ClimateLaunchpad is the world’s largest green business idea competition. It’s a stage for the people who have great cleantech ideas and help them develop those ideas into startups making global impact. Anyone with a promising cleantech idea who dreams of becoming an entrepreneur can join. To enter the competition you submit an idea or innovation that can make environmental impact. The overall winner of the Grand Final receives € 10,000, the runner up gets € 5,000 and the idea that comes in third place wins € 2,500.
The American Express Leadership Academy Emerging Innovators Bootcamps are 2-3 day intensive trainings for social entrepreneurs and changemakers who can benefit from expert guidance, peer support and a safe space to reflect on inner growth and wellbeing.
The GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator Innovation Fund provides selected start-ups in Africa and Asia with grant 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. Topics: Sharing Economy & Services for SMEs
The Japanese Award for Outstanding Research on Development (ORD) is a competitive research grant program that identifies and funds outstanding research proposals submitted by researchers from developing countries and transition economies that have a high potential for excellence in research and clear policy implications for addressing development issues in any of the three research sub-themes.
Applications are open for the Startup Battlefield Africa by TechCrunch in three different categories, including social good. The overall winner will receive $25,000 in no-equity cash plus an all-expense paid trip for two to San Francisco to compete in Battlefield at TechCrunch’s flagship event, Disrupt SF 2018.
European civil society organisations, public institutions, non-profit initiatives and social enterprises can apply for participation. The programme offers € 5000 start-up funding for testing a shared pilot collaboration idea, and participation in one-year cross-border learning and doing programme.