The 100+ Accelerator has supported 70 companies in over 20 countries to solve supply chain challenges with the most pressing sustainability challenges globally. After a successful third edition in partnership with top global consumer goods companies, Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev), the world’s leading brewer, invites startups to apply for the fourth edition of the program.
The 2022 edition will see AB InBev issuing challenge statements in line with the company’s 2025 Sustainability Goals, around Water, Circular Economy, Climate, Agriculture, Inclusive Growth and Biodiversity. The challenge is open to all start-ups from Seed to Series B stage.
Ashwin Kak, Director – Procurement & Sustainability, India & Southeast Asia, AB InBev, said, “Our sustainability ambitions are pivoted on our vision of building a company that will last for 100+ years. However, we do realize that we cannot solve today’s sustainability challenges alone. The 100+ Accelerator aims to deliver systemic change through collaborations with new age scientists, innovators, entrepreneurs, and companies. For the 2022 edition, we are calling on startups with new technologies and innovations to address the most pressing issues across 6 areas closely aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We will leverage our resources, systems, and knowledge to accelerate the world’s shift towards sustainable solutions and do business the right way, not the easy way.”
Selected start-ups will receive funding up to $100K to implement a pilot project with AB InBev to validate product-market fit, followed by a structured curriculum focused on integrating with a large corporate partner and best practices for scaling. The startups will also receive active mentorship, training and programming in product development, go-to-market, operations, sales and more.