Startup Resources

Below are a few resources for early-stage entrepreneurs, as you pilot, pivot, and iterate your way to success.

ACCELERATOR selection tool has developed an Accelerator Selection Tool for entrepreneurs to search for accelerators by region, sector, stage of business, etc.


StartupWave's Startup Garage is a virtual incubation platform that has been built as an infrastructure for the Indian startup incubation ecosystem, conceptualized by Intellecap.

Ready, Steady, Scale!

MIT Practical Impact Alliance published a practical tool to assess your social business on the NextBillion blog. Check out their Ready, Steady, Scale! tool for best practices in growing your social enterprise.

Social investment toolkit

UBS provides a free 8-module Social Investment Toolkit to help entrepreneurs raising impact investment, from how to craft your impact story to putting together a compelling investor pitch deck


Stanford's is a hub for innovation, collaboration, and creativity at the university. It provides a free, 90-minute Virtual Crash Course in design thinking. Once you've completed the crash course, learn how you can Put Design Thinking to Work with their 3 free modules.  

case smart impact capital

Duke University's Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) released Smart Impact Capital, an online toolkit for social entrepreneurs ready to raise investment capital. 


IDEO U excels at teaching human-centered design online and provides a Design Kit and resources for different aspects of the design thinking process.

accion venture lab

Accion Venture Lab has compiled a number of resources for scaling social enterprises, particularly those in financial inclusion. 

Jobs to be done framework

Download a free PDF of the book When Coffee and Kale Compete to explore the Jobs to be Done framework for innovation, product development, and go-to-market strategy.