Yunus Social Business Accelerator open for applications

2015-09-17

Yunus Social Business (YSB) has launched the next opportunity for entrepreneurs in Albania, that want to take their ideas to the next level and receive chances of financing of up to EUR 350,000.

Interested participants can apply at www.ysbbalkans.com to join the most diverse social startup family, while the application window is open until 30 September. Since 2012 Yunus Social Business has been accelerating and financing social businesses in the region, enabling entrepreneurs to solve social problems in a financially sustainable way. The Accelerator Program is one of the two core instruments used to fulfill its mission.

Teams that apply and get selected benefit from 1-to-1 coaching, access to markets and providers, advance their curriculum, connect with a community and get ready for investment. The application criteria are straight forward and give possibility to those that have an early planning stage business, at startup stage, or growth stage business, in an area with potential social impact, preferably Agriculture and rural development, or Information Technology. (Other sectors can be considered if the startup has an outstanding impact, or innovative business model). The business should be based in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, or Serbia.