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The Apolitical Foundation Accelerator

The only global launch pad for non-partisan political leadership incubators.

Growing the non-partisan movement updating representative political leadership.

As our flagship program, the Apolitical Foundation Accelerator collaborates with political entrepreneurs to establish non-partisan political leadership incubators (PLIs). These PLIs are crucial in guiding the new, diverse, and reform-minded people we need into politics.


To date, the Apolitical Foundation has helped launch seven PLIs serving 25 countries.

Contact Us

anna@apolitical.foundation

Our 2023/24 Cohort

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Founders We’ve Helped

Proxima Geracao, Portugal

Unity, Caucusus

Alma Civica, Paraguay

Co-founder

Ricardo Marvão



Education Coordinator Tekla Gagoshidze


Executive Director Olgui Caballero

What We Offer

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6 months of technical and personal support

on a range of topics including fundraising.

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A cohort of supportive and like-minded peers.

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Membership to the PLEN, comprised of 70+ organizations

supporting effective political leadership.

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Online courses and guidance

in the form of a PLI Navigator, Apolitical’s policy courses and the PLE Atlas.

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Meetings with experts

from political campaigning and political leadership incubators.

How We Work With Founders

Founders

PLI founders are hand selected for annual cohorts following a rigorous application process. Founders hail from all over the world.

Teams

Founders join the Accelerator in teams and innovate in their local context while contributing to a global movement.

After the Accelerator

Accelerated PLIs are founded from their countries or regions’ grassroots, are completely independent and do not share an operational relationship with the Apolitical Foundation.

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Upon graduation, PLIs join the Apolitical Foundation-convened Political Leadership Entrepreneur Network (PLEN): a global community of 70+ organizations cultivating effective political leadership.

Join Us!

Are you a political entrepreneur interested in democratic innovation, political reforms and a non-partisan approach? Apply to be a part of our next cohort.


The Apolitical Foundation Accelerator runs September through February. The next application period opens in May 2024. Please contact Anna for an initial discussion: anna@apolitical.foundation.