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Collaborating for a better world

In 2018, the 100+ Accelerator was launched to support the achievement of the UN SDGs and exponentially to fuel the growth of startups developing critical sustainability solutions. The program is co-sponsored by Anheuser-Busch InBev, Coca-Cola, Colgate-Palmolive, and Unilever. Through this partnership, four of the largest consumer goods companies in the world open up their supply chains and leverage their teams to work with startups to maximize collective impact.

By funding up to 100K USD per startup pilot, the partners test and validate each solution to then scale and transform their global supply chains. Such collaborative partnerships allow industries to work together using their scale, resources, and purchasing power to fuel sustainable innovation. The 100+ Accelerator has accelerated 148 companies in 38 countries.

148 Startups

from 38 countries have participated


and remote training from key experts and mentors

Up To $100K

for pilot implementation

Demo Day

with world-class investors

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  • May 2024 Applications Open - Cohort 6

    May 2024

    Applications Open - Cohort 6


  • July 2024 Applications Close - Cohort 6

    July 2024

    Applications Close - Cohort 6


  • Q4 2024 Demo Day - Cohort 5

    Q4 2024

    Demo Day - Cohort 5


  • Q1 2025 Cohort 6 Companies Announced

    Q1 2025

    Cohort 6 Companies Announced

    Thank you to all applicants!

    For those selected, congratulations, and welcome to the team!

  • 2025 Kick-off - Cohort 6


    Kick-off - Cohort 6

    Join us for the program kick-off

  • 2025 Program and Pilot implementation - Cohort 6


    Program and Pilot implementation - Cohort 6

    6-months of remote program structured to accelerate your company in addition to a pilot of up to $100k upon selection.


  • 2025 Demo Day - Cohort 6


    Demo Day - Cohort 6

    Selected startups present their solutions to investors, corporate leaders, and key stakeholders.

Current Challenges

The 100+ Accelerator has worked with its corporate partners to identify the thorniest sustainability challenges in their supply chains. Do you have a potential solution? Check out the list below to see if you qualify. If you prove the viability of your solution through the pilot phase of the 100+ program, you may end up with one (or more!) new corporate clients.

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Circular Economy




Help close the loop and create a circular global economy where waste is eliminated, resources continually circulated and nature regenerated.




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Water Stewardship




Help optimize the full water process across business operations and help improve water quality and availability in the surrounding communities to build a more water-secure world. 




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Sustainable Agriculture




Help farmers produce sustainable and regenerative high yielding, high quality crops by leveraging science, technology and financing.




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Climate Action




Help supply chains reach net zero carbon emissions by finding affordable technologies to decarbonize our value chains. 




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Inclusive Growth




Help us create economic prosperity across the entire value chain.





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Help us protect, renew, and grow the biodiversity of all ecosystems to sustain life on Earth, and maintain the foundation of our supply chains and businesses.




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Health and Wellness




Help us increase the well-being of our people, consumers, and communities so they can fully participate in social, cultural, and recreational activities. 




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Corona Plastic Free Challenge




The Corona Plastic-Free Challenge is an opportunity for passionate entrepreneurs from across the globe to help us find new ideas or technologies that can become new standards for reducing or eliminating plastic from the consumer goods industry. No one company or person can solve this kind of challenge alone, so we’re looking for partners who are inspired by our vision and want to work together toward a more sustainable future. Reinforcing its commitment to finding sustainable technologies to protect nature, Corona will offer 100,000 USD per startup to build and scale innovative solutions for plastics reduction through the 100+ Accelerator.




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Coca-Cola Refill.Reuse.Refresh

Coca-Cola has a diverse portfolio of beverages that caters to the changing tastes of consumers worldwide and is committed to expanding its business responsibly and sustainably. The company believes it has a responsibility to help curb climate change and address global packaging waste, aiming to revolutionize the smart beverage dispensing landscape by developing a dispenser ecosystem that integrates cutting-edge dispensers with reusable and refillable bottles. This will provide consumers and customers with unparalleled convenience.


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The 100+ Partnership

AB InBev, The Coca-Cola Company, Colgate-Palmolive and Unilever joined in a unique partnership to fund and pilot sustainable innovation in supply chains. The 100+ Accelerator offers size and scale to passionate entrepreneurs to help them solve pressing global challenges and bring their solutions to market faster. The 100+ Accelerator provides an opportunity to come together to accelerate the world's progress toward sustainable solutions and to do business the right way, not the easy way.

This partnership is an opportunity to come together to accelerate progress for a more sustainable world, even as each company continues to strive for their independent sustainability goals.

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  • Our goals by 2025:
  • Smart Agriculture: 100% of our direct farmers will be skilled, connected, and financially empowered.
  • Water Stewardship: 100% of our communities in high-stress areas will have measurably improved water availability and quality.
  • Circular Packaging: 100% of our product will be in packaging that is returnable or made from majority recycled content.
  • Climate Action: 100% of our purchased electricity will be from renewable sources and we will have a 25% reduction in CO2 emissions across our value chain.
The Coca-Cola Company
  • A World Without Waste: We aim to collect and recycle a bottle or can for every one we sell and make 100% of our packaging recyclable.
  • Returning 100%+ of water used in our drinks: We are water balanced and working to increase water security where we operate, source ingredients and touch people's lives.
  • Reducing our carbon footprint: We set a target to reduce our carbon emissions 25% by 2030 from a 2015 base year.
  • Sustainable Packaging: Our goal is to recover every bottle or can that is sold to recycle and reuse, no matter the size, shape or material.
  • Design Sustainable Products: We will innovate our products to help our consumers live more sustainable lives. We will improve the environmental footprint of all products we market and develop.
  • Eliminate Plastic Waste: We will design and deliver zero plastic waste solutions for all Colgate-Palmolive products. We will eliminate one third of our New Plastics by 2025, and we will cut by half the amount of toothbrush plastic waste by 2025.
  • Accelerate Action on Climate Change: We will reach net zero carbon emissions across our growing business, including our own operations, suppliers and consumers. We will achieve net zero carbon in our operations by 2040 and 100% renewable electricity for our global operations by 2030.
  • Lead with Zero Waste Facilities: We will operate high-efficient, low-impact, zero waste facilities and achieve 100% zero waste operations.
  • Conserve Water: We will ensure water resilience across our value chain, protecting ecosystems and supporting water access. We will achieve net zero water at our manufacturing sites in water stressed areas by 2025, and all by 2030.
  • Drive Sustainable Sourcing: We will engage all our key suppliers to source sustainably and strive for net zero deforestation, prioritizing palm and soy.
  • The Unilever 2030 Sustainability Goals:
  • Climate Action: - Net zero emissions from all our products (from sourcing to point of sale) by 2039 - Halve greenhouse gas impact of our products across the lifecycle by 2030 - Zero emissions in our operations by 2030 - Replace fossil-fuel derived carbon with renewable or recycled carbon in all our cleaning and laundry products by 2030 - Share the carbon footprint of every product we sell
  • Protect and Regenerate Nature: - Deforestation-free supply chain by 2023 (palm oil, paper and board, tea, soy and cocoa) - Responsible and sustainable sourcing of all our key crops and commodities by 2030 - Empower farmers and smallholders to protect and regenerate farm environments - Implement water stewardship programes in 100 locations in water-stressed areas by 2030 - 100% of our ingredients will be biodegradable by 2030
  • Waste-free World: - By 2025 we will halve the amount of virgin plastic we use in our packaging - By 2025 we will increase the recycled plastic material content in our packaging to 25% - Help collect and process more plastic packaging than we sell by 2025 - By 2025 all of our plastic packaging will be designed to be fully reusable, recyclable or compostable - By 2025 we will halve food waste in our operations - Maintain zero non-hazardous waste to landfill in our factories
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