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Center for Sustainable Finance and Private Wealth

ACCELERATE: The Impact Investing Program for Entrepreneurs

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Founders and entrepreneurs have the unique opportunity to develop creative solutions to global challenges as they become investors. Even if their goals and values are clear, the questions remain:

    How to allocate financial and non-financial resources to make a meaningful impact?
    - How to manage wealth and who to trust for advice to achieve this impact?
    How to scale impact by building an ecosystem geared towards change?


ACCELERATE: The Impact Investing Program for Entrepreneurs is the first of its kind to support self-made wealth owners in finding answers to the pressing questions related to the whys, hows, whats, and whos of impact investing.

The program by Katapult Foundation, BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt, and CSP, is globally unique in design and purpose and rooted in science and practice, providing founders and entrepreneurs with the knowledge, tools, peer networks, and expert support they need to deploy capital for impact. The training is organized by leaders in impact investing, philanthropy, and ecosystem building and managed within a university setting, ensuring a trusted environment free from conflicts of interest.

Training participants are...

    Ultra high-net-worth founders and entrepreneurs
    Facing a recent or upcoming liquidity event
    Highly dedicated to impacting global challenges
    Eager to engage in co-creative process and pave the way for future participants

Find out about the program here (external page)
The program will run from October-November 2023 and includes one in-person module and one virtual module, with flexible independent and group work in-between, supported by mentors. Meet your mentors here

✔ Impact Theory of Change
✔ Finance and Wealth Management
✔ Impact Measurement and Management
✔ Impact Investing Technical Skills
✔ Impact Beyond Investing
✔ Building Community


Important Dates and Rates

Applications open now through September 15th. Registration rates are as follows:

Early-bird rate - register by April 30th: $5,000
Register by July 31st: $5,500
Register by September 15th: $6,250

Module 1: October 3rd-6th at the Sloan School of Management, Massachussets Institute of Technology (MIT), Boston, MA, USA. 

Module 2: November 16th-17th, Online.

Alumni Program
Stay in contact with CSP and your cohort after graduating from the program through various events and opportunities:

    Invitation to program partners events
    In-person events/meetups
    Working group support
    Opportunities to mentor future participants

Information and Sign-Up
To find out if the program is for you, and to register, please reach out to Erin Duddy at

Do you want to further your impact journey?

Our Personal Development Program developed for wealth owner program participants and alumni builds on the impact of our trainings by supporting personal transformation. Learn more about this program here.