SEED Accelerator

By winning a SEED Award, an enterprise can qualify for the SEED Accelerator, a support package stretching over a period of one year that includes One-to-one Advice as well as a Financial Contribution of USD 40,000. Since 2013, nine SEED Award Winners received the SEED Accelerator Support, furthering their investment readiness and operational excellence. 

The  SEED Accelerator entails:

The SEED Accelerator is conducted primarily on an in-country basis through workshops and regular face-to-face meetings of SEED Accelerator Recipients and trained business development service providers. Additional support is provided on a remote basis, which focuses mainly on business-planning support (incl. triple bottom line) via telephone, Skype and email. The support package is structured in the three categories Needs Assessment, Workshops and Reporting.

Needs Assessment

Before SEED Accelerator Recipients participate in workshops, their individual capacity building needs are assessed. Focusing on their financial literacy and capacity the individual support needs of each enterprise are identified through questionnaires and phone calls. Based on this financial capacity assessment a customised roadmap is developed to outline the enterprise's specific needs. The developed roadmap provides a framework for tailoring of support activities and the agenda of future workshops.

Workshops

A customised workshop series allows winners to develop a sound support plan on how the money received by SEED will be spent; further do the workshops allow the enterprise to better monitor their triple bottom line impacts and gain crucial financial literacy and management skills. All SEED Accelerator Recipients participate in four intense three-day long workshops, the Kick-off Meeting, the Acceleration Meeting, the Consolidation Meeting and the Closure Meeting.

Reporting

During and after the workshop series all Accelerator Recipients are required to report to SEED the progress they have made. Reports describe the progress against the roadmap and the workshop agenda enabling SEED to monitor overall development and adapt future assistance.

Accelerator Recipients

The first cohort of SEED Accelerator Recipients, funded through the generous support of the Government of Flanders:

The first cohort of SEED Accelerator Recipients, funded through the generous support of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB):

The second cohort of SEED Accelerator Recipients, funded through the generous support of the Government of Flanders:

The second cohort of SEED Accelerator Recipients, funded through the generous support of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB):

The third cohort of two SEED Accelerator Recipients, funded through the generous support of the Government of Flanders:

The Fourth cohort of two SEED Accelerator Recipients, funded through the generous support of the Government of Flanders:

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