What is Accelerate Prosperity

Accelerate Prosperity is a new global initiative of Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) in Central and South Asia, with a mandate to create sustainable enterprises through business incubation, enterprise growth acceleration and investment services for startups and existing SGBs. In Pakistan, it is being run under Aga Khan Rural Support Programme.

Access to our programs is competitive. Our mission is to identify and enable the next generation of business leaders, develop enterprises that drive increased employment and inclusive economic growth in areas with insufficient economic opportunities.


Accelerate Prosperity offers holistic programs, that facilitate entrepreneurship development at the grassroots level, as well as investments and technical assistance to start-ups and existing Small and Growing Businesses (SGBs). We solicit innovative and high-impact business ideas, as well as existing SGBs with significant potential for growth, and facilitate them through a spectrum of products and services.

Entry to our programs is highly competitive and only a select-number of start-ups and existing SGBs are shortlisted every year for support.

Pre-Incubation Services

that inspire and create entrepreneurs that can identify a business opportunity and create a viable business model to exploit it

Incubation Services

that help entrepreneurs develop a startup to exploit their business idea

Acceleration Services

that help existing business scale and become lead enterprises in their market segments and provides tailored pre-and post-investment mentorship and technical assistance (TA) to existing SGBs

Investment Services

that provide investment to SGBs and pitch selected-businesses to various local and national investors

Commercial Services

that undertake market assessment and feasibility studies for public and private sector organizations

Subscription Services

Accelerate Prosperity provides need based subscription services to interested parties that want to setup, expand and/or invest in businesses in areas where economic opportunities remain insufficient.

Market Research

provides updated demographic and market data for setting up new business or expand existing new business into new areas.

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Investment Matchmaking

allows potential investors to review profiles for start-ups and existing SGBs looking for investment

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