The Taboo Accelerator

About sex, death and all the things we're not supposed to talk about.

Well, we won't talk about them, we'll build businesses that'll do the speaking for us!

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"Remember to imagine and craft the worlds you cannot live without, just as you dismantle the ones you cannot live within."

Ruha Benjamin


Open Your Eyes

At Impact Shakers, our values include braveness and defiance, this taboo accelerator was bound to happen sooner or later!

We feel the world would be a much better place if we wouldn't take ourselves to seriously, and be able to talk about anything with each other in a respectful way. Some of the life's most important things are still covered in a layer of hush. We're here to open conversations and build businesses that help to tackle some of the complex issues which remain unsolved under this cover of darkness. 

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Some of our topics

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Find allies, expand your knowledge and grow together with other value driven entrepreneurs in our online impact entrepreneurship community. 

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We invest in and develop impact ventures
together with founders who beat the odds before and will do so again in the future.

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Discover online resources and learning options. We collaborate with impact ecosystem partners on webinar series and online courses. We organise roundtables and provide tools, support and insights. 


Revenue Based Agreements

Together with partners, we create experimental entrepreneurship programmes. We work with underserved communities, tackle complex societal challenges and explore new educational methods to help more diverse audiences to start using entrepreneurship as a problem solving method.


"Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it"

Maya Angelou

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The Programme

Impact businesses create ripples that change millions of lives.

It is time to celebrate those who make it their mission to empower as many people as possible to contribute to, and share in the benefits of, sustainable economic growth.

12 awards, inspired by the 12 domains in the social foundation of the doughnut economic model. This first edition is focused on Europe, but new regions will follow soon!


Your team

Why Impact Shakers?

Why are doing good and making money so adversarial?


Impact Shakers City Guide: Lisbon with Cristina Almeida

Highlights of the Lisbon Impact Ecosystem


How to 'do doughnut economics' as an entrepreneur?

Why we chose the doughnut framework for the Impact Shakers Awards.


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