Series of blog posts ”Learning and Funding Resources for Impact Entrepreneurs”, ”Growth Opportunities for Impact Entrepreneurs”
Applications always open/accepted on a rolling basis:
Zinc: seeking 70 entrepreneurial individuals from across the globe to build businesses that will transform the industries that have the most impact on our environmental crisis (apply by 15 July if you need a visa; apply by 29 July to join final Pre-Founder’s Days; 12 August – Apply for final spots open).
WomensNet: giving away at least $30,000 every month in recognition of the diversity of businesses owned by women; must be residents of US/Canada (last day of each month).
SWAN Impact Network: providing funding for impact startup companies on a quarterly cycle.
FoodBytes: accepting startup applications to join its food and agriculture innovation platform (startups selected quarterly).
HATCH: Accelerating sustainable aquaculture (you can register interest in ’22 program).
Katapult: Africa and Ocean Accelerator Programs, aiming to contribute to a transformative, structural change in the food chain (you can join watchlists).
Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship: an accelerator for entrepreneurs working on women’s economic empowerment and/or climate resilience because of your outsized impact on eliminating poverty (accepting applications on a rolling basis).
UpLink: Innovation Portal, inviting to submit your innovation on UpLink as an entry point for your solution to the platform, to engage with the UpLink community, and be the first to hear of upcoming challenges which match the topical issue you are addressing (applications reviewed within 2 weeks).
SEIP: an online incubation program matches quality seeds with the best soil for sprouting.
Grid.Lab: accelerating energy transition and to support all parties involved in the changing energy field in Scandinavia.
MATTER: a membership-based incubator and an accelerator for healthcare startups at all stages of growth by creating access to learning and development opportunities, capital and customers and a dynamic community; Chicago roots and global reach with many of the members from outside the US.
Founders Factory: accelerating exceptional founders solving global problems using technology; the focus programs include Home&Hygiene accelerator.
Baltic Sandbox: Women in Tech, empowering female founders and supporting Women in Tech globally.
Dassault Systèmes: Electro Mobility Accelerator, accelerating successful mobility innovations, while optimizing cost, quality and customer experience, via Cloud or on Premis.
Muellners: LEARN, an online Growth Accelerator for entrepreneur talent to break into social sustainable product engineering.
Solar Impulse Foundation: a challenge for solutions protecting the environment in a profitable way, and bringing them to decision makers to help them adopt more ambitious environmental targets and energy policies.
DART Labs: an accelerator helping the startups working towards healthier humans and a healthier planet from Switzerland and Europe to enter the US market.
The Difference Incubator: accelerator programs designed to help businesses at all stages of growth to set themselves up for long-term sustainability and social or environmental impact across the world.
Big Idea Ventures: food accelerators in New York, Paris, Singapore.
Mulago Foundation: Henry Arnhold Fellowship: finding leaders with promising conservation and climate solutions and helping them design and deliver them at scale.
Mulago Foundation: Rainer Arnhold Fellowship: finding leaders with promising poverty solutions and helping them design and deliver them at scale.
The Female Founders Lab: Pitch Labs for female founders with ideas/ventures impacting society.
Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation: looking for social entrepreneurs with dynamic ideas to provide them with 3 years of unrestricted capital (totaling $300,000) and provide rigorous on-going support by joining their board of directors for the 3 years and partnering with the leader to help them to build capacity in their organization and scale their impact.
July 17th – August 1st:
Empact Ventures in Partnership with Hays: Global Tech for Good Competition for tech startups (pre-seed & seed) and scaleups (Series A & B) in the UK Ireland, Europe, Australia and New Zealand; focus areas: AI for Good, EdTech, HealthTech, MedTech, FoodTech, ClimateTech and FinTech for Good (July 18th).
L’Oréal: Beyond Plastic challenge for sustainable packaging solutions (July 18th).
Because International: inviting impact-driven, product-based entrepreneurs from around the world to apply for the Because Impact 2022 Prize and win a spot in the Fall 2022 Because Accelerator (July 19th).
Spring: IMPACT Startup Visa Accelerator, a 4-month cohort-based virtual program supporting revenue-generating impact businesses scale into North America (July 20th).
Italgas Group: Open Innovation Challenge for the best European innovative and sustainable solution in the energy sector (July 20th).
Startup SG: a deeptech startup pitching competition; the sectors include health & biomedical; envrionment, energy & green technology (July 24th).
Immaterial Future Association & Female Founders: CultTech acceleration program bringing the full power of technology to culture (July 24th).
Hello tomorrow: APAC Challenge for startups working in the following sectors: Digital Health and Medical Devices, Medical Biotech & Pharmaceuticals, Industrial Biotech, Energy, Environment, Food & Agriculture, Urban Sustainability, Mobility among others (July 24th).
BioEconomy Ventures: an accelerator for bioeconomy innovators from Eastern Europe to get funding, access to clients and solutions to market (July 26th).
Story Cube: an online programme covering strategy, sales and storytelling, designed to help ambitious edtech entrepreneurs inspire, pitch and sell with ease (July 29th).
SE Greenhouse: SEG Ideator, a 6 week program designed to help you develop, test, and vet your ideas in a risk-free and supportive environment (July 29th).
AGRF, Heifer International and Generation Africa: Pitch AgriHack, a pitch competition awards cash prizes to youth technology innovators in Africa’s agriculture and food sectors (July 29th).
CPC Hangzhou Municipal Committee and Hangzhou Municipal Government: Hangzhou Innovation & Entrepreneurship Competition for Overseas Talents (July 30th).
Asia Healthcare Innovation Summit: Asia Healthcare Innovation Competition for healthcare startups (July 30th).
Sente: investing in foodtech startups located in Asia, Eastern Europe, Europe, Middle East, North America (July 30th).
Sente: an investment program to support the next generation of industrial, sustainable technologies (July 30th).
Palladium: Challenge Fund, a funding opportunity for impactful and high-quality ways to restore nature and mitigate harm, without greenwashing or double counting; two themes: Measuring the Value of Nature and Jobs for Refugees (July 31st).
PES Latam and TrustLaw: pro-bono legal assistance for LAC social enterprises whose profile is registered on the ES2 Latam platform (July 31st).
IFT: Global Food System Challenge (August 1st).
Big Idea Venture’s in partnership with Informa Markets: a competition for plant-based and/or fermentation-based startup in the meat, seafood or dairy industry based in Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, China, Korea, Japan (August 1st).
Impactlatam: empowering and accelerating impact ventures within LAC (August 1st).
IKEA: MARINE MATERIALS COLLABORATION (August 1st).