In 2015 the United Nations agreed on the SDG’s, 17 targets to be achieved by the year 2030. Under the light of these Global Goals, small ventures in developing countries are encouraged to create business models that will have a positive impact on their communities and their countries. Accelerate2030, created in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme and the ImpactHub network is a star-up acceleration program focused on scaling ventures in the achievement of the SDGs. Highlighting the importance of entrepreneurship, Accelerate2030 provides the necessary tools and support to finalists from 17 countries by selecting the most promising ventures to take part in a 9 month scaling programme.
This year out of 324 applications, Whole Surplus from Turkey is among 10 businesses that has been selected as a national finalist. Whole Surplus is a B2B Food Surplus Management System, which aims to maximise donation of surplus foods to food banks with “food for people” priority and to maximise the tax break for retailers through donations. Their ambition is to minimise waste at the source by additionally providing data analytics.
Along with the other finalists, Whole Surplus will have the chance to represent Turkey at the Social Good Summit in Geneva this October, where they will receive support provided by experts in order to enhance access to strategic partnerships, finance for growth and global visibility.