CARE & T-Hub Social Business Accelerator Program

Building capacity for communities through innovative solutions

Program Introduction

For 75 years, CARE USA has led the way to a better life for the world’s most vulnerable people. CARE aims to save lives, defeat poverty, achieve social justice, and fight for women and girls. This year, CARE and its partners have worked together in 111 countries, reaching more than 174 million people through 1,600 products.

CARE & T-Hub Social Business Accelerator Program is a transformative initiative, empowering startups with the best business practices and essential tools to amplify their impact on a global scale. Through strategic guidance and tailored support, the program empowers startups to build robust Product-Market Fit and Go-To-Market models, ensuring their solutions are not only impactful but also scalable.

The program goes beyond acceleration, guiding startups in raising investments and establishing robust partnerships with research institutions, academia, and development agencies.

Objectives of the Engagement

By fostering collaboration between social enterprises and startups, the program is focused on nurturing, supporting and scaling businesses that will make a tangible impact on the society.

  • Supporting social entrepreneurs to refine ideas and develop sustainable business models
  • Incubating innovations to create a nurturing environment where innovative ideas can thrive
  • Driving social impact in healthcare, education, livelihood, and disaster relief efforts.

Focus Areas

Directing efforts towards solving some of the most pressing challenges in the society

Crisis

CARE works globally on shelter and sustenance of displaced populations, a number exceeding 70 million. Promoting solutions addressing the vulnerability of women and girls in crisis.

food

Food & Water Security

Revolutionising startups tackling critical challenges in sustainable agriculture, livelihood, and nutrition. 

Health

Join CARE’s 2030 goal of empowering 50 million people with right to health and 30 million women with sexual and reproductive health rights. 

education

Education & Economic Empowerment

Empowering startups bridging gaps sustainably in access to quality education in challenging contexts. 

climate

Climate Justice

Be part of CARE's mission in building resilience and securing sustainable livelihoods for a zero-carbon future. 

equality

Gender Equality

Advocating startups dismantling barriers to equal wages, food security, safety and health, and promoting equal opportunities.

Who can Apply?

Proposed Accelerator Framework

1

Identification & Orientation

Startup Selection
Needs Assessment
Orientation and Training
Mentorship



Phase 1
Duration: 2-3 months

2

Acceleration & Growth

Customized Support
Pilot Expansion
Market Validation
Investment Preparedness
Partnership Development


Phase 2
Duration: 9-12 months

3

Scaling & Sustainability

Scaling Strategies & Pathways
Impact Showcase
Social ROI
Financial Models



Phase 3
Duration: 9-12 months

4

Post Acceleration & Long-term Support

Mentorship & Guidance
Access to Resources & Networks
Sustainable Revenue Models
Impact Measurement and Reporting

Phase 4
Duration: 12 months

About CARE

Activation Partner: T-Hub

T-Hub (Technology Hub) is a premier innovation hub and ecosystem enabler based in Hyderabad, India. T-Hub leads India’s pioneering innovation ecosystem and strives to create an impact for startups, corporations, and other ecosystem stakeholders. Its mission is to enable and empower an ecosystem hungry for innovation.

Incorporated in 2015, T-Hub has provided 2000+ national and international startups access to superior technology, talent, mentors, customers, corporates, investors, government agencies, and other innovation ecosystem stakeholders.

T-Hub has elevated innovation for leading national and global corporations, transforming their business models for the better. Collaborating with innovation partners and enablers in Telangana, India and worldwide, T-Hub is building a future-ready innovation ecosystem.

FAQs

The program is open to startups passionate about creating positive social impact in focus areas such as health, education, livelihood, disaster relief, crisis, food and water, equality, and climate. We encourage you to apply if your venture is driven by innovation, scalability, and a commitment to societal change.

The program offers a comprehensive suite of benefits, including scaling opportunities through collaboration with CARE, a Demo Day to showcase your solutions, personalised mentorship from domain experts, immersive workshops, business development services, extensive networking, design-thinking support, and guidance for capital mobilisation.

Our program stands out through its unique collaboration with CARE USA & T-Hub, offering startups unparalleled access to expertise in both social impact and startup incubation. We focus not just on scaling businesses but on creating meaningful societal change.

Startups receive personalized mentorship from domain experts in their respective focus areas. These experts bring extensive experience, providing guidance on business strategy, market fit, and sustainable impact, ensuring startups have the support needed to thrive.

The program is designed to significantly impact specific focus areas. While we encourage startups within these domains, exceptional ventures outside these areas demonstrating a strong social impact focus are also welcome to apply.

Demo Day is your opportunity to showcase your final product or solution in front of the CARE USA group, potential investors, and industry leaders. It provides a platform to garner support, attract investments, and propel your startup to the next level on a global market.

The program will be delivered in a hybrid model. Some physical attendance may be required to get the most from the program and maximise opportunities to meet face to face with the teams, founders and partners involved.

We guide startups in developing robust partnerships with research institutions, academia, and development agencies. Additionally, our program assists in navigating the investment landscape, connecting startups with potential investors to fuel their growth.

We are calling Market-Ready and Revenue-Generating startups to apply for the program. The key criterion is a strong commitment to creating a positive social impact. Our program is designed to support startups at different phases of their journey.

Express Interest for the Program

CARE works globally on shelter and sustenance of displaced populations, a number exceeding 70 million. Promoting solutions addressing the vulnerability of women and girls in crises—natural disasters, armed conflict, and political unrest. We seek innovations in Emergency Services, Logistics, Crisis Communication, Humanitarian aid Tech, Automation Solutions, Predictive and Risk Assessment to provide solutions for health, food, water, equality and livelihoods.

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Revolutionising startups in agriculture, food distribution, nutrition, and water management solutions. Promoting sustainable farming practices, innovative food technologies, and water purification solutions.

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Join CARE’s 2030 goal of empowering 50 million people with right to health and 30 million women with sexual and reproductive health rights. Supporting startups dedicated to global health equity through technology and community engagement. We emphasise on innovative solutions for women and child health in marginalised populations, especially adolescents, including Reproductive Health solutions, Improved Access to Healthcare, and Public Health Emergency Preparedness Systems.

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Empowering startups bridging gaps sustainably in access to quality education in challenging contexts. We seek ventures focusing on Education and Skills Development for marginalized children, especially adolescent girls. Also seeking ventures in Financial Inclusion Services in underserved communities, and Women Entrepreneurship Support.

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Be part of CARE’s mission in building resilience and securing sustainable livelihoods for a zero-carbon future. We seek solutions in 3 critical areas to protect millions at risk: Locally-led adaptation & resilience tech, Ecosystem & nature-based solutions, and Sustainable livelihoods, working with small-scale producers. Innovate to reduce vulnerability to climate change through ecosystem restoration, combating deforestation, green technology solutions, and management tools in the face of climate emergency.

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Advocating startups dismantling barriers to equal wages, food security, safety and health, and promoting equal opportunities. CARE actively supports diverse voices, partnering with social justice movements and fostering solidarity groups, and addressing harmful norms. Calling social impact startups innovating on diversity and inclusion, gender-inclusive education, and equal pay and employment platforms for women/ girls and non-binary individuals.

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