UNICEF Funding Opportunity for Blockchain Startups!!

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Given the current global climate and a dramatic shift to a digital world as a result of COVID-19, open-source solutions that address critical needs for society are as important as ever.

Considering this, The UNICEF Innovation Fund is looking to make up to $100K equity-free investments (in USD and/or cryptocurrency) to provide early stage (seed) financing and mentoring to for-profit technology startups that have the potential to benefit humanity.

Why Apply?

  • Seed Funding up to $100,000
  • Crypto Funding
  • Business Growth
  • Networks and platforms
  • Product and Technology Development
  • Maximize Impact

Who can Apply?

  • You must be registered as a private company in a UNICEF programme country;
  • You are working on open source technology solutions or willing to be open-source under the following licenses or their equivalent: BSD, GNU, MIT (software), CERN, MIT, TAPR (hardware), or CC-BY (content);
  • You have an existing prototype of the solution with promising results from initial pilots;
  • Your solution has the potential to positively impact the lives of children.

Details of the program

Application: Apply Here (Female-founded start-ups are encouraged to apply)

Application Deadline: July 26, 2020

Application Procedure 

  • Submit your expression of interest by completing the form.
  • All submissions must be made in English. If you wish to preview the questions to prepare your submission, view/download this PDF.
  • To support your preparation, please note that the submission form also asks for a link to a 2-min pitch video. Detailed instructions can be found in the form.

For more information, visit UNICEF Innovation