A collaboration between the Philanthropy Asia Alliance (PAA) and the Centre for Impact Investing and Practices (CIIP), The Amplifier aims to address Asia’s sustainable development challenges by catalysing philanthropic capital, mobilising collective action, and forging new pathways to create positive impact.
The Amplifier is underpinned by partnerships from key impact actors from across the industry. It will bring together a network of philanthropists, investors, industry practitioners, and global standard setters who prioritise collaboration.
The 12-month programme will offer start-ups commercial opportunities, mentorship, access to professional services (including business and legal advisory), digital tools, physical facilities (such as co-working spaces and wet labs), and other foundational services to super-charge their growth and overcome the so called ‘valley of death’ faced by many early-stage ventures.
Bridging the Gap
Opportunity exists for Asia to grow into the burgeoning global impact market, with huge need for impact in Asia given. There is significant potential in Asia, with technology as a critical enabler and increasing capital interest from high net worth individuals who believe they can tackle societal issue through investing.
Impact start-ups in Asia often face the “valley of death”, and the understanding of impact practices is still nascent in the region. As such, over 12 months, The Amplifier will provide the critical support needed for these startups to thrive.
Our Value Proposition
How it Works
The mentor-mentee relationship is at the core of The Amplifier. Amongst other critical offerings, mentees will receive hands-on, practical guidance from their mentors, while mentors get the opportunity to gain early exposure to innovative solutions that may address their own problem statements.
The mechanics of The Amplifier is illustrated below.
The Amplifier employs a ‘whole-of-ecosystem’ approach to support impact innovators to scale. We are grateful to our partners who are working closely with us to bring this programme to life.
2024 Cohort Theme: Climate & Nature
Mentees for the 2024 Amplifier cohort will need to fall under any of the following sub-themes.
Call for Partners
The success of The Amplifier is underpinned by support from organisations and individuals driven to make a difference by contributing their expertise, influence, and resources to help companies scale their impact in Asia. One can partner with the Amplifier by becoming a funder, a mentor, and/or a reference client by piloting or trialling our mentees’ products and/or services.
Call for Submissions
Submissions to be a mentee will be screened based on these four main criteria:
Calls for submission will begin in late October 2023, after which there will be a screening and evaluation process. The final cohort will be selected by April 2024. More information about how to submit will be shared here in due course.
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