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Apply Now: $1 Million Cisco Technology for Good Startup Funding

By Wayan Vota on January 11, 2021

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A new generation of entrepreneurs are using emerging innovations like the Internet of Things (IoT) and digital technologies to connect devices and data in tech-enabled solutions and services that can enable economic development. These solutions can scale potential social impact, societal benefit, and environmental change.

$1 Million for Technology for Good Ideas

The 2021 Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge has a $1 million USD prize pool for startup funding spread across 20 different awards. These prizes are for new business ideas that leverage technology for social impact from early-stage entrepreneurs around the world.

Sign Up Now for more Startup Funding

Early-stage projects should be beyond the concept stage, but which have not yet generated over $1M USD in revenue. Applicants may be nonprofit or for-profit business entities. Three key ICT4D startup funding prize categories include:

  • $50,000 Ethical AI Prize for a startup designing artificial intelligence in an inherently ethical manner so that the solution addresses social, environmental, or technological challenges.
  • $50,000 Digital Inclusivity Prize for a startup using technology to ensure that no one is left behind, and that underserved communities are enabled to thrive in an increasingly digital word.
  • $50,000 Pandemic Response Prize for a startup responding to the pandemic with an innovative technology solution that accelerates COVID-19 digital response.

Apply Now! Deadline is January 29, 2021

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Wayan Vota co-founded ICTworks. He also co-founded Technology Salon, MERL Tech, ICTforAg, ICT4Djobs, ICT4Drinks, JadedAid, Kurante, OLPC News and a few other things. Opinions expressed here are his own and do not reflect the position of his employer, any of its entities, or any ICTWorks sponsor.
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5 Comments to “Apply Now: $1 Million Cisco Technology for Good Startup Funding”

  1. Computer science research

  2. Jamac Isack says:

    Can we apply to this program from Somalia?

  3. ochira paul says:

    is it for business technology