$1,000 COVID-19 Response Fund For Startups


To help address the challenges facing the business community, StartupXs has launched a COVID-19 Response Fund for startups and social enterprises. The $1,000 prize will help early-stage startups and social enterprises adapt to the pandemic.

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Opportunity for new startups


StartupXs is an online hub where startups and social enterprises grow together. It provides access to funding, events, and tools that help your startup grow and succeed. Information provided varies from tips for upgrading your fundraising strategy to resource guides with step-by-step outlines. StartupXs also provides access to online and in-house training and a database of opportunities.

By 31 August 2020, StartupXs will select one winner who will receive the payment of $1,000. Priority is given to early-stage and growth-stage startups launching an innovative product or idea.  Any taxes are the responsibility of the recipient. StartupXs will use the winner’s name and submission for purposes of marketing.

The deadline for the submission is 31 July 2020.

Main criteria

  • Participation is open to any startup and social enterprise in any country unless prohibited by local or United States law
  • Participation requires registration of an email address, city, and country. Information collected will be used to determine the identity and eligibility of participants and their submissions
  • Selection will be based on the information provided about the business and the budget proposal outline
  • Online application must be submitted in English before the deadline

Photo: Shutterstock / Edited by: Martina Advaney

Find out more about this and other available grants and scholarships.

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