SDG IMPACT ACCELERATOR OPENS ITS SECOND GLOBAL CALL FOR STARTUPS
Application deadline for both calls is January 22nd, 2021.
THE CALL IS OPEN TO TEAMS FROM ALL AROUND THE WORLD!
Do you have a solution which has the potential to support especially least-developed country (LDC) populations?
Are you looking for funding to develop your Minimum-Viable-Product (MVP) or improve your existing product?
Do you have an innovative idea or product you want to launch or scale-up?
Are you ready to implement or test your solution with the support of local institutions and additional investment?
Receive up to $15K equity-free cash, access SDGia’s global network, implement your solution with local support
UN Sustainable Development Goals are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030. The SDG Impact Accelerator (SDGia) is a global accelerator built by a multi-stakeholder platform focusing on empowering entrepreneurs and innovators who are providing impact at scale. The Program is led by the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, UNDP Turkey, and United Nations Technology Bank for LDCs with the support of government institutions of Uganda.
SDGia will address the digital agriculture challenge in Uganda focusing on ‘world with zero hunger’ (SDG2) which requires more productive, efficient, sustainable, inclusive, transparent and resilient food systems. Another goal of the program is “Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure” (SDG9) which focuses on building resilient infrastructure, promoting sustainable industrialization and fostering innovation at agriculture. The program aims at urgent transformation of the current agri-food systems with innovative solutions after COVID-19 from global and local entrepreneurs.
UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030. The SDG Impact Accelerator (SDGia) is a global accelerator built by a multi-stakeholder platform focusing on empowering entrepreneurs and innovators who are providing impact at scale. The Program is led by the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, UNDP Turkey, and United Nations Technology Bank for LDCs with the support of government institutions of Bangladesh.
Financial inclusion is a critical enabler of 8 SDGs focusing on eradicating poverty (SDG 1); ending hunger, achieving food security and promoting sustainable agriculture (SDG 2); profiting health and well-being (SDG 3); achieving gender equality and economic empowerment of women (SDG 5); promoting economic growth and jobs (SDG 8); supporting industry, innovation, and infrastructure (SDG 9); reducing inequality (SDG 10) ; and strengthening the means of implementation (SDG 17). The program aims an urgent transformation of the current financial system with innovative solutions after COVID-19 from global and local entrepreneurs.
WHY JOIN THE SDGIA
WHEN YOU ARE SELECTED TO THE PROGRAM, YOU WILL
Be part of a global network which will support you as you work towards the SDGs and create your impact in the world
Receive equity-free grant of $15,000 when you get accepted to the Accelerator Program
Receive mentorship from UNDP, UN Technology Bank, governmental institutions, financial and technology experts, and global investors
Receive impact investment at the end of the program if your idea or product is selected for implementation
WHAT THEY OFFER
EQUITY FREE CASH The teams that successfully complete pre-acceleration and are accepted to the accelerator program will be granted cash up to $15K and in-kind support. NETWORK SDGia’s global and local support network with its strong partners covers a wide range of organizations willing to support you during and beyond the program. MENTORING Building a sustainable business requires many functions to operate together. SDGia program is designed to have mentors support your specific needs while you grow your business. IMPACT CAPITAL The SDGia is building an impact fund to be allocated to the accelerator graduates. An investment offer up to up to $100K could be made available to the successful graduates of the accelerator. FIELD VISITS Adapting a product to a specific market requires frequent contact and clear understanding between the solver and the beneficiaries. Physical or not, SDGia takes you closer to the field for understanding the users and meeting with the main actors. IMPLEMENTATION SDGia focuses on getting your project live on the field. We make targeted introductions to make the process smoother and continue supporting you during the implementation