Scale X Design Accelerator

Save the Date!

Put the 2018 Scale X Design events on your calendar now. Atlanta, GA – February 1, 2018. Silicon Valley, CA – February 9, 2018.

Now Accepting Applications

CARE announces the open application period for the second cohort of the Scale X Design (SXD) Accelerator and Challenge (formerly known as the Impact Accelerator and Challenge). CARE’s Scale X Design Accelerator is a learning program that arms development practitioners with new skills, mentorship and resources they need to go from idea to impact. CARE’s Scale X Design Challenge is an event that brings together leading social entrepreneurs, investors, corporate executives and development practitioners for collaborative workshops and a final pitch competition to celebrate the innovations presented by the SXD Accelerator teams. Challenge winners will receive cash awards and dedicated support from within and outside CARE to work on taking their proven interventions to scale for larger impact.

Applications for this year’s Scale X Design Accelerator and Challenge will be accepted until March 24, 2017

  • We invite you to submit your application in Arabic, English, French, Spanish or Portuguese.
  • Applications will be reviewed, and finalists announced by May 2017
  • Finalists will participate remotely in the Scale X Design Accelerator program from April 2017 – Fall 2018
  • Finalists will be flown to the US for an intensive bootcamp to prepare their final presentations for a panel of external judges
  • Three winning teams will receive 150,000 USD each, and dedicated support from within and outside of CARE to take their proven interventions to greater scale
  • All finalists and winners will receive support to take their intervention to scale

Have questions?  Contact Also read through FAQ page which will be updated as questions come in so please check back for updates! 

Webinar Information Session Recordings:

Thanks to everyone who participated in the All-Staff Scale X Design Accelerator WebEx in December. If you weren't able to attend, listen to the recording below. Also find a schedule of upcoming WebEx Information Sessions to answer key questions on the Accelerator, Challenge, and application process this month.