Dela Summit Oct 24th 2019

Dela Accelerator 2019

Location
Global

Partner
Ashoka

Participating Social Enterprises
11

The 2019 Dela accelerator programme was co-created by IKEA Social Entrepreneurship and Ashoka to support social entrepreneurs with their innovative solutions for solving systemic challenges. During the programme, IKEA co-workers, business leaders, and social entrepreneurs exchanged knowledge and inspired each other to contribute towards greater impact and systems change.

The Programme was split into two phases

The strategy phase
The strategy phase saw IKEA co-workers join an advisory team supporting the social entrepreneurs with their system change strategies. This culminated in a summit, the social entrepreneurs worked with IKEA co-workers and other business leaders to take their initiatives to the next level. The social entrepreneurs received feedback on the strategies and make their final adjustments.
 
Implementation phase

The implementation phase saw the social entrepreneurs decide on a set of milestones to work on together with senior leaders at IKEA to implement and start their systems change journey.

 

Both phases have now completed and a full impact report will be published later in 2020, but early indications are that the programme has been a success with many of the participating social entrepreneurs reporting ‘a shift in their impact focus’.

Read the story of Anne-Sofie, one of the IKEA co-workers who supported Allison Silva with her work running training for Bolivian entrepreneurs, helping expand job opportunities for people in her country.

Social Entrepreneurs

  • Allison Silva
    Allison Silva

    Fundacion Empreender Futuro

    Allison increases the ability for vulnerable people to improve their social status by democratizing access to business information and services.
  • Dan Drescoll
    Dan Drescoll

    Anou

    Dan has created Anou, a community of artisans working together to reshape Morocco's artisan economy so that it works for them rather than against them.
  • Daniel Kerber
    Daniel Kerber

    More Than Shelters

    Daniel prototypes dignified living concepts for refugees, bridging crucial stages of their journeys.
  • Fernando Assad
    Fernando Assad

    Programa Vivenda

    Fernando developes affordable renovation kits that fix the issues that most impact health in the favelas in Brazil.
  • John John
    John John

    Grassroot Tea Corporation

    John is creating a new model for small tea growers to organize themselves, manufacture and sell tea to markets directly while influencing policy.
  • Liisa Smits
    Liisa Smits

    Ignitia

    Liisa provides farmers in Ghana with climate data sets that allow them to increase their yield and efficiency by timing planting, cultivating, and harvesting.
  • Nani Zulminarni
    Nani Zulminarni

    PEKKA

    Nani is reversing the pattern of discrimination against women in Indonesia by educating and enabling them to provide for their families.
  • Neelkanth Mishra
    Neelkanth Mishra

    Center for Aquatic Livelihood-Jaljeevika

    By helping farmers see the economic opportunity in cooperating, Neelkanth has reached 50 000 farmers and successfully integrated in-land fisheries in six states' livelihood programs.
  • Scott Stiles
    Scott Stiles

    Fair Employment Agency

    Scott shifts domestic worker agency models to one that erases fees to workers and re-aligns incentives at each link along the recruitment chain in Hong Kong and the Philippines. 
  • Suraiya Haque
    Suraiya Haque

    Phulki

    Suraiya has developed self-sustaining models for workplace-based care centers at factories and offices, enabling economic emancipation for women in Bangladesh.
  • Wietse van der Werf
    Wietse van der Werf

    Sea Ranger Service

    Wietse combines empowerment of unemployed youths and re-integration of navy veterans to provide a solution to the monitoring of marine protected areas.