ygap believes that the best way to address poverty and disadvantage is to back local entrepreneurs who intimately understand the complex problems in their community, and have innovative solutions to those problems. We run accelerator programs that support the growth of these local impact ventures. The purpose of our programs is to help refine and scale these ventures, so that they can increase the impact that they are having in their community. Our uniqueness comes from our specialisation in early-stage ventures and supporting those ventures who are deemed too risky and challenging for traditional programs to support. We employ a team of local experts to deliver the work. Our program is structured around four key needs for early-stage impact ventures: capacity-building of leadership team, tailored business support, providing access to networks, and access to funding.