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Weekly Digest #23 – Pitch Sessions, Competitions, Incubators, Accelerators, Funding Opportunities for Impactpreneurs (August 2-16)

Weekly Digests (upcoming deadlines for impactpreneurs: programs, fellowships, challenges, pitch events, bootcamps, incubators, accelerators, funding opportunities)

Latest digests & Resources for your impact startup opportunities

Impact Investing Platforms & 600+ Global, Regional and National Impact Investors

Series of blog posts ”Learning and Funding Resources for Impact Entrepreneurs”, ”Growth Opportunities for Impact Entrepreneurs”

Applications open / No specific deadline:

Franchise impact business opportunities @ShopDonation

Startups for All: EPIC!, Startups for All’s new trusted community for purpose-driven founders, knowledge workers, and product folx from historically excluded, marginalized, othered and underrepresented populations (rolling, open enrollment with complementary access through the 15th and last day of each month).

AI for Good Innovation Factory: Monthly Pitching Sessions and Follow-up Accelerating Programs to help start-ups grow and scale their innovative AI-powered and SDG-driven solutions, by providing them with opportunities of business matchmaking, mentoring, fundraising and more.

Omdena: AI Incubator, the only AI development program in the world exclusively for startups and impact ventures (next available start date: July 21st).

Good Pitch Summit: an opportunity for the owners of established purpose-driven businesses (the event takes place on October 11th).

Global Good Awards: rewarding businesses, NGOs, charities and social enterprises from all over the world and of all sizes from micro to multi-nationals, for doing good globally (you can register interest for 2023).

Ashden: accelerating climate innovation, helping businesses, charities, governments and others power up their impact in the UK and low-income nations (you can register for 2023).

XPRIZE: Carbon Removal, a four-year global competition for innovators and teams from anywhere on the planet to create and demonstrate solutions that can pull carbon dioxide directly from the atmosphere or oceans ultimately scaling massively to gigaton levels, locking away CO2 permanently in an environmentally benign way (applications accepted through Earth Day 2025).

Brinc: empowering founders who are solving some of the world’s most pressing challenges through new technology-based solutions: alternative protein, agritech, cleantech&sustainability, healthcare (you can register interest).

NESsT: a funding opportunity for social entrepreneurs with enterprises at the validate (i.e. sales exist but do not sustain the enterprise) and prepare-to-scale stages (i.e. sales sustain initial operations but not growth) from Central and Eastern Europe or South America.

The Eco-Business Growth Club: The EBGC Business Incubator, 12 workshop modules to develop solid and essential business foundations, plus more than 30 other training modules on all social media, Pinterest, Wellness, operations (available on demand).

SUBAK: looking for ambitious nonprofit organisations that focus on creating scalable and measurable climate impact; eligibility: Europe-based ventures (you can register your interest for the next cohort).

Climatebase: a climate career accelerator for the most talented, mission-driven members of the Climatebase community.

Connecting Dreams Foundation: Global Changemaker Fellowship, a 10-month advancement program intended to interface and develop a pipeline of social change leaders who are focused on handling challenges in their local communities.

Miller Centre for Social Entrepreneurship: Women’s Economic Empowerment Accelerator for entrepreneurs working on women’s economic empowerment and/or climate resilience because of your outsized impact on eliminating poverty.

Global Innovation Fund: accepts applications working in any sector in any developing country on a rolling basis with no deadlines or rounds of funding.

One10: Activate and Amplify virtual accelerator, enabling purpose-driven people to shape and scale startups for positive social and environmental impact.

Transformational Business Network: Business Continuity and Recovery (BCR), an intense 6-month program and mindset-shifting experience, with personalised support from experienced entrepreneurs, investors, content experts and powerful business tools; geography: Kenya and Uganda.

Kindle VC: mentorship (incubator/accelerator) and EIR support for startups in US and India; the focus sectors include agritech and social impact.

Catalyst Fund: Inclusive Fintech Accelerator, supporting early-stage innovators in emerging markets who are building affordable, appropriate and accessible inclusive fintech solutions designed for the world’s 3 billion underserved.

HortiHeroes: startup programs for food & flower startups.

StartLife: accelerating food & agtech startups with lasting impact in Europe (pre-applications open).

ygap: finding, accelerating and supporting the growth of impact ventures led by local entrepreneurs around the world who deeply understand the unique challenges of their communities and are best placed to develop solutions; locations: you can apply in Kenya, South Africa and Australia.

Upcoming deadlines (August 2-16):

SE Greenhouse: Practical tools, networks and resources to validate your idea, understand your customer, and formalize your growth strategies from fundraising to social impact measurement (August 2d).

3Vectores: Diseño de Negocios de Impacto, a training program for entrepreneurs, intraperenteres, consultants and agents of change, who seek to generate skills for the business design for a New Economy (August 2d).

SE Greenhouse: guiding you through the basics to launch your social enterprise (August 3d).

SAP y Socialab: Social Innomarathon para desafiar a startups o empresas de impacto con un modelo B2B, tecnología e impacto socio ambiental en Latinoamérica a abordar problemáticas alineadas a la educación, el trabajo y la alfabetización digital cómo también a la acción climática y la economía circular (August 3d). 

Imagine H2O Asia: connecting global startups to new markets, partners, and pilot support from Singapore hub (August 5th).

Village Capital and MetLife Foundation: ADAPT-Social Innovation for a More Resilient Future, an accelerator for impact-driven startups developing bold solutions that enable equity, democratize access, and strengthen communities and individuals in the face of climate change, inequality, and other challenges to individual and community wellbeing (August 5th).

Tech2Impact: a 5-month virtual program aiming to support founders from the EMEA region with becoming investment-ready, finding the right investor, and scaling positive impact (August 5th).

Conscious Venture Lab: giving mission-driven businesses the funding, exposure, and guidance to thrive and have an impact (August 6th).

Huawei: Spark Ignite Global Startup Competition, calling for ambitious growth startups (at least Seed stage), with existing commercially available products/services to showcase your innovation to address one of the categories (incl.sustainability) and partner with a leading global brand (August 7th).

Techstars: inviting and encouraging EV startups from around the world to drive innovation (August 8th).

UNICEF, World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Médecins Sans Frontières, Amnesty International: Reimagining Fundraising (Worldwide), an Open Innovation Challenge to Submit Fundraising Solutions and to Get Seed Funding & Work With 12 International NGOs (August 8th).

Swarovski Foundation: Creatives for Our Future, a global mentorship and grant program designed with advisor the United Nations Office for Partnerships to identify and accelerate the next generation of creative leaders in sustainable development (August 8th).

Westerwelle Foundation: Young Founders Program, a 6-month fellowship offering founders in Asia, Africa, and Latin America 1:1 mentorship, expert sessions, and access to a global network of entrepreneurs and supporters (August 9th).

PES Latam: “The First Latam Impact Unicorn Generation”, a program to help some of Latam’s most promising and fast-growing impact ventures become the first ‘Latam Impact Unicorns’ (August 9th).

Baker Hughes: Energy Ideas Generation Program focused on energy-related technologies (August 9th).

VERBUND X: looking for start-ups that want to shape the future of energy and infrastructure (August 10th).

ILO and IsDB: Youth Green Skills Accelerator Challenge Call, inviting youth-led organizations, networks or coalitions based in the IsDB – ILO common member States to propose new and innovative ideas and solutions that equip youths (15-35 years old) living in the IsDB – ILO common member States with the competencies required for supporting a just transition in their communities (August 12th).

Zinc: Venture Builder (Environment) Co-Founder (August 12th).

The Coaching Fellowship: Unlock Your Leadership Program,designed to increase the leadership capacity of the next generation of women leaders in social and environmental change (August  12th).

InnovX-BCR: an accelerator for innovative tech solutions from Eastern Europe to set up a scalable product and discover new markets (August 12th).

InnovX-BCR: fueling the next generation of Innovators and Venture Capital Funds in CEE (August 12th).

Zinc: Venture Builder (Environment) Co-Founder (August 12th).

Sociedade Ponto Verde: re_source, a digital open innovation program focused on circular economy, and digital disruption of packaging waste (August 12th).

The Journey: Open Innovation Program for energy transition startups (August 14th).

Huawei: Global Startup Competition with Sustainability as one of the focus sectors (August 14th).

She Loves Tech: Global Startup Competition, looking for early-stage women-led and women-impact startups (August 14th for Asia rounds and September 12th for the rest of the world).

For ClimateTech: a global call for applications to source and develop the most impactful and equitable solutions in ClimateTech (August 15th).

EY: Entrepreneurial Winning Women, identifying ambitious women entrepreneurs and providing them with advice, resources and access to unlock their full potential (August 15th).

Brinc: FoodTech Accelerator for global startups developing processes to fix the broken food system (August 15th).

HerMeNow: an accelerator designed for women-led social enterprises focusing on building impactful solutions in culture, mindset, and education, this program is almost entirely remote and online and so accessible to companies across MENA + Africa, including Armenia (August 16th).

Sharjah Research Technology and Innovation Park: Advanced Industry Accelerator (SAIA) is designed to assist local and regional entrepreneurs as well as global start-ups to grow their startups to access the advanced industry landscape across the region to pilot and scale their solutions globally; the focus areas include energy and water technologies, environmental analysis and sustainable economy (August 16th).

Stay tuned on Linkedin and Twitter for more useful resources and updates on online programs, fellowships, awards, competitions, incubators, accelerators.

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