Ashoka and IKEA Social Entrepreneurship has together created an accelerator program, Dela Accelerator programme, focusing on scaling existing social enterprises in the areas of livelihoods, equality, and inclusion on a system level, that way increasing their impact.
In Swedish “dela” means to share, which is exactly what this accelerator is all about. Sharing knowledge, perspectives and networks to support social entrepreneurs who are striving to make a positive impact on society and improve the lives of vulnerable and marginalised people.
The program partners IKEA co-workers with social entrepreneurs, to help with their strategic and implementation challenges, but also for IKEA to learn from them, to adopt their business practices and test them within IKEA. Together, we offer a unique fellowship experience based on IKEA and Ashoka’s expertise and networks. IKEA also gets the chance to involve them as ambassadors and sparring partner on the journey to become fully circular by 2030.
Learning from each other, we are developing a knowledge hub, to be shared and drawn upon internally and externally.