With having successfully supported ten social enterprises through the first accelerator, the partnership now launches the Mexico Accelerator programme 2021 that will support another 11 social entrepreneurs in creating livelihood opportunities and providing access to affordable goods and services to Mexico's vulnerable and marginalized communities.
The entrepreneurs participating will receive personalized support to optimize their strategies and improve their short and long-term viability and impact. Additionally, they will be linked to key potential allies and explore the viability of becoming part of corporate value chains.
By providing business support, networking opportunities, and access to funding to enable social entrepreneurs to scale and unleash the impact potential of large corporates, we aim to generate further employment opportunities and entry to markets and to increase affordable access to sustainable basic goods and services for underserved populations. Together, we believe we can improve the levels of livelihood for those who need it most.
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In 2020, IKEA Social Entrepreneurship and New Ventures partnered for a two-year collaboration to improve the livelihood of Mexico’s most vulnerable and marginalized communities through the support of social entrepreneurs increasing equality, inclusion, and sustainability in the region.