Acceleration Program
Advance the solar tech startups in agri-fishery market
What is Switch To Solar Acceleration Program?
A 6-month long program that supports solar tech-innovative entrepreneurs in the agriculture or fishery market to scale up and grow their businesses.
How Does It Work?
The program is split into four stages:
Jun, 2022
Jun, 2022
Application Closed

Eligibility & Requirements
  • A startup or established business with at least one founder with Cambodian nationality.
  • The business concept, technology or model must be related to agriculture/fisheries using solar as the core product value.
  • Having a finished final product.
  • Having ongoing sales and existing customers.
Aug - Oct, 2022
Aug - Oct, 2022
A 3-months online application opened from June-August 2022, receiving 33 applications and 12 were shortlisted to enter the validation phase for further assessment.
Oct - Nov, 2022
Oct - Nov, 2022
The validation contained of 2 intensive training and mentoring sessions. The shortlisted team got to explore Business Model Canvas, Organisation Diagram, Financial projection, and Pitch Deck for final evaluation.
Nov, 2022 - Jan, 2023
Nov, 2022 - Jan, 2023
Pitch & Selection
Final selection

Taken place in December 2022 with three outstanding judges who have been working in supporting ventures in Cambodia –People In Need Cambodia, Mekong Inclusive Venture, and Sevea Consulting.

7 Startups selected to join the SWITCH to Solar Acceleration 2023.
Jan - Jul, 2023
Jan - Jul, 2023
  • Monthly Intensive Trainings (Seven Modules)
  • Masterclasses
  • Fortnightly and Ad-hoc Coaching and Mentoring
  • Matching with Private Impact Investors
  • Team Building Workshop
Aug , 2023
Aug , 2023
Final Pitch
Aug - Dec, 2023
Aug - Dec, 2023
Additional Supports
Ongoing Support and Mentoring
Acceleration Progress
  • Monthly Intensive Trainings
    Seven Modules
  • Masterclass
  • Fortnightly and Ad-hoc Coaching and Mentoring
  • Meet and Match with Financial Intermediaries
Meet Our Mentors
  • Ian Jones
    CEO, Mekong Inclusive Venture
    Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Impact ventures

  • Vansonita Men
    Senior Consultant & Project Manager, Sevea
    Business development, SMEs, Energy, WASH, and agriculture sectors
  • Boleap Born
    Senior Project Coordinator/Business Advisor, Sevea
    Startup, Business development, Agriculture and Clean energy
  • Khim Bun
    Project Manager, Agile Development Group
    Social enterprise, Design thinking, Development

Meet Our Startup Teams
Feel free to contact us.
This SWITCH to Solar Startup Program is part of the SWITCH to Solar project, funded by the European Union (EU) through the SWITCH-Asia Programme and the Czech Republic through the Czech Development Agency (CzDA).
Khmer Enterprise provides seed investment grants in this Incubation Program under KE mandate to support the agriculture sector and use of solar.