Impact Collective 2021 : Help Solve Challenges In The APAC Region

impact collective 2021
Call for exceptional startups in Asia to bring positive change to the world. 
Are you start-ups working on an innovative idea to solve global challenges and accelerate the positive impact in the world ? Then apply to the 2021 edition of Impact Collective. 

RELEVANT SUSTAINABLE GOALS 

YOUTH COLAB IMPACT COLLECTIVE 2021 

The 2021 edition of Impact Collective has started. The Impact Collective is a community-driven acceleration program for startups focusing on opportunities in Asia hosted by UNDP Seoul Policy Centre, Urban Innovation Challenge: Citypreneurs and TheVentures.
 
50 startups that are solving global challenges from one of the six themes defined by the UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) framework will be selected to take part in a 10-week virtual accelerator program. The selected teams will receive mentorship, exposure to a global community, and access to curated workshops and resources. 
This year, Youth Colab is calling for start-ups working on 6 SDGs-aligned themes:
impact collective 2021 themes
To accelerate achieving the #2030Agenda, this unique program aims to:
☑️ Provide direct investments into #SDGs-aligned teams looking to scale in Asia Pacific
☑️ Build up our city network to foster better policy for startup ecosystems and offer pilot projects in the region.
Startups will submit their entries under one of the following six categories, under the framework of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
 
1. INCLUSIVE HEALTH & QUALITY OF LIFE: SDG 3, SDG 6, SDG 11
Innovations that will help communities and individuals to access inclusive healthcare and prepare for aging well.
 
2. CIRCULAR ECONOMY & THE FUTURE OF WASTE MGMT: SDG 11, SDG 12, SDG 13
Innovations that will help communities and businesses work towards zero-waste and create more sustainable methods of producing, sourcing, and discarding products.
 
3. SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE AND FOOD: SDG 2, SDG 14, SDG 15
Solutions around resilient farming technology and accessible food supply chains that will help preserve land and water ecosystems.
 
4. GREEN ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT: SDG 7, SDG 9, SDG 13
Innovations that will curb the effects of global warming and help build greener and more resilient communities.
 
5. DIGITALIZATION FOR EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL: SDG 10, SDG 4, SDG 5
Innovations that can help make technology and digital literacy more accessible and inclusive.
 
6. FUTURE OF WORK AND ECONOMIC GROWTH: SDG 8, SDG 9, SDG 10
Innovations that will help people develop new skills or upskill in preparation for future jobs, and help businesses adapt to transformations in the way we work.

WHAT MAKES IMPACT COLLECTIVE UNIQUE ?  

Impact Collective is inviting startups who are solving global challenges ranging from food security and sustainable livelihoods to dynamic workforce, circular economy, sustainable cities, and environmental innovations. Are you a team that is creating a change? We accept early stage startups who have working prototype or products. 
Join a community of industry and impact experts, investors, entrepreneurs and potential users, all on one platform. We are here to help you reach your full potential. The Impact Collective Community (ICC) plays a hands on role during the entire acceleration process, including in selecting participants for the program and investment decisions. 
 
With our partners across Asia-Pacific, we support startups’ cross- border market exploration to build meaningful relationships and connections across the region’s innovative ecosystem.

TIMELINES   

impact collective 2021 timelines

Fill in the form and submit your application before 15 August 2021 to get up to $500k in investments & scale your solution in Asia Pacific. Do you want to participate in the Impact Collective Community (ICC) and support the selected Impact Makers? You can join the community here

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ABOUT IMPACT COLLECTIVE : 

Impact Collective is a community-driven acceleration program for startups focusing on opportunities in Asia.Impact Collective aims to connect all the ecosystem players, not only involved in the program itself, but also participating in impact projects across Asia, creating a collaboration platform of experts, investors, consumers all supporting and evaluating impact startups. 
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