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:
- 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.
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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