2022 Sanitation Economy Accelerator

Since 2016 the Toilet Board Coalition’s accelerator program has been supporting entrepreneurs with bespoke mentorship, partnership and the visibility to scale their sanitation economy businesses.

More than toilets alone, they look for commercially viable businesses across the sanitation economies – including innovative sanitary-ware infrastructure, products & service providers; toilet resource collection, treatment and transformation, and digital applications for sanitation and preventative healthcare.

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Established in 2015, The Toilet Board Coalition (TBC) is a business-led membership organisation driving private sector engagement in SDG6.2. They facilitate large-small company partnerships, public-private collaboration and run a business accelerator for SGBs (small & growing businesses) to contribute to universal access to sustainable sanitation products & services.

Over half the world currently does not have access to safe sanitation, meaning they have a dirty unsafe toilet or no toilet at all, their waste is left exposed and untreated, and disease can run rampant. Sanitation systems have long been considered an expensive public responsibility; however, this misconception is strongly linked to outdated technologies and approaches.


  • 12 months in-kind business support
    Hands-on mentoring tailored to your needs and the challenges facing your business
  • Access to capital
    Upon graduation from the Accelerator (capital from TBC members and TBC investor network based on investment readiness)
  • Partnership brokering & brand building
    Through affiliation with TBC member corporate, NGO and institutional brands
  • Membership to the Toilet Board Coalition
    Ongoing engagement and investment opportunities with the Coalition following graduation
  • Access to global and local mentors
    Business experts from leading multinational companies – sales, marketing, supply chain, financial planning, etc and technical experts from leading companies and stakeholders – research & development, engineering, IT, mobile, etc
  • A business intelligence toolkit
    Consumer insights study; social & environmental audit; and financial analysis


The accelerator is seeking to work with businesses that meet the following criteria:

  • Emerging & Frontier Markets

The target market includes populations most at risk in Asia, Africa & Latin America.

  • Scalable

The business is positioned to deliver sanitation at scale and is connected to the full value chain of sanitation service delivery

  • Innovative/ Replicable ​

A product offering that is aspirational for its target market and provides an improved solution to the market and/or product offering that is proven and replicable

  • Market Based ​

Commercially viable businesses, at every point in the sanitation value chain, delivering sanitation to those without access, profitably

Eligible Regions: Open for all.

Application Process

Apply online through the given link.

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Application Deadline: April 15, 2021

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