Under the KOICA-UNICEF Accelerating Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Ghana Project, UNICEF StartUp Lab is now accepting submissions for its third cohort.
All qualified applicants will get training, mentoring, and prototype financing during the six-month program to support the expansion and impact of their companies. They will also have the chance to become a Digital Public Good recognized by the UN.
Ghanaian social impact entrepreneurs that are passionate about using technology to apply.
With the help of collaborations between UNICEF and KOICA, UNICEF StartUp Lab offers a distinctive offering by fusing company incubation with extensive technical know-how and systems understanding in the social sector.
The StartUp Lab strives to improve the commercial, technological, and communication abilities of the participating entrepreneurs and offer guidance on how well their tech-driven, social-impact solutions suit the product-problem fit.
Through intense boot camps in Accra known as Work Weeks, as well as incubation held at partner hubs, mentorship, and online learning sessions, it offers businesses a six-month curriculum.
The UNICEF StartUp Lab is an incubator for innovative companies that are advancing the SDGs for children and youth. UNICEF in Ghana is in charge of the initiative, which is sponsored by KOICA and carried out by MEST Africa.
You will engage with UNICEF and KOICA program specialists while taking part in the program, and you will learn about the supporting resources offered by UN organizations.
By taking part in the UNICEF StartUp Lab, you can make sure that your impact-driven company is in line with the demands of current development efforts and have access to networks that may help you in your endeavors.
The “KOICA-UNICEF Accelerating Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Ghana Project” provides funding for the UNICEF StartUp Lab.
- Your startup has been running for more than a year.
- In Ghana, your startup is a legally operating company (no NGOs, foundations, or individuals)
- Technology is the primary facilitator of your startup’s operations.
- One or more of the Sustainable Development Goals are addressed by the business model of your startup.
- Startups that offer open-source solutions or are prepared to share their solutions are especially encouraged to apply
- Applications from startups with female founders or co-founders are encouraged.
- Startups from various areas of Ghana are intended to participate in the program.
- Prototyping Funding
- Access to UNICEF & KOICA experts
- Improved Product-Social Impact fit
- Hands-on business acceleration
- Digital Public Good registration track
- AWS credits, dev support, and more
For more details visit https://unicefstartuplab.org