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.
UNICEF is currently looking to invest in companies developing blockchain-based software solutions.
Examples of areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
The funding is not necessarily limited to the above.
1. You must be registered as a private company in a UNICEF programme country;
2. You are working on open source technology solutions or willing to be open-source under the following licenses or their equivalent: BSD, GNU, MIT (software), CERN, MIT, TAPR (hardware), or CC-BY (content);
3. You have an existing prototype of the solution with promising results from initial pilots;
4. Your solution has the potential to positively impact the lives of children.
If you are aligned with the general criteria, they want to hear from you.
Applicants have the opportunity to receive a portion of funding in cryptocurrency (bitcoin or ether) through the recently launched CryptoFund.
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The UNICEF Innovation Fund is looking to make up to $100K equity-free investments (in USD and/or cryptocurrency) to provide early stage (seed) financing and mentoring to for-profit technology startups that have the potential to benefit humanity.
We are interested in companies that use distributed ledger tech in new, groundbreaking, ways that are scalable, and globally applicable. We are currently looking to invest in companies developing blockchain-based software solutions.
Female-founded start-ups are encouraged to apply
Deadline: July 26, 2020.
For more information, please visit https://www.unicef.org/innovation/applyBlockchainCrypto