Win $15,000 with SDG Impact Accelerator

The SDG Impact Accelerator (SDGia) is a global accelerator built by a multi stakeholder platform focusing on empowering “systems entrepreneurs” and innovators who are providing impact at scale.

It aims to generate market-creating innovations initially for refugee populations and least-developed country (LDC) populations at the second stage.

Participants will receive mentorship from UNDP, UN Technology Bank, governmental institutions, financial and technology experts, and global investors. An equity-free grant of $15,000 will be allocated to the teams accepted to the programme.

Initiatives working on any technology, service or product that offers a solution to a global problem within the realm of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are welcome to apply.

The call is primarily open for teams, but individuals with a proven track record may be accepted as well. You can apply if you fit in one of the definitions below:

  • Founders
  • To-be founders of start-ups at the idea stage
  • Technology developers
  • Teams from R&D institutes and universities
  • NGOs who want to test social business models inside their organisations or build spin-offs

The deadline is on Friday 22nd January 2021.


Main Criteria

Teams who already have a product, traction, or MVP, and those that can implement their product in Bangladesh will be given priority in the selection process.

Find out more here.

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