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  • Remote - 1 Day
    Tuesday
    July 25
    2017

    Application Deadline: World Bank AgriTech Challenge

    The World Bank AgriTech Challenge, powered by Nest, is the region’s first open innovation programme focused on agribusiness.

    We’re calling everyone from trailblazing startups and industry veterans to visionary teams from universities to apply*. This is your opportunity to build an actionable solution that could transform agriculture in Kenya!

    Facilitated by the World Bank and Nest, selected teams will work closely with one of the region’s leading agribusiness companies to conceptualize, co-develop and prototype a product to alleviate acute challenges in the Kenyan agribusiness value chain.

    * Note: The programme is open only to Kenya-based teams

    Applications close July 25, 2017. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so the sooner you submit the better!

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  • Remote - 1 Day
    Friday
    June 23
    2017

    Nomination Deadline: GSG Impact Summit 2017

    The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE), in partnership with the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment (GSG), an independent multilateral catalyzing impact investment and entrepreneurship, is seeking to honor three impact entrepreneurs under 30 years of age.

    Winners will be recognized at the inaugural Millennial Honors at GSG Impact Summit 2017 in Chicago, July 10-11 before 400 Impact leaders from 30+ countries.. Winners will be flown to Chicago to receive the honors from Sir Ronald Cohen, chair of the GSG. The travel costs for Millennial Scholars will be supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. 

    We are inviting applications for the 2017 GSG Millennial Honors fulfilling the following criteria:

    • The honorees must be no more than 30 years of age on June 30. In case of co-founders, one of the co-founders must meet this age criteria.
    • The honorees must have founded and incorporated a social or environmental impact venture, either as a for-profit (i.e., profit with purpose) company, non-profits, co-operative or as other legal forms no later than June 30, 2015.
    • Impact ventures qualified to apply must be at least two years old, have experienced significant revenue and/or earned fees growth, and must demonstrate measurable impact, scalability, and sustainability.


    All nominations must be received by Friday, June 23, 2017 at 23:59 EST.

    Learn more and submit your nomination.

    ANDE will manage the adjudication and award process. ANDE members are encouraged to apply, but membership is not a requirement to win.

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  • Mumbai, IN - 1 Day
    Monday
    July 10
    2017

    Toilet Accelerator: India Edition

    Are you a business delivering sanitation solutions to people in lack of access, whether working in toilet innovations & service models, circular economy waste management models, mobile, digital or e-health applications?

    The Toilet Accelerator India Edition challenge calls for applications from businesses that are addressing the most challenging water and sanitation issues in the country.

    Top 3 winners will be announced at the 9th Sankalp Global Summit from 6-8 December, 2017 in Mumbai. In addition to receiving prize money, the winners will enter the 2018 Accelerator cohort of the Swiss-based Toilet Board Coalition. The value of the Toilet Accelerator Programme is estimated at USD 100,000 worth of expert mentorship and support, which will be provided by the Toilet Board Coalition.

    APPLY HERE

    Challenge open until 10 July, 2017.

    The Toilet Board Coalition brings together experts from business, investment, and the global sanitation community through our platform to cross-fertilise experiences, innovate at all levels, and catalyse the growth of profitable sanitation businesses that deliver sanitation to all. The Toilet Accelerator is a corporate accelerator program to facilitate private sector engagement and mentorship to sanitation businesses and entrepreneurs serving low-income markets. For more information on the Toilet Board Coalition,
    please visit the website.

    Sankalp Forum is one of the largest platforms promoting innovation and entrepreneurship in emerging markets and building the ecosystem for business-led inclusive development. Over the past nine years, Sankalp has showcased over 400 sustainable enterprises across India, Africa and Southeast Asia, enabled 500+ mentoring connections and facilitated over USD 240Mn of equity investments.

    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us by contacting
    Claire Balbo: balbo@toiletboard.org.

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  • Online - 1 Day
    Thursday
    June 15
    2017

    Last Day of Voting for SOCAP Open

    SOCAP Open is a public forum where diverse voices come together for dynamic conversation to advance social capital markets. It is our invitation to you to share your best programming ideas with our conference team and the SOCAP community, and to add your perspective to the mix. After the submission period, all ideas are voted on by the general public and reviewed by an advisory panel of experts.

    Selected session leaders then develop their content and present it during the SOCAP conference in San Francisco. SOCAP17 will include interactive sessions, panel discussions, workshops, and storytelling opportunities. We invite you to add your unique voice to the conversation by submitting your session idea.

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  • Online - 1 Day
    Wednesday
    June 14
    2017

    Submissions Deadline for SOCAP Open

    SOCAP Open is a public forum where diverse voices come together for dynamic conversation to advance social capital markets. It is our invitation to you to share your best programming ideas with our conference team and the SOCAP community, and to add your perspective to the mix. After the submission period, all ideas are voted on by the general public and reviewed by an advisory panel of experts.

    Selected session leaders then develop their content and present it during the SOCAP conference in San Francisco. SOCAP17 will include interactive sessions, panel discussions, workshops, and storytelling opportunities. We invite you to add your unique voice to the conversation by submitting your session idea.

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  • Nairobi, Kenya - 2 Days
    Monday
    May 22
    2017

    Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation 2017 – Final

    Tuesday 23 May, 4.00pm – 9.00pm (open to all)

    Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation 2017 – Final

    The 2017 Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation final will take place at a celebratory evening event on 23 May. Finalists from a group of 16 talented entrepreneurs will pitch their projects to the audience and the judging panel during the event. You will have the chance to vote for your favourite and see the winner be announced following the judges’ final decision. More opportunities to network will follow as the event draws to a close.

    Talented entrepreneurs from across sub-Saharan Africa will be exhibiting their innovations and the next winner of the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation will be selected on the night!

    The Africa Prize is generously supported by The Shell Centenary Scholarship Fund, The UK Government’s Global Challenges Research Fund, Consolidated Contractors Company, ConcoPhillips and the Mo Ibrahim Foundation.

    Please confirm your attendance by registering for a ticket.

    #AfricaPrize

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  • Singapore - 1 Day
    Sunday
    May 14
    2017

    DBS-NUS Social Venture Challenge Asia

    Do you run a sustainable social venture, or have an innovate idea that can improve the world around you? Here is that chance for you to shine. Apply to the DBS-NUS Social Venture Challenge Asia, and get the boost you need to develop your idea or enterprise to its full potential.

    • Over S$150,000 in prize money for top entries
    • Network with industry experts and impact funders
    • Learn from experienced mentors
    • Connect with fellow Asian change makers
    • Access the resources of our corporate partners
    • Count on continued support from the organisers

    Apply online at socialventurechallenge.asia

     

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  • Apply Online - 1 Day
    Monday
    May 22
    2017

    European Microfinance Award “Microfinance for Housing”

    The European Microfinance Award 2017 “Microfinance for Housing” is intended to highlight the role of microfinance in supporting access to better quality residential housing for low income, vulnerable and excluded groups, with no or limited access to housing finance in the mainstream sector.

    The prize of €100,000 will be presented on 30th November 2017 during the European Microfinance Week in Luxembourg

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