Socially Responsible / Sustainable Business Plan Accelerators, Competitions, & Fellowships


There are many more business plan Competitions, Accelerators, and Fellowships than what you see below — we’re trying to keep our list to competitions with a responsible / sustainable focus or track. To update information on this page, please contact us at: network@mentorcapitalnet.org.

We encourage social and environmental entrepreneurs to enter mainstream business plan competitions as well.


Program Name Program Type City Country Deadline
Afghanistan Impact Alliance Accelerator Afghanistan
Agora Partnerships Accelerator Program Accelerator Managua Nicaragua 09/01/17
Artemisia Accelerator São Paulo Brazil
Bethnal Green Ventures Accelerator London UK 06/18/17
Fledge – Padova Accelerator Padova Italy
Fledge – Barcelona Accelerator Barcelona Spain 07/22/17
Fledge – Peru Accelerator Peru
Fledge – Seattle Accelerator Seattle, WA USA
Future Cities Accelerator USA
Global Social Benefit Institute Accelerator Santa Clara, CA USA
I3 Latam Accelerator Mexico
Impact Without Borders Accelerator San Diego, CA USA
Individual Development Program (Central / Eastern Europe) Accelerator
Instituto Quintessa Accelerator Brazil
Invest2innovate Accelerator Pakistan
MassChallenge – Boston Accelerator Boston, MA USA
MassChallenge – Israel Accelerator Israel
MassChallenge – Mexico Accelerator Mexico
MassChallenge – Switzerland Accelerator Switzerland
MassChallenge – UK Accelerator UK
Minga Social Business Accelerator Tel Aviv Israel
NESsT Accelerator
Pears Challenge Accelerator Ramat Aviv Israel
Points of Light Civic Accelerator Accelerator USA
Potencia Ventures (Artemisia) Accelerator Brazil
REDF Accelerator Accelerator USA
Ripple Works Accelerator Redwood City, CA USA
Seed Spot – DC Accelerator Washington, DC USA
Seed Spot – Phoenix Accelerator Phoenix, AZ USA
Opportunities for Business Action Accelerator Sierra Leone
The Difference Incubator Accelerator Melbourne, VIC Australia
UI: Impact Lab Nashville Accelerator Nashville, TN USA 06/26/17
Unreasonable Institute – Food Access in Denver Accelerator Denver, CO USA 07/07/17
Village Capital: Education India Accelerator India
Village Capital: Latam FinTech Accelerator Mexico
Villgro : Artha Venture Challenge Accelerator India
Yunus Social Business – Albania/a> Accelerator Albania
Yunus Social Business – Brazil Accelerator Brazil
Yunus Social Business – Colombia Accelerator Colombia
Yunus Social Business – Haiti Accelerator Haiti
Yunus Social Business – Tunisia Accelerator Tunisi
Yunus Social Business – Uganda Accelerator Uganda
Ashden (International) Competition London UK 09/00/17
Ashden (UK) Competition London UK 09/00/17
Aspen Institute Business & Society MBA Case Competition Competition USA
Buckminster Fuller Challenge Competition New York, NY USA 03/31/17
Clean Tech Open Competition
CupidCup @ UMD Competition 10/05/16
D-Prize Competition San Francisco, CA USA 08/20/17
Duke Executive Summary Competition Competition Durham, NC USA 10/30/17
Dutch Postcode Lottery Green Challenge Competition 06/01/17
Ennovent Competition
Girls for a Change Competition
Global Social Venture Competition Competition 12/05/16
LAUNCH: Food Competition USA 12/07/16
Launch: Nordic Design Innovation Competition
Mai Bangkok Business Challenge @ Sasin Competition Bangkok Thailand 12/05/16
McGinnis Venture Competition Competition Pittsburgh, PA USA
McCloskey Business Plan Competition Competition Notre Dame, IN USA
Mentor Capital Network Competition 10/16/17
New Venture Championship Competition 11/17/16
MIT IDEAS Competition Competition Boston, MA USA 03/02/17
Net Impact Pitch Competition Competition
San Diego Social Innovation Challenge Competition San Diego, CA USA 02/20/17
TCU Richards Barrentine Values and Ventures Competition Competition Fort Worth, TX USA 10/01/16
Tufts Entrepreneurship Business Plan Competition Competition Medford, MA USA 11/16/16
Tulane Conscious Capitalism Business Plan Competition Competition New Orleans, LA USA 01/27/17
UC Berkeley Business Plan Competition Competition Berkeley, CA USA 11/28/16
VentureWell BME Idea (for Biomedical Companies) Competition Boston, MA USA 04/05/17
Ashoka Fellowship Fellowship
Aspen Institute First Movers Fellowship Fellowship
BALLE Local Economy Fellows Fellowship USA
Echoing Green Global Fellowship Fellowship New York, NY USA
Eisenhower Fellowships Fellowship
Frontier Market Scouts Fellowship Monterey, CA USA
Mulago Foundation – Ranier Arnhold Fellows Fellowship
Pop Tech Social Innovation Fellows Fellowship USA
Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship Fellowship USA
Social Impact 360 Fellowship USA
StartingBloc Fellowship
Enviu Incubator Rotterdam Netherlands
Future of Fish Incubator
Halcyon Incubator Incubator Washington, DC USA 06/30/17
Portland State University, Social Innovation Incubator Incubator Portland, OR USA 06/16/17
Powerhouse Incubator Oakland, CA USA
Relay Foundation Incubator San Francisco, CA USA
UnLtd India Incubator Mumbai India
UnLtd UK Incubator London UK
UnLtd USA Incubator Austin, TX USA
VentureWell E-Teams Incubator USA 10/04/17
Villgro Incubator India Rolling
Better Ventures Investors San Francisco, CA USA
Capax World Investors
D3Jubilee Investors Seoul Korea
Dasra Investors Mumbai India
Impact Engine Investors Chicago, IL USA
Investors’ Circle – Regional (Boston) Investors Boston, MA USA
Investors’ Circle – Regional (Denver-Boulder) Investors Denver, CO USA
Investors’ Circle – Regional (New York) Investors New York, NY USA
Investors’ Circle – Regional (Raleigh-Durham) Investors Raleigh-Durham, NC USA
Investors’ Circle – Regional (Washington, DC) Investors Washington, DC USA
Le Comptoir de L`Innovation Investors
Rock Health Investors San Francisco, CA USA
Somali AgriFood Fund Investors Somali