As Head of Accelerator, I lead the planning and implementation of this leading international accelerator program. Supported by MAN Truck & Bus CEO Joachim Drees, the program takes eight social ventures from India, South Africa and Europe through ecosystems around the world. The program includes milestones in Paris, Munich, Mumbai, Cape Town and San Francisco.
The program structure is highly effective in delivering value to its stakeholders, i.e. startups, MAN Truck & Bus and Yunus Social Business. It brings together almost 200 mentors from leading companies like Uber, Google, Ola, DHL, Maersk or Amazon who support the startups. Within just 3 months of the program’s launch, we put together an alliance that spans the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs, the Global Social Entrepreneurship Network, World Ressource Institute, Salesforce, Singularity Academy and Google.