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.
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
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.
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
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.
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