Tag Archives: Start-up

The Edith M Ellis 1985 Charitable Trust: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to give one-off grants, time-limited support and seed money for start-up projects.

Funding brief: The Edith M Ellis 1985 Charitable Trust likes to give one-off grants, time-limited support and seed money for start-up projects. What purposes are grants given for? ● One-off grants ● Time limited support ● Seed money for start up projects Categories for Grant Giving ● Quaker work and witness ● Peace-building and conflict resolution ● Interfaith and ecumenical understanding […]

Swiss Re Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Entrepreneurs for Resilience Award’ to recognize entrepreneurial initiatives that take innovative approaches to building resilient societies and realizing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Funding brief: The Swiss Re Foundation Entrepreneurs for Resilience Award recognizes entrepreneurial initiatives that take innovative approaches to building resilient societies and realizing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. While resilience is the core theme of this annual programme, its specific focus changes from year to year. Our 2019 award will focus on innovative solutions […]

Start Up Energy Transition (SET): Inviting applications for ‘SET Award 2019: Call for applications for top innovators in the energy transition’ from start-ups around the world to present their business ideas.

Funding brief: The SET initiative invites start-ups around the world to present their business ideas. The international ‘Start Up Energy Transition’ (SET) initiative invites young and innovative companies around the world to apply for the SET Award 2019. The third round of the award for business ideas in the energy transition and climate protection was […]

Expo Dubai 2020 LLC: Inviting applications for ‘The Expo Live Innovation Impact Grant Programme’ to fund novel and innovative solutions that encapsulate the spirit of Expo 2020 Dubai’s overall theme: ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’.

Funding brief: The Expo Live Innovation Impact Grant Programme aims to fund novel and innovative solutions that encapsulate the spirit of Expo 2020 Dubai’s overall theme: ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’. Expo’s three subthemes, Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability, are focus areas for funding. Criteria: ● Alignment with EXPO 2020 Dubai Objectives Is the project relevant to the […]

Chivas Venture: Inviting applications for ‘Accelerator Programme’ to find and support the most promising social entrepreneurs, who use business to solve social and/or environmental issues.

Funding brief: The Chivas Venture is an annual competition to find and support the most promising social entrepreneurs, who use business to solve social and/or environmental issues. Candidates must apply to the competition in one of the participating countries, for a chance to join the global final and win a share of $1million. They’re looking […]

Nesta: Inviting applications for ‘Collective Intelligence Experimentation Fund’ to generate new knowledge on how to advance collective intelligence (combining human and machine intelligence) to solve social problems.

Funding brief: Nesta is offering grants of up to £20,000 for projects that generate new knowledge on how to advance collective intelligence (combining human and machine intelligence) to solve social problems. They want to fund applied research/practical experiments that help generate evidence on the best approaches to designing and employing collective intelligence (human and machine […]

Echoing Green: Inviting applications for ‘fellowship’ for innovators, instigators, pioneers, and rebels to build a diverse and inclusive social impact space.

Funding brief: This is the fellowship for innovators, instigators, pioneers, and rebels. We know that talent is equally distributed, but opportunity is not—which is why they invest in talent wherever it is. Fellows represent diverse ethnic, religious, and gender experiences, with varied educational, economic, and geographic backgrounds. As they seek to build a diverse and […]

Rabobank: Inviting applications for ‘Food Loss Challenge Asia’ to find an existing tech-based solution that reduces food loss from farm to market in Asia.

Funding brief: Food loss occurs at each stage of the food value chain. Rabobank and our partners want to work with effective startups along the food value chain to promote the adoption of sustainable solutions and practices across the region. Criteria: ● Scalability of Impact ● Strength of Business Model ● Robustness of Solution Bonus Criteria: Positive impact […]

IREN: Inviting applications for ‘IREN Startup Award’ to find startups and technology companies that aim at revolutionizing the utilities sector.

Funding brief: IREN, a top player among Italian multi-utilities, is seeking startups and technology companies that aim at revolutionizing the utilities sector for the second edition of its Startup Award, powered by Intesa Sanpaolo’s international acceleration program StartUp Initiative. This year IREN is launching IREN UP, the new Corporate Venture Capital instrument that will provide […]

Movies that Matter: Inviting applications for ‘Start-up & Impact Grants’ to promote the screenings of human rights cinema worldwide.

Funding brief: To promote the screenings of human rights cinema worldwide, Movies that Matter offers grants to human rights film events in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Eastern Europe, especially in countries with limited resources and freedom of press. These events can take various forms, such as human rights film festivals, LGBT […]

The Energy Globe Award: Inviting applications for ‘award’ to present successful sustainable projects to a global audience and to demonstrate that for many environmental problems feasible solutions already exist.

Funding brief: The objective of the ENERGY GLOBE Award is to present successful sustainable projects to a global audience and to demonstrate that for many environmental problems feasible solutions already exist. Projects submitted from over 170 countries take part each year in the awards. For 2018 innovative projects and smart technologies from around the world […]

IOM, the UN Migration Agency, joins the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO): Inviting applications for ‘a call for applications’ to participate in the prestigious youth entrepreneurship pitching event entitled Start and Scale-up for SDGs.

Funding brief: IOM, the UN Migration Agency, joins the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and partners in announcing a call for applications to participate in the prestigious youth entrepreneurship pitching event entitled Start and Scale-up for SDGs. The event will take place in Geneva, Switzerland on 15 […]

Expo 2020: Inviting applications for ‘Innovation Impact Grant Programme’ to fund novel and innovative solutions that encapsulate the spirit of Expo 2020 Dubai’s overall theme-‘Connecting minds, creating the Future’.

Funding brief: The Expo Live Innovation Impact Grant Programme aims to fund novel and innovative solutions that encapsulate the spirit of Expo 2020 Dubai’s overall theme-‘Connecting minds, creating the Future’. Expo’s three sub-themes, Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability, are focus areas for funding. Objectives: Expo Live’s flagship Impact Grant Programme will fund novel and innovative solutions […]

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), International Youth Foundation (IYF): Inviting applications for ‘Contest for Youth Engagement in Energy, Water, & Transport’ inspire and create a dialogue on innovative ways to engage young people while addressing some of the problems and needs of communities and companies.

Funding brief: International Finance Corporation (IFC) and International Youth Foundation (IYF) have launched a new publication Creating Value Through Global Youth Engagement: A Smart Investment for the Infrastructure and Natural Resource Industries.  To highlight cases and best practices of engaging youth in the workforce, IFC is hosting a contest inviting young people to submit multimedia […]

IDRC | CRDI: Inviting applications for ‘Call for proposals: Developing innovative veterinary solutions for the fight against antimicrobial resistance (InnoVet-AMR)’ to reduce the threat of antibiotic resistance to human health by minimizing the misuse of antibiotics and the development and spread of antibiotics resistance in developing countries, through the development and uptake of innovative veterinary products.

Funding brief: The InnoVet-AMR initiative addresses antibiotic resistance and is divided into two themes focused on reducing the use of antibiotics in the livestock (poultry and swine) and aquaculture (fish and shellfish) sectors in low and middle income countries. The main goal of both themes is to develop innovative veterinary solutions, focusing on product development, to […]

Citypreneurs: Inviting applications for ‘Urban Innovation Challenge’, also known as “Citypreneurs”, a young SDGs startup competition in Seoul for prospective entrepreneurs from around the world interested in solving urban issues in Seoul and achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Funding brief:  “Urban Innovation Challenge: CITYPRENEURS” consists of two main components: a startup competition that works in close collaboration with city governments to solve urban problems as defined and measured by the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs), and an inclusive policy interface that brings together academia, the public and private sectors, civil society […]

The Hello Tomorrow: Inviting applications for ‘Global Challenge’ to address the needs of deeptech entrepreneurs across several different industries and technologies.

Funding brief: The Hello Tomorrow Global Challenge is a worldwide renowned startup competition designed specifically to address the needs of deeptech entrepreneurs across several different industries and technologies. The Challenge was created in 2013 by deeptech entrepreneur Xavier Duportet and Arnaud De La Tour, at the time both PhD students, who realised that the resources […]

Accenture: Inviting applications for ‘Accenture HealthTech Innovation Challenge’ to bring startups, life sciences companies and healthcare organizations together to tackle the world’s biggest health issues.

Funding brief: Now in its third year, the Accenture HealthTech Innovation Challenge will once again bring startups, life sciences companies and healthcare organizations together to tackle the world’s biggest health issues. Scroll down to see our schedule of regional round locations around the globe and updated themes. The HealthTech Innovation Challenge is part of Accenture’s […]

Smogathon: Inviting applications for ‘startup competition’ to identify the most innovative startups addressing the air pollution problem.

Funding brief: Smogathon 2018 is an international startup competition aiming to identify the most innovative startups addressing the air pollution problem; Donor Name: Smogathon Funding name: Smogathon Deadline: 15th, July, 2018 at 23:59: 59 Funding details link: http://smogathon.com/apply-now/ Funding limit: Take part in a pitch contest and compete for $15 000, $10 000, $5000 and […]

World Food Programme (WFP): Inviting applications for ‘Innovation Accelerator’ to identify, nurture and scale bold solutions to hunger globally.

Funding brief: WFP’s Innovation Accelerator identifies, nurtures and scales bold solutions to hunger globally. They support WFP innovators and external start-ups and companies through financial support, access to a network of experts and a global field reach. The Accelerator believes the way forward in the fight against hunger is not necessarily in building grand plans, […]

FoodForward: Inviting applications for ‘Global Foodtech Accelerator’ to bring top Made in Italy corporates and best international innovators together to disrupt agrifood and retail sectors.

Funding brief: FoodForward is a global Foodtech accelerator that brings top Made in Italy corporates and best international innovators together to disrupt agrifood and retail sectors. They chase innovation along the food supply chain to find the new foodtech stars. The program, held in Milan, is powered by Deloitte and promoted by Corporate partners Amadori, […]

Tree Research and Education Endowment Fund (TREE Fund): Inviting applications for ‘JOHN Z. Duling Grant Program’ to provide start-up or seed funding to support innovative research and technology transfer projects that have the potential of benefiting the everyday work of arborists.

Funding brief: The John Z. Duling Grant Program was established and funded by a bequest from the estate of John Z. Duling of Indiana, a strong advocate of research who in 1972 proposed the establishment of the ISA Research Trust. The goal of this program is to provide start-up or seed funding to support innovative […]

The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB): Inviting applications for ‘Science, Technology and Innovation Transform Fund (IsDB-STIF)’ to support its Member Countries in finding practical solutions to their key development challenges through the power of innovation.

Funding brief: The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) has established a special Fund, known as Science, Technology and Innovation Transform Fund (IsDB-STIF) to support its Member Countries in finding practical solutions to their key development challenges through the power of innovation. Transform is a multi-million-dollar fund that provides seed money for innovators, startups and SMEs to […]

PVH Corp.-Tommy Hilfiger: Inviting applications for ‘TOMMY HILFIGER Social Innovation Challenge’ to support entrepreneurial start-up and scale-up stage businesses that are developing solutions that have a positive social impact on the fashion value chain.

Funding brief: Tommy Hilfiger, which is owned by PVH Corp. [NYSE: PVH], is pleased to launch the TOMMY HILFIGER Social Innovation Challenge, a global initiative that aims to support entrepreneurial start-up and scale-up stage businesses that are developing solutions that have a positive social impact on the fashion value chain. Winners will receive a year-long […]

Teach A Man To Fish: Inviting applications for ‘The School Enterprise Challenge’ to create globally aware, socially responsible young entrepreneurs.

Funding brief: The School Enterprise Challenge is a global business start-up Awards Programme run by the educational charity Teach A Man To Fish. It aims to create globally aware, socially responsible young entrepreneurs. The Awards Programme is FREE and helps students to plan and set up school businesses that: ● Generate real profits to help support […]

Young Water Solutions (YWS): Inviting applications for ‘Young Water Fellowship Program’ to empower young leaders from low and middle income countries to implement projects to tackle water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH), water pollution and water scarcity issues, by offering them an intensive training program, seed funding grants for their projects, and mentoring support by senior level experts during one year.

Funding brief: The Young Water Fellowship Program aims to empower young leaders from low and middle income countries to implement projects to tackle water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH), water pollution and water scarcity issues, by offering them an intensive training program, seed funding grants for their projects, and mentoring support by senior level experts during […]

United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS): Inviting applications for the funding theme-‘Scaling Up Nutrition Movement Pooled Fund’.

Funding brief: UNOPS invites interested and eligible applicants to join the 2018 round of Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement Pooled Fund grant applicants.  Details on the application process and the administration of the grant programme are set forth in this Call for Proposal (CFP) document.  Interested applicants are encouraged to read the CFP and its […]

Women Who Tech: Inviting applications for ‘Women Startup Challenge Podcast’ to fund women-led startups.

Funding brief: Women Who Tech is on a mission to fund women-led startups. Why? Because only 1.9% of Venture Capital (VC) funding went to women-led startups in 2017. For women of color (WOC), the numbers are even more dismal: 0.2% get VC money. These barriers are crushing women’s economic power. That’s where we come in. […]

GSM Association: Inviting applications for ‘GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator Innovation Fund’ to provide selected start-ups in Africa and Asia Pacific with equity-free funding, technical assistance, and the opportunity to partner with mobile operators in their markets to help scale their products and services into sustainable businesses with positive socio-economic impact.

Funding brief: The GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator Innovation Fund provides selected start-ups in Africa and Asia Pacific with equity-free funding, technical assistance, and the opportunity to partner with mobile operators in their markets to help scale their products and services into sustainable businesses with positive socio-economic impact. The GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator Innovation Fund (“the Fund”) supports […]

GSM Association: Inviting applications for ‘The GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator Innovation Fund’ to provides selected start-ups in Africa and Asia Pacific with equity-free funding, technical assistance, and the opportunity to partner with mobile operators in their markets to help scale their products and services into sustainable businesses with positive socio-economic impact.

Funding brief: The GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator Innovation Fund provides selected start-ups in Africa and Asia Pacific with equity-free funding, technical assistance, and the opportunity to partner with mobile operators in their markets to help scale their products and services into sustainable businesses with positive socio-economic impact. The GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator Innovation Fund (“the Fund”) supports […]

The Royal Institution Of Chartered Surveyors (RICS): Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to find transformative ideas for projects and policies that solve some of the defining issues of our time: Rapid Urbanization, Climate Change and Resource Scarcity.

Funding brief: The Cities for our Future Challenge is a global competition run by the Royal Institution Of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in partnership with UNESCO UKNC and the ACU. Are you an imaginative, problem solving young professional, start up or student involved in surveying, urban design, architecture, or engineering? Then share your transformative ideas for […]

World Food Programme (WFP): Inviting applications for ‘WFP Innovation Accelerator’ to support WFP innovators and external start-ups and companies through financial support, access to a network of experts and a global field reach.

Funding brief: WFP’s Innovation Accelerator identifies, nurtures and scales bold solutions to hunger globally. They support WFP innovators and external start-ups and companies through financial support, access to a network of experts and a global field reach. The Accelerator believes the way forward in the fight against hunger is not necessarily in building grand plans, […]

The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), The UK National Commission of UNESCO, The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU): Inviting applications for ‘The Cities for our Future challenge’ to find imaginative problem solvers from the wider field of surveying, urban design, architecture and engineering to submit transformative ideas for projects and policies that solve some of the defining challenges of our time: Rapid Urbanization, Climate Change and Resource Scarcity.

Funding brief: The Cities for our Future Challenge is a global competition run by the Royal Institution Of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in partnership with UNESCO UKNC and the ACU. Are you an imaginative, problem solving young professional, start up or student involved in surveying, urban design, architecture, or engineering? Then share your transformative ideas for […]

The Toyota Mobility Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Toyota Mobility Unlimited Challenge’ to build the next generation of mobility devices for people with lower-limb paralysis.

Funding brief: They are looking for innovative teams from around the world to build the next generation of mobility devices for people with lower-limb paralysis. They know that when good ideas are shared, great things can happen. They want the innovators of the Mobility Unlimited Challenge to form a community. They encourage dialogue that will […]

Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030 (P4G): Inviting applications for ‘P4G Partnership Fund’ to seek game-changing actions to supply humanity’s greatest needs: food, water, energy and healthy cities.

Funding brief: Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030 (P4G) is a network of world leaders seeking breakthroughs in green economic growth. The strategic purpose of the P4G Partnership Fund is to support innovative public-private sector partnerships that address global sustainable development needs. The P4G Partnership Fund will contribute to overcoming barriers related […]

The Co-creation Hub (CcHUB): Inviting applications for ‘Co-creation Hub’s 2018 Incubation program’ to help early-stage entrepreneurs executing a working business model and learn quickly what it takes to grow a sustainable business.

Funding brief: The Incubation program at CcHUB takes a hands-on approach to helping early-stage entrepreneurs execute a working business model and learn quickly what it takes to grow a sustainable business. Our goal is to help the entrepreneur(s) properly structure their business, ensure consistent growth and access funding to build a lasting global entity. Donor […]

Rice University: Inviting applications for ‘The Rice Business Plan Competition’ to the support of entrepreneurship.

Funding brief: The Rice Business Plan Competition is the world’s richest and largest graduate-level student startup competition. It is hosted and organized by the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University and the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship, Rice University’s internationally-recognized initiative devoted to the support of entrepreneurship. This is the […]

Techstars: Inviting applications for ‘Techstars Accelerator Programs’ to help your startup every day by surrounding you with people who will mentor, inspire, and challenge you.

Funding brief: Techstars invites application for Techstars Accelerator Programs. They don’t tell you what to do or when. They create an environment that is conducive to helping your startup every day by surrounding you with people who will mentor, inspire, and challenge you. ● Grow Your Network : From a large pool of mentors, find your […]

Thought For Food Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Thought For Food (TFF) Challenge’ to form teams and develop breakthrough solutions that address the global challenge of feeding 9+ billion people by the year 2050.

Funding brief: Join the 2018 TFF Challenge to form teams and develop breakthrough solutions that address the global challenge of feeding 9+ billion people by the year 2050. By participating in the TFF Challenge, you are joining a movement of young innovators from 130 different countries who are reshaping our global food system. They believe […]

UNICEF: Inviting applications for ‘UNICEF Innovation Fund Call for VR/AR Technologies’ for start-ups that are developing and piloting new open source VR/AR solutions.

Funding brief: VR (Virtual Reality) and AR (Augmented Reality) technologies can be used to solve real human problems. By providing new, immersive ways of accessing data they can enhance our learning experience, expand our understanding of complex systems and improve how we interact with one another. The UNICEF Innovation Fund is looking for start-ups that […]

Spark Bangladesh: Inviting applications for ‘2018 Accelerator Program’ for passionate impact entrepreneurs in Bangladesh who are at the early stages of building businesses and organisations that exist to change the lives of Bangladeshi’s.

Funding brief: The Spark* Accelerator Program is a powerful opportunity for passionate impact entrepreneurs in Bangladesh who are at the early stages of building businesses and organizations that exist to change the lives of Bangladeshi’s. If you are successful in your application you: –  ATTEND THE SPARK* ACCELERATOR – An intensive five day live-in workshop […]

Saint Louis University (The Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA)): Inviting applications for ‘The Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA)’ for students who own and operate a business while attending college or university.

Funding brief: The Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) is the premier global competition for students who own and operate a business while attending college or university. Nominees compete against their peers from around the world in a series of local and/or national competitions in hopes to qualify for GSEA Finals. Founded in 1998 by Saint […]

The U. S. Department of State’s Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST): Inviting applications for ‘The GIST Tech-I Competition’ for science and technology entrepreneurs from emerging economies worldwide.

Funding brief: The GIST Tech-I Competition is an annual competition for science and technology entrepreneurs from emerging economies worldwide. Aspiring innovators submit their ideas and startups online which are then reviewed by experts and voted on by the global voting public in order to determine the finalists. New this year, U.S. Department of State is […]

The Earth Journalism Network (EJN): Inviting applications for ‘EJN Asia-Pacific Media Grants’ to support the creation, growth, and capacity building of media and other environmental information generating organizations, that are aiming to improve the quantity and quality of news coverage of climate change, natural resources and the environment.

Funding brief: The Earth Journalism Network (EJN) Asia-Pacific Media Grants are available to support the creation, growth, and capacity building of media and other environmental information generating organizations, that are aiming to improve the quantity and quality of news coverage of climate change, natural resources and the environment. The EJN Asia-Pacific Media Grants are available […]

Varkey Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Challenge Fund Grants 2018’ to invest in the future of education.

Funding brief: The Varkey Foundation believes in the power of new ideas to shape the future of education. But they know that taking a great idea off the drawing board and into the real world doesn’t just take hard work – it takes support. That’s why they created our Challenge Fund.​ They believe every child […]

Elrha: Inviting applications for ‘Innovation grants’ to support innovators across the entire innovation lifecycle.

Funding brief: The goal is to support innovators across the entire innovation lifecycle. The recent external evaluation of our programme and our strategic review identified the need for additional focus on the less-resourced innovation stages of problem recognition and diffusion. It also highlighted the importance of providing continued (end-to-end) support to innovation in the humanitarian […]

Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation: Inviting applications to support early stage, high impact social enterprises.

Funding brief: The Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation is a global venture philanthropy firm supporting early stage, high impact social enterprises. They believe that with early funding and rigorous support, exceptional leaders, tackling some of society’s most complex problems, can make the world a better place. Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation accepts applications for funding year round. […]

Hult International Business School: Inviting applications for ‘2018 Hult Prize’ to bring together the brightest college and university students from around the globe to solve the world’s most pressing issues through pitching ideas and launching companies.

Funding brief: The Hult Prize is a start-up accelerator for impact entrepreneurship which brings together the brightest college and university students from around the globe to solve the world’s most pressing issues through pitching ideas and launching companies. It’s the biggest and most prestigious start-up event in the world, and awards millions of dollars in […]

Cultural Survival: Inviting applications for ‘Keepers of the Earth Fund’ to support Indigenous values-based community development.

Funding brief: Cultural Survival is pleased to announce the Keepers of the Earth Fund (KOEF) Call for Applications. The KOEF is a small grants fund that supports Indigenous values-based community development.  These grants have supported Indigenous-led projects on the leading edge of solutions to the most pressing issues for Indigenous Peoples everywhere.  Grants can support […]

Google (Launchpad Accelerator): Inviting applications for ‘Launchpad Accelerator’ for growth-stage startups from emerging markets to collaborate with Google engineers, Silicon Valley experts, and top mentors from around the world.

Funding brief: Launchpad Accelerator is a six-month acceleration program for growth-stage startups from emerging markets. Through this program, startups get the opportunity to collaborate with Google engineers, Silicon Valley experts, and top mentors from around the world. The program offers equity-free support, Google product credits, and an all-expense-paid training in San Francisco. Donor Name: Google […]

The Pollination Project: Inviting applications for ‘Seed Grants’ to support passionate, committed people with an early-stage social change vision.

Funding brief: The Purpose of a Pollination Project Seed Grant is to support passionate, committed people with an early-stage social change vision. They fund individuals and community groups, and you do not need to be a registered or established organization to apply. Donor Name:  The Pollination Project Funding name: Seed Grants Deadline: No deadline found […]

UNICEF : Inviting applications for ‘Innovation Fund Call for VRAR Technologies’  to find start-ups that are developing and piloting new open source VR (Virtual Reality) and AR (Augmented Reality) technologies solutions.

Funding brief:  The UNICEF Innovation Fund is looking for start-ups that are developing and piloting new open source VR/AR solutions. They are looking to make investments in 1) software for authoring or consuming these new realities, 2) platforms and ways providing wider access to that software, 3) platforms and ways providing better tools for content […]

International Center for News Media (ICNM): Inviting applications for ‘World Summit Awards (WSA) for Young Innovators’ to look for digital applications that have a strong impact on society.

Award brief:  The World Summit Award (WSA) looks for digital applications that have a strong impact on society in one of the 8 WSA categories. Categories: ● Government & citizen engagement ● Health & well being ● Learning & education ● Environment & green energy ● Culture & tourism ● Smart settlements & urbanization ● Business & commerce ● Inclusion & empowerment Suitable […]

The Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN): Inviting applications for ‘Startup Open 2017’ from entrepreneurs of any industry with a new business that has yet to raise any outside capital from angel investors, venture capital firms or other formal sources of seed funding.

Funding brief:  Startup Open is a global competition that is open to entrepreneurs from any industry with a new business that has yet to raise any outside capital from angel investors, venture capital firms or other formal sources of seed funding. More than 1,000 teams applied to compete in 2017. Donor Name: The Global Entrepreneurship […]

Dubai Future Foundation (Dubai Future Accelerators): Inviting applications for ‘The Humanitarian Accelerators program’ to tackle social, cultural and environmental challenges in the Arab region.

Funding brief:  The Humanitarian Accelerators is a first of its kind initiative in the Arab World connecting start-ups and established companies from around the world with the UAE’s humanitarian sector to tackle social, cultural and environmental challenges in the Arab region. Challenges: ● Education for Refugee Children ● Job Opportunities for Refugees ● Solutions for Water Sanitation ● Arabic […]

The GSMA Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Mobile for Development Utilities Innovation Fund’ to extract insights from the trial and scaling of these innovative models to inform three key questions for growing the sector.

Funding brief:  The objective of the Innovation Fund is to extract insights from the trial and scaling of these innovative models to inform three key questions for growing the sector: ● How can mobile support utility services? ● For a mobile-enabled solution to be adopted at scale, what building blocks are needed ● What are […]

The Flying Mind Foundation: Inviting applications to fight the air pollution through technology.

Donor Name: The Flying Mind Foundation Funding name:  Smogathon 2017 Funding brief: Smogathon is an initiative aiming to fight the air pollution through technology. Our idea is to get start-ups from all over the world to compete for $25,000 in cash and $75,000 as a contract to implement their idea in Krakow, in order to […]

The Jephcott Charitable Trust: Inviting applications to make grants which will make a difference, preference will be given to charities or projects which are having difficulty getting started, or raising funds from other sources.

Donor Name: The Jephcott Charitable Trust Funding name:  The Jephcott Charitable Trust Fund Funding brief:  They like to make grants which will make a difference, preference will be given to charities or projects which are having difficulty getting started, or raising funds from other sources. This often means that the Trust is funding capital projects, […]

Teach A Man To Fish: Inviting applications for a global business start-up Awards Programme for schools around the world with up to $50,000 in prizes available for the most entrepreneurial schools, teachers and students.

Donor Name: Teach A Man To Fish Funding name: The School Enterprise Challenge, 2017 Funding brief: The School Enterprise Challenge, run by Teach A Man To Fish, is a global business start-up Awards Programme for schools around the world with up to $50,000 in prizes available for the most entrepreneurial schools, teachers and students. This […]

Adam Bradford Private Consulting Ltd.: Inviting Applications for Adam Start Entrepreneurship Challenge award towards start up, business mentoring support and unparalleled access to networks and media opportunities.

Donor Name:  Adam Bradford Private Consulting Ltd. Award name: Adam Start Entrepreneurship Challenge Award brief:  The competition rewards one young person each year and the pitching process is competitive. Last year, over 30 countries were represented in the applications. The initiative has been praised by the UK Government and gives one lucky young person up […]

Lisle International: Inviting Applications for Global Seed Grant Program to support innovative projects which further the mission and goals of Lisle — improving intercultural understanding by bringing people of diverse backgrounds together to share, work together, and learn from one another.

Donor Name: Lisle International Funding name: Global Seed Grant Program Funding brief: Lisle International offers a Global Seed Grant Program to support innovative projects which further the mission and goals of Lisle — improving intercultural understanding by bringing people of diverse backgrounds together to share, work together, and learn from one another. Lisle only funds […]

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation: Inviting Applications for $1 million Circular Design Challenge to inspire creatives to design solutions for plastics packaging to stay in the economy, and out of the environment and $1 million Circular Materials Challenge to find new materials with the potential to be used in packaging films for consumer products, and be collected, sorted and recycled or composted in commonly used recycling infrastructures.

Donor Name: The Ellen MacArthur Foundation Funding name: The New Plastics Economy Innovation Prize Funding brief: The New Plastics Economy Innovation Prize is led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and was launched in collaboration with HRH The Prince of Wales’s International Sustainability Unit. The Prize is funded by Wendy Schmidt, Lead Philanthropic Partner of the […]

Green Alley: Inviting Applications for start-ups and entrepreneurs in the circular economy to find creative people with innovative ideas about how to turn waste into a sustainable business model.

Donor Name: Green Alley Funding name: Green Alley Award 2017 Funding brief: The Green Alley Award is an annual European prize for start-ups and entrepreneurs in the circular economy, initiated in 2014 by a group of strong partners in Germany’s entrepreneurial eco-system. This is the first start-up award to recognize promising business ideas that contribute […]

The Pollination Project: Inviting Applications for Seed Grant to support passionate, committed people with an early-stage social change vision.

Donor Name: The Pollination Project (The Pollination Project Foundation) Funding name: Seed Grants to Social Change Leaders Funding brief: The Purpose of a Pollination Project Seed Grant is to support passionate, committed people with an early-stage social change vision. The Pollination Project seeks to unleash GOODNESS and expand COMPASSION all over the world. They make […]

The Takeda Foundation: Inviting Applications for award for young entrepreneurs or entrepreneurial individuals who challenge technological or social needs in the real world.  

Donor Name: The Takeda Foundation Award name: The 2017 Takeda Young Entrepreneurship Award Funding brief: The Award targets young entrepreneurs or entrepreneurial individuals who challenge technological or social needs in the real world. The Takeda Foundation believes that the challenging activities of young individuals trying to address real technological and social needs will lead to the […]

Iowa State University: Inviting Applications for research grants in the areas of Innovation Policy, Entrepreneurship and Digitization.

Donor Name: Iowa State University (Department of Economics) Funding name: NBER Productivity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program Funding brief: The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) Productivity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (PIE) Program is seeking proposals for research grants in the areas of Innovation Policy, Entrepreneurship and Digitization. The NBER Productivity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (PIE) Program is […]

Making Cents International and USAID: Inviting Applications for the funding theme- Advancing the Evidence Base for Youth Civic Engagement in Effective Peace building or in Countering / Prevention of Violent Extremism.

Donor Name: Making Cents International and USAID Funding name: YouthPower Learning Grants RFA Number: YouthPower Learning Grants RFA#003-2017 Funding brief: Making Cents International under the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded contract YouthPower Learning is launching a request for applications: YouthPower Learning Grants for Advancing the Evidence Base for Youth Civic Engagement in Effective […]

Teach A Man To Fish: Inviting Applications for a global business start-up Awards Programme for schools around the world with up to $50,000 in prizes available for the most entrepreneurial schools, teachers and students.

Donor Name: Teach A Man To Fish Funding name: The School Enterprise Challenge Funding brief: The School Enterprise Challenge, run by Teach A Man To Fish, is a global business start-up Awards Programme for schools around the world with up to $50,000 in prizes available for the most entrepreneurial schools, teachers and students. This free […]

The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) and Lenovo: Inviting Applications for award to scientists from the developing world for outstanding achievements in Geological Sciences.

Donor Name: The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) Award name: TWAS-Lenovo Science Prize Award brief: The TWAS-Lenovo Science Prize is one of the most prestigious honors given to scientists from the developing world. In 2017 the prize will be given for outstanding achievements in Geological Sciences. Goal: Together, TWAS and Lenovo are offering the TWAS-Lenovo […]

Lush : Inviting Applications to support groups both in North America and around the world working in the areas of environmental conservation, animal welfare and human rights.

Donor Name: Lush Funding name: Charity Pot funding Funding brief: Charity Pot funding goes to small, grassroots groups that have limited resources and often struggle to find funding. They support groups both in North America and around the world working in the areas of environmental conservation, animal welfare and human rights. As a campaigning company, they […]

The Smart City Expo World Congress: Inviting Applications for award to recognize, promote and support pioneering city strategies, projects and ideas that can potentially change citizen’s lives through their outstanding innovation, impact and feasibility, as well as stimulating inclusive, equitable, safe, healthy and collaborative cities, thus enhancing quality of life for all.  

Donor Name: The Smart City Expo World Congress Award name: The World Smart City Awards Award brief: In order to identify cities, projects and innovative ideas in line with promoting sustainable urban development around the globe, the prestigious World Smart City Awards were established and are one of the key activities at the leading event. […]

XminY: Inviting Applications to support social movements, action groups and change makers who are fighting for a fair, democratic, sustainable and tolerant world.

Donor Name: XminY Fund name: XminY Fund Funding brief: XminusY supports social movements, action groups and change makers who are fighting for a fair, democratic, sustainable and tolerant world. Projects that are supported by XminusY can take place on a broad variety of topics. But more important than the topic, is that the people involved […]

Mama Cash: Inviting Applications to support women’s, girls’, and trans rights around the world.

Donor Name: Mama Cash Fund name: Mama Cash Fund, 2017 Funding brief: Mama Cash supports ambitious feminist and women’s rights organizations and initiatives led by and for women, girls and trans people. Mama Cash provides core grants. This means that they support entire organizations as opposed to isolated projects or events. Core funding enables organizations […]

Knight Foundation: Inviting Applications for ideas using immersive storytelling to discover new ways to engage audiences and advance the field of journalism.

Donor Name: Knight Foundation Fund name: Journalism 360˚ challenge Fund Funding brief: Knight Foundation, Google News Lab and the Online News Association are partnering to launch an open call for ideas, offering up to $35,000 in funding to test, refine and build out a project. Virtual, augmented, mixed reality and 360 video are opening new […]

Open Society Foundations: Inviting Applications to support promising initiatives led by individuals or collectives that strive to improve their journalism under difficult circumstances, such as autocracy, violence, repression, or poverty—or in moments of great opportunity, such as first democratic elections, peace agreements, or massive social mobilizations.

Donor Name: Open Society Foundations Fund name: Supporting Independent Journalism and Innovation Funding brief: The Program on Independent Journalism supports promising initiatives led by individuals or collectives that strive to improve their journalism under difficult circumstances, such as autocracy, violence, repression, or poverty—or in moments of great opportunity, such as first democratic elections, peace agreements, […]