The Growth Accelerator is developed and delivered by an international consortium of partners which combines the best from different worlds. The local anchor partner mHub brings pioneering local insights, network and experience with early stage startups. This is paired with the extensive acceleration experience brought in by the African accelerator GrowthAfrica. Lastly the Malawi focused Dutch impact investment company Accesserator provides potential matching financing to the participants. The implementing partners are supported by UNDP Malawi and the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Malawi.

For more details about the partners:

mHub: is Malawi’s first innovation hub and incubator for emerging entrepreneurs with co-working spaces in Lilongwe and Blantyre. The hub is a social enterprise that nurtures young innovators and entrepreneurs with technical and business skills to create sustainable business solutions. The hub has trained over 8,000 youths with digital and entrepreneurship skills. It incubates 15 emerging entrepreneurs. For more info:

GrowthAfrica: A leading African business and impact accelerator. Founded in 2002, headquartered in Nairobi and offices in Kampala, Addis Ababa and Lusaka. To date GrowthAfrica has run 14 acceleration programmes. It has assisted 152 ventures (293 entrepreneurs) in Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia resulting in 2,200 jobs and 8,600 income generating opportunities. Entrepreneurs and experience span across industries. For more info:

Accesserator, a Dutch impact investor for startups in Malawi and potential other Sub Saharan countries, with a registered address at Zonstraat 91, 3581 MR Utrecht, the Netherlands. For more info:


For more information on the supporting organisations:

UNDP Malawi: Collaborates with Malawi Government to contribute to the economic growth, sustainable environmental management, and democratic governance and accountability in the country. For more info: WEBLINK

The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Malawi: Is responsible for official and diplomatic relations between the two countries, as well as overseeing development cooperation between Norway and Malawi. For more info: WEBLINK