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Apply Now: $2.5 Million for Innovative Social Impact Startup Companies

By Wayan Vota on January 31, 2022

The world needs scaleable ideas to solve some of the greatest challenges facing our planet today, such as poverty, disease, food waste, climate change, pollution, healthcare and mental illness. At the same time, the entrepreneurial mindset is a force of change. It sees the world’s greatest challenges as the world’s greatest opportunities.

$2.5 Million Norrsken Impact Accelerator 2022

The Norrsken Impact Accelerator brings together a global collective of entrepreneurs and investors in Stockholm, Sweden for an 8 week sprint with mentorship from world-class founders who’ve faced the same challenges. The sprint ends with a Demo Day showcasing social impact innovations to 300 top international investors.

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Startups need focus on a Sustainable Development Goal and have the potential to become impact unicorns – companies whose work will positively impact the lives of 1 billion people. Early stage (pre-seed to early-seed) startups should have identified a clear market opportunity and path to market, a MVP, and free-trial users or paying customers from anywhere in the world.

20 innovative early-stage startup companies will receive $125,000 upfront pre-seed investment create and scale innovative solutions to new and old societal and environmental challenges.

Apply Now! Deadline is February 28, 2022

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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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3 Comments to “Apply Now: $2.5 Million for Innovative Social Impact Startup Companies”

  1. Paul Ewi says:

    I am Ewi Paul. I work for a non-profit organization call ” The Environment and Rural Development Foundation. ERuDeF is a Cameroonian leading conservation non-profit organization dedicated to saving rainforests, conserving species, and impacting lives. It seeks to improve food security and income for poor resource farmers through the restoration of agricultural landscapes. ERuDeF has been working for over two decades across Cameroon landscapes and has as core objectives
     To develop priorities and strategies for addressing relevant rural and environmental issues;
     To provide local communities with the means to efficiently manage their natural resources and to alleviate poverty;
     To develop successful and/or potentially successful strategies for mobilizing communities and people to conserve their natural resources;
     To promote women’s role in conservation and development through training and support of women programs;
     To fight against deforestation, land degradation, and desertification;
     To promote alternative sustainable development strategies in rural areas including the development of alternative models of rural financing;

    With this synoptic background about us, I would like to know if and how we can apply for funds to fund the difficult projects we have been running and plan to run. Thank you.

    Ewi Paul.

  2. Mishi alfani mwaringa says:

    Interested to get this grant for my business