Miller Center, in partnership with GE Healthymagination, offers an impact-generating opportunity for your growing enterprise. Connect with insightful Silicon Valley executive mentors and learn from the best. Develop a better business model and increase your impact. Through structured online curriculum, you energize, scale up, and move forward with confidence. Programs are cost-free for up to 20 participants.
About you: You are a leader of an existing for-profit, nonprofit, or hybrid enterprise, in operation for two or more years in sub-Saharan Africa. You’re ready to build capacity and unleash your potential.
To apply, you must provide these services:
- You deliver health services directly to mothers and children from pregnancy to pediatric care;
- OR, you provide supportive infrastructure, including water, energy, improved health services to mothers and children;
- OR, you distribute, train, use, or maintain medical equipment; develop products or technologies that improve knowledge and access to care, including telemedicine, mobile technologies, data analysis, or image interpretation; or provide infrastructure services or facilities to mothers and children.
At the W. R. Berkley Innovation Lab, we have a single mission: to nurture entrepreneurial talent at NYU. We elicit, honor and cherish human initiative, creativity, and passion–the essential ingredients for entrepreneuirial success in this new millennium. We’re talking about a way of thinking that surprises the market again and again with exciting, unexpected solutions. The Lab offers a broad array of insights from research, educational programs, acceleration opportunities, and industry-advising services that provide you with the skills you need to discover and execute bold new ideas.
Most American adults are struggling financially. This group is larger than just the “unbanked” or “underbanked.” Many Americans are having difficulty managing their day-to-day financial lives, establishing a cushion for financial resilience, and achieving financial security.
CFSI’s 2016 Financially Underserved Market Size Study found that underserved Americans spent $141 billion in fees and interest to meet their financial needs. New innovation is needed to address this massive market opportunity.
Over the last two challenges, we’ve seen a growing recognition of the need to improve the financial health of Americans. We’ve also seen that innovative solutions can come a variety of sources, solving problems that were once considered too hard, and for customers that many thought were too difficult to reach.
We are accepting applications for our third class of the Financial Solutions Lab, a virtual program which will run from mid-June 2017 through February 2018. If you have a startup or nonprofit that improves the financial health of Americans, you should apply. We look forward to reading your application!
Applications for the 7th edition of the Orange (www.Orange.com) Social Venture Prize in Africa and the Middle East (OSVPAM) are being accepted until 6 June 2017 21:00 GMT. As in previous years, the OSVPAM will be awarded to innovative projects which make use of information and communication technologies to improve living conditions for the peoples of Africa and the Middle East in fields such as health, finance, education and agriculture. New for this 7th edition, the competition will start with a national phase during which each of Orange’s 17 participating subsidiaries will examine projects submitted in its country and will designate three winners.
This year, 17 countries in which we operate will recognize 3 winners, the better to promote the local start-up ecosystem, in addition to the winners at the international level. This is our way of reaffirming our ambition of becoming a major partner, in particular by showcasing innovation that serves people.
Gray Matters Capital (GMC) coLABS is sponsoring a Social Innovation Challenge for Latin America.
We are looking to support early-stage enterprises and innovative pilots testing for-profit models. Pilots may be new start-ups, or new for-profit ventures being developed within existing successful companies or non-profits. We want to take a bet on you and learn alongside you as we develop this innovative venture. These pilots should address the most underserved populations of women and girls in Latin America and should have the potential for large-scale impact on the lives of women.
We can’t wait to be inspired by your work! Thank you for the taking the time to apply and share with promising entrepreneurs in your network!
The SAG-SEED Starter promotes the incubation of new eco-enterprises. Setting up a business is both an exciting and challenging task: Turning an idea into a product or service customers actually want to buy, requires not only a deep-dive into the market, but also business skills and bringing together the right team and partners. Considering all aspect can be challenging, therefore, SEED supports young teams of entrepreneurs with innovative ideas through the SAG-SEED Starter Months.How does it work?
During the application period for the SAG-SEED Starter Months future eco-entrepreneurs form their teams and come up with their business ideas to tackle one of the main challenges in their country. Under expert guidance the selected teams will come together during two workshops to develop and refine their business ideas. The time between the workshops is used for testing the idea on with potential customers and partners. After the Starter Months the teams have proven their concept and are ready to engage partners, funders, and go to the market.
Do you want to set up your own eco-enterprise?
Once the application period for your country is open, you can find all documents you need to apply on this site. Participation is free! You only cover your transport and accomodation expenses.
Come on down for a showcase of epic proportions. New startups competing in the $300K Entrepreneurs Challenge will showcase exciting and game-changing ideas. From novel consumer products and mobile apps to solutions with serious social impact to augmented reality technologies, these ventures will leave you itching to do some market disruption of your own.
You’ll also have a chance to connect with the many alumni, angel investors, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs and industry innovators who attend this exciting event each year.
Wed, February 22, 2017
5:00 PM – 7:30 PM EST
Tisch Hall – Paulson Auditorium
40 West 4th Street
New York, NY 10012
Under the Scaling Off-Grid Energy Grand Challenge for Development, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is announcing a new funding opportunity designed to increase private-sector investment in the household solar market. Under this funding window, USAID will support innovative technology solutions and business models across the household solar value chain in sub-Saharan Africa. USAID may provide up to $4 million in matching funds, with estimated grant awards ranging from $500,000 to $1,500,000. Concept papers will be accepted on a rolling basis between February 2017 and April 30, 2017.
2:1 private investor match
Applicants must demonstrate a financial commitment from a private investor (equity or debt) that is at least twice the funding requested from USAID. For example, under an award, if an investor commits $1 million in funding, USAID could award $500,000. Preference will be given to higher ratios of demonstrated investor commitment to proposed USAID funding.
Innovation and market impact
Applicants should be developing and scaling innovative solutions that will have broad reach across the sub-Saharan household solar market with the potential for high market impact. Note: Companies distributing pico-solar products such as lanterns are not eligible under this announcement.
Company growth stage
Enterprises should be early stage or early-growth stage, with an existing track record in one or more African markets.
Applicant should be operating in one or more markets across sub-Saharan Africa.