Exclusive: Top tips for applying to the Land Accelerator

World Resources Institute, Sangam Ventures, and the IKEA Foundation combined forces to launch the Land Accelerator South Asia on Wed. Jan 29. The launch featured speakers from all three partner organizations as they shared the opportunity and tips for applying for the Land Accelerator with entrepreneurs around South Asia.

Covered in the below video and PowerPoint presentation are topics such as evaluation criteria for the applicants, eligibility criteria, live Q&A from the audience, the goals of the Land Accelerator, and the timeline for the program.

A recording of the launch is available below. 

You can also download the slides to learn more about the Land Accelerator. The slides have information which is applicable for entrepreneurs in all three geographies: South Asia, Africa and Latin America:

About the Land Accelerator

The Land Accelerator trains and supports entrepreneurs whose companies restore degraded farms and forests by planting trees, boosting crop yields, and introducing innovative technologies. By fostering entrepreneurship, this first-of-its-kind program provides a cost-effective approach to restore – and develop – rural areas across South Asia.

Entrepreneurs will receive the following benefits through participating in the Land Accelerator:

  • Be mentored by international experts,
  • Join a cohort of like-minded entrepreneurs from across South Asia,
  • Learn how to present their business to investors
  • Receive a €3,000 grant to kickstart their company.