How it works

i2i ("Incubation to Investment") accelerator program aims to enable and empower social businesses (with a prototype and limited market trials), to be ready for investment. It is designed to help businesses clarify their social impact, improve their business models and refine their pitches for investment.

During our program, social entrepreneurs assess their companies and execute the necessary changes to improve their business models and scale up. Social entrepreneurs also showcase their improved businesses to an audience of investors at the investors' pitch night.

Our accelerator's theme for this year, and beyond, is Active Healthy Ageing ("AHA!").  Each AHA! cohort lasts for five months.  During each cohort, social businesses are supported with tailored workshops, one-on-one business consultancy sessions with topic/industry experts from within SOW Asia's network, peer sharing/learning sessions, practice pitches and a final pitch.