The MAN Impact Accelerator in Europe and India is open to social entrepreneurs from Europe, South Africa and India together to tackle social and environmental challenges starting tentatively in 2019.
The MAN Impact Accelerator kicks off in Munich in November 2019. The curriculum that follows will take you to cities like Sao Paolo, Lisbon and Johannesburg. The official closing ceremony in Munich in June 2020 will mark the end of the program.
Connect with fellow entrepreneurs, get access to a pool of more than 300 mentors from MAN Truck & Bus, Salesforce and Yunus Social Business. Among them are MAN CEO Joachim Drees and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Muhammad Yunus who has built social businesses impacting over 27 million people. Get also access to impact investors and key MAN resources.

Worth of Award

The benefits attached:

  • MAN Staff Mentors with Industry Expertise
  • MAN’s Global Network of Partners
  • MAN’s Supply & Distribution Networks
  • Access to the Volkswagen family
  • Access to MAN’s “RIO” platform

Financial and Costs
Travel and accommodation costs are covered by MAN Truck & Bus. The program provides an indirect grant and support of up to 50,000 USD for each startup (no equity or cash). This also includes free access to coaches and mentors as well as to software and data perks for free or at preferred rates.


They accept social businesses and impactful startups from Europe, India or South Africa that have a strong logistics, transport or mobility focus with a prototype and preferably early revenues. Startups must have a strong purpose and create both tangible and measurable impact beyond financial returns.

How to Apply

Apply online via their website, click the link below

Deadline: applications close October 1, 2019

Click here for more details and to apply

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