Applications are now open!

As impact entrepreneurs, we know how challenging it is for you to find the right experts and support system to help grow your impact and achieve financial sustainability at the same time.

To help companies like yours, we are excited to launch the 4th edition of the C3 Impact Accelerator Program 2022 - powered by HSBC. This sought-after program will provide selected participants with:

  • Months of one-on-one expert support
  • Workshops on impact and business growth pillars
  • Networking events with experts and investors

The C3 Impact Accelerator will allow you to become part of a network of like-minded entrepreneurs and meet mentors and experts who want to support your mission.

In addition, there are equity-free cash prizes for the winners. So what are you waiting for? Get started today!

Let's Create Change

Take that first step!

Submit your basic information today to receive access to the full application form.

Program Benefits

Group Workshops

Customised and interactive workshops on impact entrepreneurship topics

Personalized Support

One-on-one support from business and social impact experts


Access to our network of impact investors and potential clients

Cash prizes

An opportunity to compete and win equity-free cash prizes

Eligibility Criteria

To apply to the C3 Social Impact Accelerator Program, your startup must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  1. Based in one of the following countries: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, KSA, Kuwait, Oman, Turkey, Qatar, and UAE.
  2. Have an MVP (Minimum Viable Product) and some traction.
  3. Contribute to at least one of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
  4. Fluent in written and spoken English.

Not sure if you are eligible to apply? CONTACT US and we will be happy to assist you.

Application Process

Step 1: Fill Out the Application Form

Make sure you submit the completed application by February 18th 2022 and ensure that all the information you provide is accurate and up to date. 

Incomplete forms will not be considered.

Step 2: Complete the Growth Predictor Test

(Shortlisted applicants only)

If your application is shortlisted (we will select shortlisted applicants on a rolling basis), you will receive a link by email providing you with access to the C3 Growth Predictor test. This must be completed by February 25th 2022 in order to be considered for the semi-finals.

Note: the C3 Growth Predictor test is mandatory for all shortlisted applicants that want to be considered for the semi-finals, however the results are not considered in the selection process. The Growth Predictor Report will inform our program design team on what the selected participants need. This is an excellent tool to assess whether shortlisted applicants are growth-ready!

Step 3: Attend Semi-Finalist Online Training

By March 16th 2022, C3 will announce 40 semi-finalists that will access the unique C3  online training. The training includes interactive lectures and group workshops that Semi-Finalists will benefit from.

Lectures and Workshops: March 2022

Note: the Semi-Finalist online training is mandatory for all applicants who wish to be considered for the finals.

Step 4: Submit Assessment Deliverables

(Semi-finalists only)

If you are amongst the selected 40 semi-finalists, you will be requested to submit a few deliverables by the first week of April 2022.

The documents will be reviewed and assessed by C3 experts, who will interview and select 20 finalists by early May 2022 to take part in the final stage of the program.

Step 5: Congratulations!

(Finalists only)

The 20 finalists will receive access to the Finalist online training during the month of May 2022. The training includes:

  • group workshops
  • one-on-one expert support tailored to your enterprise's individual needs
  • networking events with investors

In June 2022 (dates to be confirmed) you will have the opportunity to simulate a board meeting with senior professionals and investors as well as participate in a pitch competition to win:

  • cash prizes
  • media coverage
  • pro-bono support from our blue-chip partners
“To us, C3 became our trusted mentor, advisor and go-back-to reference, building a continuous and ongoing relationship that lasts beyond the program."

Hala Sulaiman
AlRawi Media
“You’ve inspired us to dream bigger, and so the real work to apply everything we have learned begins!"

Diana Wilde
Aurora 50
“Many startups can benefit from C3’s vast knowledge and pleasant learning culture. It certainly feels like a family."

Maxim Haartsen