digital training: An online cohort training model with topics common to startups based on experience with The Shoe That Grows. Each week will challenge your thinking around your product and business.
  • One-on-one coaching: Get matched with an experienced coach who will mentor you throughout the program.
  • Networking opportunities: Meet with an Advisor Network, a group of experts with worldwide connections you can tap into.
  • Funding: Each entrepreneur gets the chance to compete for a cash prize at the end of the program. Other funding opportunities include exposure to investors.

 


Requirements for Because International Accelerator Program Qualification

  • Open to any early-to-middle stage entrepreneur;
  • Should have a physical product that has proven market attractiveness.

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Application Deadline

March 1, 2022


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Because International on becauseinternational.org to apply

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