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UNICEF StartUp Lab 2024 (up to GHS 32,000)

Feb 3, 2024


UNICEF StartUp Lab 2024 (up to GHS 32,000)


Innovating for children and young people

UNICEF StartUp Lab, launched in 2019, is a six-month accelerator programme for impactful startups and businesses working to advance the Sustainable Development Goals for children and young people.


The programme is led by UNICEF in Ghana, supported by KOICA and implemented by MEST Africa. It provides a unique service by integrating an intense, hands-on business acceleration through wide-reaching technical expertise and systems knowledge in the social sector, led by the UNICEF experts in Education, Health & Nutrition, Social Policy & Protection, WASH (Water, Sanitation & Hygiene), and Child Protection. 


The participants have access to individual mentorship, network of UN System partners, prototyping funding, and many other support mechanisms.


Designed to catalyze growth and innovation, our programme targets impact-driven startups in Ghana with a technology-centric approach. Aligned with UN Sustainable Development Goals, it emphasizes social impact and product development, fostering open-source solutions. Geographically inclusive, it warmly welcomes diverse ventures from all regions of Ghana, with a particular focus on empowering women-led businesses.


Eligibility


    • Your startup has been operational for 1+ year

Your startup is a registered business in Ghana (no NGOs, foundations, or individuals)

Your startup has technology as the core enabler of the business

     • Your startup has a business model with a social impact that addresses at least one of the Sustainable Development Goals

Open-source solutions, or startups that are willing to open-source their solutions, are particularly encouraged to apply

Startups with female founders/co-founders are encouraged to apply.

     • The programme is designed to include startups from all regions of Ghana

Startups related to Health Tech, EdTech, Urban Tech, Climate Action, Fintech and WASH (water, sanitation, and hygiene) are strongly encouraged to apply


How to apply now


Apply Via this link below:


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdnyET8zyYo_ceOHFQuvSlsTB3JRBgzH8QcH30Ap90Pl6pQOA/viewform?usp=send_form