Innovations Against Poverty (IAP) Fund applications now open (Cambodia, Ethiopia, Uganda, Zambia)

About this Opportunity Innovations Against Poverty is a specialised fund with the specific mandate to identify and support innovative Inclusive Business models that deliver both commercial benefits for the private sector and developmental benefits for the low-income population while advancing the inclusion and economic empowerment of women and youth. The program is designed for companies which are based, or operate...

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MasterCard Start Path Programme for Startups to Up-Scale (For startups from around the world)

Background The programme partners with startups from around the world to help scale their businesses. The program enables companies to gain access to MasterCard’s global ecosystem and to break new markets through relationships with MasterCard and our customers. Some key features include: 6 month virtual program (take part from your home location) 2 immersion weeks at different cities No upfront equ...

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Apply for the World Summit Awards for Young Innovators

BACKGROUND WSA Young Innovators is a special recognition for young social entrepreneurs under 30 years of age, using ICTs to take action on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). Together with the WSA winners of each year, they are honored as outstanding digital innovation with social impact. ELIGIBILITY Eligible for young citizens of all UN member states, WSA Young Innovators is open to every...

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Apply: The Young Enterprise Scale-Up (YES) Programme for Early Stage Companies in Africa

About the Programme The Young Enterprise Scale-Up (YES) Programme is a unique five (5) year intensive venture support and growth-acceleration program to identify, qualify and scale-up early stage companies in Africa. Participating ventures get access to world-class experience in the areas of leadership and organisational development leading to revenue growth, enterprise support and guidance to growth financing. ...

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Open Innovation Challenge: Implementing a Sustainable ‘African Youth (especially women) Entrepreneurship Online Portal’

Background to the Opportunity UNDP has created an incredible online resource: ‘YAS! Youth for Africa and SDGs’. If implemented innovatively, this online portal can be at the very centre of facilitating the much-needed contribution by African youth towards SDG attainment – but UNDP does not have the financial resources or the expertise to directly implement this portal, ensuring that it is sustainable and r...

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