Practical Insights on Start Up

Apply Now: $25,000 for Your Technology Nonprofit Startup

Apply Now: $25,000 for Your Technology Nonprofit Startup

Published on: Sep 19 2022 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Technology nonprofits look like typical tech startups—they build tech products—and have selected a nonprofit structure because they are building for impact...
Apply Now: $250,000 for Climate Technology Startup Companies

Apply Now: $250,000 for Climate Technology Startup Companies

Published on: Sep 12 2022 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Entrepreneurs are hammering out innovations in every corner of the world, and many projects show great promise in combating climate change. Sensor technology can...
Apply Now: $50,000 for Your African Technology Startup

Apply Now: $50,000 for Your African Technology Startup

Published on: Aug 08 2022 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
 Emerging technology startup companies at the pre-seed or seed stage (operating for less than two years and currently generating income) usually need to raise...
Apply Now: $120,000 for African Financial Technology Startup Companies

Apply Now: $120,000 for African Financial Technology Startup Companies

Published on: Aug 01 2022 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
Across the African continent, new financial technology (fintech) companies are driving a inclusion revolution. More people in more countries are moving from cash-based...
Apply Now: $50,000 for Your Last Mile Mobile Money Startup Idea

Apply Now: $50,000 for Your Last Mile Mobile Money Startup Idea

Published on: Jun 20 2022 by Wayan Vota - 4 Comments
Thoughtfully designed digital financial services such as better access to working capital, on/off ramps from physical to digital and cryptocurrency solutions, affordable...
Apply Now: $75,000 for African Digital Innovation Startup Companies

Apply Now: $75,000 for African Digital Innovation Startup Companies

Published on: Jun 06 2022 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
Small and medium-sized businesses are key to digital innovation in African countries. They are creating tomorrow’s solutions today: accelerating digitally...
6 Ways You Can Win More Grant Funding and Startup Investments

6 Ways You Can Win More Grant Funding and Startup Investments

Published on: May 30 2022 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on 6 Ways You Can Win More Grant Funding and Startup Investments
At the Global Digital Development Forum, I led a discussion on how we can fund locally-led digital development organizations. Our goal was to explore questions...
5 Things Humanitarian Innovators Can Learn From the Private Sector

5 Things Humanitarian Innovators Can Learn From the Private Sector

Published on: Feb 17 2022 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 5 Things Humanitarian Innovators Can Learn From the Private Sector
While simplified stories of success from the private sector are often unhelpful for humanitarian innovators, there are things that we can learn from entrepreneurial...
4 Things Humanitarian Innovators Need to Unlearn From the Private Sector

4 Things Humanitarian Innovators Need to Unlearn From the Private Sector

Published on: Feb 16 2022 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
As most of us in the humanitarian sector would recognise, the idea that NGO leaders are less savvy than their private sector counterparts does not ring true....
Apply Now: $2.5 Million for Innovative Social Impact Startup Companies

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

Published on: Jan 31 2022 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
 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,...