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2019 UNICEF Funding Opportunity for Tech Startups

2019 UNICEF Funding Opportunity for Tech Startups

Worldwide On going

OPPORTUNITY DETAILS

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Host Country
Deadline
On going
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Opportunity type
Opportunity funding
Full funding
Eligible Countries
This opportunity is destined for all countries
Eligible Region
All Regions

Benefits

  • Seed funding: The Fund provides USD 50 — USD 90,000 in equity-free seed funding. The money is intended for prototype testing and validation, and to get it to a stage where the company has proof that the solution works.
  • Product and technology development: Selected startups will receive technical assistance from the UNICEF Ventures team to help validate and improve their solutions.
  • Business Growth: The Fund taps into a network of mentors who help startup teams develop their business model and strategy to grow their company and ultimately profit.
  • Data networks and platforms: UNICEF Ventures has a dedicated Data Science team hosting and sharing data platforms, and with access to corporate partnerships and use cases that selected start-ups can benefit from.
  • Maximize impact: As the world’s leading organization for children, UNICEF has a network of experts and partners across its Country Offices who can provide geographically localized advice and partnerships needed to reach more users.

Eligibilities

To be eligible:

  • Applicants must be registered as a private company in a UNICEF program country.
  • Be working on open source technology solutions or willing to be open-source under the following licenses or their equivalent: BSD (software), CERN (hardware), or CC-BY (content).
  • Must have an existing prototype of the solution with promising results from initial pilots.
  • Applicants’ solution should have the potential to positively impact the lives of children.
Eligible Regions: Multiple Regions.

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