Building a better future for the next 100 years.
The program is focused on solving sustainability challenges for AB InBev and the world. When AB InBev came up with the idea to run an accelerator, they turned to Highline Beta to make it happen. We became a key partner for the now award-winning 100+ Accelerator, helping AB InBev design, build, launch and run the program.
Learn more by visiting the AB InBev 100+ Sustainability Accelerator website.
“Highline Beta has been with us every step of the way with the design, defining challenges, selecting startups and more. There wouldn’t be a 100+ Accelerator without Highline Beta.“– Maisie Devine, Managing Partner 100+ Accelerator
Key Program Details
Challenge Based: The program runs several challenges for each cohort with a broad focus on climate action, circular packaging, smart agriculture and water stewardship.
Six-month program: The milestone-based program runs for 6 months and culminates in a Demo Day for AB InBev employees, external partners, investors and more.
Global Reach: Over 30 startups have participated from 16 countries, with pilots being executed in Asia, South America, Europe, Africa and North America.
Coaching and Mentorship: We provide active mentorship in partnership with AB InBev and other external NGOs, domain experts and investors.
Brand Building: Marketing efforts are put behind supporting the startups through social channels and PR, which also helps AB InBev generate brand awareness for their sustainability efforts.
Investment: AB InBev provides up to $100k for startups to execute pilots, with the potential for further investment. Highline Beta has invested in one startup through the program, BanQu.
Read the Case Study
Our case study with AB InBev describes the process by which the 100+ Accelerator was designed, launched and executed over two cohorts.
The case study describes how each aspect of the program operated, including: programming, mentorship, marketing, pilot design and more.
Based on the success of the program so far, AB InBev believes that they will generate savings up to $80M per year by 2025, with over 50% of the startups continuing to work with AB InBev beyond the program.
Additionally, startups in the program have gone on to raise over $200M in financing.
Finally, startups have worked with over 10 AB InBev brands, generating considerable media attention for everyone involved.