15 June 2020

UNICEF Funding Opportunity for Blockchain Startups

Deadline: July 26, 2020 **Female-founded start-ups are  encouraged to apply  The UNICEF Innovation Fund is looking to make up to $100K equity-free investments (in USD and/or cryptocurrency) to provide early stage (seed) financing and mentoring to for-profit technology startups that have the potential to benefit humanity.  Applicants have the…, Apply Now, Who we're looking for, We are currently looking to invest in companies developing blockchain-based software solutions. Examples of areas of interest include, but are not limited to: Finance Financing enables individual people to participate in and contribute to various ecosystems. We are seeking solutions that : Enable people to use, earn, and hold cryptocurrencies…, What does the UNICEF Innovation Fund provide?  , Seed funding The Fund provides up to $100,000 in equity-free seed funding, in USD. The investment is intended for prototype testing and validation, and to get it to a stage where the company has proof that the solution works. Crypto funding Selected startups also have the opportunity to receive part of their funding in cryptocurrency. The UNICEF…, How to apply:, Step 1) Check the general eligibility criteria: You must be registered as a private company in a UNICEF programme country; You are working on open source technology solutions or willing to be open-source under the following licenses or their equivalent: BSD, GNU, MIT (software), CERN, MIT, TAPR (hardware), or CC-BY (content); You have an existing…, What happens after your submission?, The submissions deadline is on 11:59 PM ET July 26th, 2020. Only shortlisted companies will be contacted and then requested to submit a more in-depth proposal.   Two young girls working on a laptop *Female-founded start-ups are  encouraged to apply .
01 October 2019

The Journey of Young Change-Makers

What if we gave young people the chance to lead through innovation? In September 2018, more than 800 young innovators from 16 countries around the world joined the Generation Unlimited Youth Challenge to work on solutions that ensure every young person can access the education, skills, and empowerment they need for a better future. After all, they…, Fantastic Four: From detention to decent work in Thailand, Chonlachat (Mac), Pichitchai (Oat), Phanuwat (Ball), and Akarapol (Mee)   Despite having been in juvenile detention, the Fantastic Four have been determined to move on and engage with, produce and contribute to society. “There are millions of young people like us around the world who are repeat offenders because society does not accept us nor…, AndroMeta: Speaking out against bullying in North Macedonia, Danche, Dario, Aleksandra, Matej, and Amra   Joined by the ambition to achieve change in their community, these 5 young people met by chance and ended up winning the Youth Challenge with their idea of crafting an application called SpeakOut. More than a forum where young people can connect to offer and obtain peer-to-peer support, the app can also…, Team Amigo: Bringing Education to remote corners of Zimbabwe, Blessing, Brighton, Simbarashe, and Farayi   This group of young men are friends from university, joined and fueled by a passion to improve access to textbooks and other learning materials for disadvantaged children, even in remote areas. Currently, learning materials are often unavailable or too expensive, and their solution to build a web and…