| Sectors: Blockchain, humanitarian innovation, community resilience, opensource solutions
| Granting entities: UNICEF Venture Fund & Giga
| Deadline: March 8th
| Type of support: Equity free investment
| Funding/benefits: 100,000 USD
| Applicants: Early stage startups (opensource solutions)
| Locations: Countries where UNICEF operates
Synopsis: The UNICEF Venture Fund and Giga have launched a new call for applications for companies using blockchain-based software solutions to build capacity and empower communities.
The UNICEF Venture Fund, in collaboration with Giga, is looking to make up to $100K equity-free investments (in cryptocurrency) to provide early stage (seed) financing and mentoring to for-profit technology startups that have the potential to benefit humanity.
Applicants will receive funding in cryptocurrency (bitcoin or ether) through our recently launched CryptoFund. 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.
If you have a start-up registered in one of UNICEF’s programme countries and have a working, open source blockchain prototype (or you are willing to make it open source) showing promising results, this opportunity is for you.
Join the information webinar to learn more about the application process and ask questions directly to the Venture Fund and Giga teams on February 8th: https://unicef.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2YZK25oqSXu_ePqvp6qpaA