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Solve Big Problems (SDG Impact Accelerator)

What’s in it for you?

The SDG Impact Accelerator (SDGia) will provide a cash grant for teams that are at early stages and include them in the international SGDia pre-accelerator.  During the pre-accelerator, teams will have the opportunity to make one field trip to see the problem firsthand through challenge sponsors.

Graduates of the pre-accelerator will be admitted to a mentor-led/partner-backed Impact Accelerator designed by SDGia, and receive additional cash grants to perfect their solutions, test their products in the market with a no strings attached cash award up to 10,000$. The alumni of the SDGia, will be shortlisted for the SDGiaF (SDG Impact Accelerator Fund) for a social  impact investment up to 100,000$. One founder from each team in the pilot cohorts, will also be eligible to be included as guests to showcase their progress and technology in the UN General Assembly in New York at the end of September 2019.

The Big Problems we are looking solutions for:

The Summer ‘19 cohort will focus on two general topics with each one having preferred sub topics led by challenge owners, namely UNDP, Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Eczacıbaşı Holding.

Big Problem 1: Livelihood Opportunities and Access to Basic Services

Big Problem 2: Clean Water and Sanitation

For more information and to apply, please click here.