Corporate giants Coca Cola and Unilever have teamed up to support the 100+ Accelerator for African startups that address the thorniest sustainability challenges in their supply chains.
The purpose is to scale-up innovation.
The accelerator program seeks businesses have that potential solutions – especially for the circular economy.
The Coca Cola/Unilever partnership seeks to find out how the prefered startups pack and share their products with the world without compromising quality or the planet.
“The future will depend on a circular economy in order to create long-term, sustainable value for everyone. We are constantly on the lookout for new ways to increase the amount of recycled content in our packaging and eliminate weight and other components. We believe there is potential for creating completely, or near-completely, circular packaging across our entire supply chains.”Coca Cola/Unilever
Other challenges the accelerator wants tackled are: Smart Agriculture, Water stewardship, upcycling and the Corona plastic free challenge.
The 100+ Accelerator invests in companies from Seed to Series B stage.
It delivers 6 months of remote programming and training to accelerate the collaboration and growth of cohort companies in addition to a pilot/alliance with our partner companies.
Startups will receive support from a global team champion, access to mentor networks and up to $100K toward pilot execution.
The goal is to have companies complete the program and graduate to a larger commercial contract and strong relationship with one or more of the partner companies.
Interested startups should APPLY HERE.