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Resources for your global&regional impact startup programs search

Applications now open (no specific deadline):

Visa Foundation and Village Capital: Greentech Europe 2022 initiative, a new project dedicated to supporting gender diverse ventures creating sustainable economic, environmental and social solutions across Europe (the program will launch in November).

Food Tech Matters: bringing together the investor, start-up and industry community (the event takes place on November 29-30).

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

ProVeg Incubator: supporting pioneering companies that are developing disruptive alternatives to animal-based products and services.

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.

MovingWorlds: S-GRID, New Social Enterprise Support Program, helping social enterprises build revenue partnerships with the corporate sector to become more integrated into global value chains.

FoodBytes: a digital and physical discovery program that connects the best and brightest startups with corporates and investors through structured mentor sessions, one-on-one corporate and investor meetings, and more, culminating in a live pitch competition.

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).

leAD Sports & Health Tech Academy: accelerators in Berlin and Lake Nona, supporting and growing early-stage sports & health tech startups globally.  

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 fill out Expression of Interest form for the ’22 cohort in Australia.

Accepted on a rolling basis for ‘22:

Story Cube: free online sprints for edtech entrepreneurs covering strategy, sales and storytelling, designed to help ambitious edtech entrepreneurs inspire, pitch and sell with ease.

HATCH: Accelerating Sustainable Aquaculture; location: require teams to visit their three office locations during the program (Hawaii, Norway and Singapore).

SPRING: IMPACT Startup Visa Accelerator for purpose-driven entrepreneurs seeking to anchor their business in Canada (the next cohort kicking off in January 2022).

Omdena: AI Incubator, the only AI development program in the world exclusively for startups and impact ventures (next available start date: February 17th, ‘22).

The Future of Sports, The Future of Medicine and Attention FWD: Forces Of Change Awards, honoring innovators who are making an impact and shaping the future (food, sport, health, other).

EIT Food: supporting innovative impactful agrifood entrepreneurs and startups to deliver new food innovations and businesses across Europe (incubator, accelerator, scaleup program).

GROW: Southeast Asia’s first dedicated agrifoodtech pre-accelerator and accelerator with an impact focus; onsite and online format for startups from anywhere.

Upcoming deadlines (December 2-12):

SVG Ventures: THRIVE LATAM CHALLENGE, selected Latin American startups for an opportunity to pitch their solutions before an audience of top agricultural leaders, investors, and entrepreneurs (December 3d).

DB mindbox: 4th Future of Operations & Maintenance 2022 program – Weather resilience open call (Weather Analytics for train stations; Infrastructure Alerter for Flooding Counteraction; Combined solutions) (December 5th).

BlueInvest Africa: Call for Pitchers, providing an opportunity to put forward the African know-how and local skills, business projects and initiatives; eligibility: African Small Micro and Medium-sized businesses (December 5th).

Impact Hubs Accra, Lagos and Kigali, with GrowthAfrica and partnering with Make-IT in Africa: Deep Dive Africa programme aiming to connect 40 investment-ready startups from Ghana, Nigeria, Rwanda, and Kenya (10 per country) to investors from across the globe (December 5th).

MIT Enterprise Forum (MITEF) Pan Arab and MITEF Saudi Arabia: MITEF Startup Competition, enabling entrepreneurs and promoting an ecosystem of innovation and entrepreneurship in Saudi Arabia and the Arab world, with the slogan “Empowering Today. Transforming Tomorrow”; three different tracks: Ideas, Startups and Social Entrepreneurship (December 6th).

JX Nippon Mining & Metals: Innovation challenge for the Next Generation; themes to tackle: Advanced materials to support lives and lifestyles, Technologies to facilitate materials development, Circular economy and decarbonization (December 6th).

Startupbootcamp: digital 3-month accelerators for high-growth tech startups; the sectors include sustainability, decarbonization, energy, cyber security (December 6th).

Startup Wise Guys: Sustainability Accelerator, meant for B2B AgriTech, FoodTech, MedTech, EdTech, SexTech, Smart city, Mobility, Energy, and Supply Chain startups with solid and passionate teams, global ambitions, and the power to execute; online and offsite format for startups from anywhere (December 8th).

Milken Institute: Milken-Motsepe Innovation Prize program, a series of multi-year, multimillion-dollar prize competitions for technological solutions that accelerate progress towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with a spotlight on Africa (December 8th).

New Ventures: I3 LATAM Accelerator for innovative social entrepreneurs in Latin America (December 10th).

Salesforce, run in partnership with supporting partners Alix Partners, Fundación Avina, Global Shapers Auckland, Global Shapers Port of Spain Hub, UNHCR, VillageCapital:  Climate Justice Challenge, aiming to support and uplift communities that are most impacted by climate change by scaling bold environmental, socio-economic solutions (December 12th).

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