Funding Opportunity For Your Startup

December 18, 2017 12:00 AM
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The number of internet users in India will see a rise at 730 million by 2020 and carries the prospect of taking an extraordinary bound over internet accessibility, as per NASSCOM’S internet report. This opens the door for an array of possibilities with different benefits to nonprofits.

A six-month program, ‘Code for the Next Billion’ is created with a focus on exploring and empowering next generation of social impact startups. 

10 social impact startups will be recognized through this program to provide training, mentorship, and investor support towards speeding up their venture to viable scale. These startups will be identified through a nation-wide selection process.

Who can apply?

Social impact startups that have launched mobile applications focusing on the different segments of users like:

  • Healthcare and wellbeing which provides medical care to individuals and community

  • Financial literacy and empowerment that drives financial inclusion, literacy that enables economic growth

  • Accessibility to Public utilities like electricity, water, etc. and promoting awareness about government schemes, benefits

  • Education, skill development, and employment that promote learning, acquisition of cognitive skills and access to employment opportunities

  • Gender equality apps that promote women safety and spread awareness about women’s rights, and diversity inclusion which includes other gender issues

What’s on hand?

The application window shuts down at the closing hours on 20th December. The shortlisted applicants’ announcement will then be made in the month of January 2018. Mentorship programs will be held across   February and March 2018. Financing sessions will follow in the month of April 2018. And finally, recognition of achievements will be in May 2018.

Why apply?

  • It gives access to top-notch Business and Technology mentors from the industry

  • It’s a golden opportunity to be a part of Facebook’s Global Startup Program

  • It opens a window to be a part of NASSCOM 10,000 Startups Virtual/Warehouse Program

  • Approach to top social impact investors in India, where you can contribute your part to the society

How to apply?

Application could not be made simpler! Just go to the website startupindiahub to fill in the form and submit. You will receive a confirmation email with your application.

Image Courtesy: http://10000startups.com/CodeForTheNextBillion/

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