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Migration Entrepreneurship Prize for Seed Stage Startups in MENA and Africa

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted January 10, 2020 from Brazil
Expired on January 30, 2020
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Migration Entrepreneurship Prize image

The Prize is looking for the most promising seed-stage startups working to alleviate the pressure for people to take dangerous routes leaving their homes.

The venture must
1) tackle solutions in MENA or Africa and can be aimed for society at large thus aimed at migrants and the local population. It can be implemented in the origin, host and transitory countries;
2) work in one of the following solutions: labour migration, economic migration, migratory fluxes, migration alleviation, migration relief, refugees, movement of people, emigration, immigration, human dignity, economic livelihoods, social development, human rights, dignity, women’s empowerment, social business, leveraging private sector solutions for social change, diaspora engagement, sustainable development;
3) be a seed-stage startup with a minimum viable product (MVP) and initial user traction.

Eligible Countries: MENA and Africa.

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The Migration Entrepreneurship Prize seeks socially driven businesses that offer innovative solutions in countries and regions prone to strong migration movements in MENA and Africa.

Application deadline: January 31st, 2020.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Jan 10
Jan 10

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and atests usually required from an organization like yours);
3. Write (baby steps...!) and discuss a project draft - to validate the priorities within your group and to train your grant writing skills;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your oroposal/project. Start now!!!
5. Visit the World Pulse website >>> My Pulse >>> Resources and then use its filters (right upper corner) to find what may really suit you;
6; Share the opportunities that may not apply to you but can interest others;
7. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests; yes, tell these storiies too... - they will enlighten and inspire your network.

Jill Langhus
Jan 11
Jan 11

Thanks, Ana.