• the collective global accelerator

    For social entrepreneurs who create opportunities

  • programme details

    The Collective Global Accelerator is a 4-week residential experience at our co-living community The Collective Old Oak, in London. CGA 2017 brings together 10 dreamers and inspired solvers with unique skill sets, experiences, and passions, and empowers them to scale the impact of their social start-up on the world. Specifically, CGA exists to help social startups (not-for-profit and for-profit) that create opportunities for people in need in communities all over the world.


    If you attend CGA, you'll have an extraordinary opportunity to learn how to become a better entrepreneur;
    be part of a community of people who share your commitment to do good; grow into a global innovator;
    get access to our network of world-class experts and thought leaders, and have the opportunity to raise the funds you need to scale your venture.


    The Collective Global Accelerator is an initiative by The Collective and covers all costs for participants.

    Speakers and Workshops

    Learn from experts in London how to develop your business, build your brand, increase your impact and become a better entrepreneur. Weekly workshops will give you the tools to become a better entrepreneur.


    Get matched with a personal mentor, an entrepreneur or leader in your industry, with whom you will set your personal goals and aspirations. Together, you will create a strategy how to achieve your dreams and stay in touch after the programme.


    The Collective Old Oak is a co-living community in London. Be part of the community for 4 weeks and enjoy all it has to offer - creative and ambitious people, daily social events, inspiring spaces and a place where you will work together with other participants to truly make a difference.


    The Collective Foundation sponsors all participants' stay during the programme.


    Get access to the world-class network of The Collective. We will help you get the right connections you need to propel your start-up forwards.

    Demo Day

    The journey concludes with a pitch event, which will be attended by a small group of impact investors and partner organizations in the London social enterprise scene. After our training, you will be more than ready to pitch your business in front of people who are rooting for you, and have the means to help you scale your impact.

  • Demo Day

    Don't miss our epic event at August 24th and celebrate the achievements of inspiring entrepreneurs who are making a difference all over the world. Limited seats are available.

  • meet the entrepreneurs

    These are the game changing entrepreneurs of the 2017 cohort, hailing from Asia, Africa, South America and the United States.



    The Biz Nation,


    An online platform that provides high-quality, productive skill oriented education to young people in Colombia to increase employability.




    South Africa

    An app that aims to increase the amount of HIV testing in South Africa with a factor of 10 with the use of machine learning and Artificial Intelligence.





    A software for deaf and hard-hearing people that translates any conversation into text and will color code the different speakers, so that you can easily distinguish who says what.





    An sms based platform that provides women in Ethiopia maternal and infant care information.





    A social enterprise that focuses on increasing LGBT+ inclusion in Brazil, among others through apps that help the LGBT+ community with resources and fight discrimination.


    Amoo Addo

    Food4All Africa,


    A social enterprise that uses advocacy and an app to create sustainable means of nutrition for vulnerable communities through food recovery, redistribution and farming.


    Shahiwan Ismail

    Suncrox Solar,


    A social enterprise that provides solar energy solutions by eliminating grid and fuel power dependency for home, aiming to provide solar energy to 10,000 beneficiaries in South-east Asia in 5 years time.





    An app that aims to increase blood donations in Sub-Saharan Africa with 700% with the use of mobile technology and incentivizing citizens.





    A civic technology crowdsourcing platform that will aid in the reportage, search and finding of missing persons faster in Nigeria, aiming to reduce the time to initiate a search operation from 15 to 4 hours.





    A social enterprise that is dedicated to providing demystified financial information to people in urban and rural informal sectors of

    Sub-Saharan Africa, via SMS, voice calls, and outreach programmes.


    "The Collective Global Accelerator is simply the best social impact accelerator.

    They have managed to find entrepreneurs from across the globe with capacity to solve some of the most important social issues that affect all of us today. Given the all encompassing month long conducive environment to shape those ideas, I have no doubt we have seen tomorrow’s businesses today."


    - Swapnil Gadgil, Mentor at CGA and Co-founder of Therapy Box

  • Contact Us

    If your question is not anwered in our FAQ, please fill in the contact form below for any enquiries, or e-mail us at accelerate@thecollective.co.uk.