Applications are closed. We wish all of our local applicants the best! We we look forward to conducting scaling training sessions with our finalists!

Accelerate2030 is a global program, co-initiated by Impact Hub Geneva and the UNDP, aimed at scaling the impact of successful entrepreneurial solutions tackling one or more of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The global Impact Hub network and regional partners all take part in the realisation of this programme. 

This year’s Accelerate 2030 finalists


Our first pitch for the national finalist stage of the Accelerate 2030 global impact scaling programme was made by the Dream Girls Academy. Their team is focused on inspiring and supporting young women to become women of action, women of excellence and women who are contributing members of a thriving society. The Dream Girls Academy is a sisterhood of empowered women driven to empower other teen girls and young women. We support young females to move from economic dependency to self-sufficiency and become positive contributing members of a thriving society. Dream Girls Academy offers a wide range of female empowerment services in the form of structured mentorship programmes, personal development coaching, empowerment workshops & events, corporate employee volunteer programmes, financial study aid and outreach projects. Watch their pitch to find out more about their business model and how they are realizing Sustainable Development Goal 5: Gender Equality! Visit their website to find out more.


Watch Malcolm Mooi, the creator and Founder of Zibuza pitch to become a national finalist for the Accelerate 2030 global impact scaling programme! His team is looking for support on how to structure their business model in a way for it to become a scalable solution for the entire African continent and beyond! 

Zibuza is an online professional learning community (PLC) that aims to improve the quality of teaching in South Africa by means of discussions, collaborations and access to resources. Zibuza is personalised to meet the individual and collective needs of a teacher based on location, grade, subjects and interests. As well as networking with other like-minded professionals, Zibuza connects teachers with organisations and institutions who offer various opportunities, resources and rewards.


Pink Care visited us at our Accelerate 2030 pitch event to present their business model, why it is scalable, and why they should become national finalists for this global impact scaling programme. Watch this pitch to find out more about what makes their business unique! Pink Care is a social enterprise partnership that aims to produce & supply menstrual products that are affordable and environmentally conscious. Products are supplied through a network of community agents, enabling easier access while creating meaningful part-time employment.  In the process , they endeavour to change behaviour, encourage independence & build confidence in the local communities where they work. Visit their website to find out more and support this great social enterprise working to empower women across South Africa and beyond!


Watch Kusini Water pitch to become 1 of 5 national finalists for the global Accelerate 2030 impact scaling programme! Our team, including our very own Co-Founder and impact investor Lana Lovasic and leadership coach Nizenande Machi, Founder of Karani Leadership, asked them questions about their business model and how they plan to scale their impact. Kusini Water is a social enterprise that builds water treatment systems from nanotechnology and macadamia nut shells. Their systems bring clean, safe drinking water to people in rural, peri-urban and informal settlements throughout the African continent. Find out more through their website.


Watch SiyaBuddy pitch to become a South African national finalist for the global Accelerate 2030 impact scaling programme.

SiyaBuddy Recycling and Waste Management is a company situated at Steenbok Village, Nkomazi Local Municipality, Mpumalanga. SiyaBuddy works in partnership with the Municipality and operates at the Steenbok Landfill Site where almost all the Nkomazi Local Municipality Waste and Recyclables go. SiyaBuddy is a 100% youth and Black owned company with a woman partner having 40% of the company shares. Find out more about them through their website.