Calling all innovators to build a better future with us

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Join our Social Impact Accelerator program, where BCG X—the tech build and design unit of BCG—offers a full team of tech, design, and business talent to accelerate your impact.

We don’t take equity, and it’s free. Learn more about the annual application process below.

The 2024 Social Impact Accelerator is open for applications!

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Who is this program for?

Innovators, entrepreneurs, and leaders from start-ups, corporations, and NGOs

We invite those who want to make a positive impact in this world but need additional expertise and the resources to do so. We are looking for initiatives that have already taken the first steps and looked deeply into the domain in which they operate.

Selection criteria


  • Your initiative addresses our central theme. Last year's theme was building a resilient future for people and the planet.
  • You identified an opportunity to generate measurable impact in line with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.


  • You have a team of at least 2 members who are committed full time.
  • You can show expertise to implement and grow your project.


  • You are willing to work jointly with BCG X in an agile way.
  • You demonstrate a clear match between your needs and BCG X talent and methodology.
  • You are able to work—remotely or face-to-face—together with teams located in one of the European BCG X hubs (Berlin, London, Paris) even if you are not based in these cities.

Our themes for 2024


Mental wellbeing and health


Innovative water solutions for sustainable communities


Sustaining life in the sea and on Earth

What the program offers

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Dedicated multidisciplinary team

Work closely for 8 weeks–12 weeks alongside our full-time expert BCG X team of 5 people–10 people, whose expertise ranges from design to engineering and business.

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Expert advisory

Take advantage of our experience in product and venture building. Work side-by-side with senior leaders who use their deep expertise, across industries and sectors, to enable innovation.

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Network and exposure

Get connected with corporate partners, industry experts, and investors while gaining exposure through our marketing activities.

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Workspace—if you need it

Join us with your team at one of our hubs in Berlin, London, or Paris, and access our infrastructure and tools—or work with us remotely if that suits you best.

Application process overview

Step 1

Submit your application

Tell us about your social initiative by filling out the application form. Add a short video to introduce your team, so we can get to know you better. We want to know why this is important to you, society, and the planet.
Step 2

Work with a coach to fine-tune

The top 10 initiatives will have the opportunity to be reviewed in a bigger group to fine-tune their pitch. We will pair you with a dedicated coach from BCG X to help.
Step 3

Pitch your initiative to the entire BCG X team across EMESA

Top initiatives will be invited to pitch to the full BCG X team across Europe, Middle East, South America, and Africa (EMESA). We then tally the votes internally and decide the best-fitting 2-3 initiatives.
Step 4

Align on desired outcomes

After the announcement of the winner, we will closely align on the desired outcome, timeline, and staffing of the program to make sure that the team can kick off as soon as possible.
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