Action Accelerator – How to participate

Overview | How to Participate | What to Expect

There are three ways to participate in the Action Accelerator:

Idea Caption
You have an existing SDG initiative with a problem to solve

Project Contributor
You want to lend your smarts to an initiative that achieves an SDG

Executive Mentor
You want to use your senior experience to help others achieve


Action Accelerator is hosted at Enactus World Cup, which is an invitation-only event. Registration to the Action Accelerator is embedded into Enactus World Cup registration. To secure an invitation to Enactus World Cup, please share your contact information below, and we will follow up with an invitation and registration details. For more information, contact your Enactus country organization, One Young World or your Circle of Young Intrapreneurs chapter.

Initiative Selection

Only those who can prove their attendance to the Action Accelerator can submit an initiative.

You may submit your intrapreneurial or entrepreneurial initiative to be hacked at the Action Accelerator during the registration process. The applications will be screened by the Action Accelerator team and you will be informed prior to Enactus World Cup.

You will be judged on:

IMPACT: Those who achieve both breadth and depth of impact will be scored higher. This can be in regards to social and/or environmental impact.

SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS MODEL: Truly sustainable initiatives that will generate revenue, have long-term demand, and require diminishing external inputs.

SCALABILITY: Ability for initiative to have impact beyond just one country or customer; the financial model must allow the initiative to be scaled.


Mentors will be paired with initiatives prior to the event. They will advise and facilitate the teams during the hacking portion of the event.

After the event, mentors will maintain at least quarterly contact with Idea Captains for one year.