Applications are open for SDG Impact Accelerator (SDGia) Programme 2021. SDG Impact Accelerator (SDGia) is a global accelerator launched by Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and UNDP in 2018, has opened its second global call for impact entrepreneurs to find innovative solutions for SDG-related complex development challenges. During the second SDGia program, startups will work on products and services in the field of financial inclusion in Bangladesh and digital agriculture in Uganda.
SDGia has introduced a novel approach to startup acceleration thanks to its convening power for private and public stakeholders, with a specific focus on empowering innovative entrepreneurs who are providing impact at scale for low-income groups, the bottom of the pyramid.
SDG Impact Accelerator (SDGia) Programme 2021 has the following benefits
During the acceleration program, teams will receive an equity-free grant of up to $15,000 and in the event that their product or service is selected for implementation in Bangladesh or Uganda, teams may also receive impact investment at the end of the program.
This is an opportunity for startups who would like to be part of a global network that continues supporting them as they work towards the implementation of the SDGs. Along with mentorships from UNDP, UN Technology Bank, governmental institutions, financial and technology experts, and global investors, the teams will be able to create and scale their impact up in the world.
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