Advancing SDG innovation, through an ecosystem that provides young innovators with access to experts, training, and exposure to opportunities.
Young people are extremely skilled and aware of the challenges of sustainable development - but still face many challenges of their own, in promoting their solutions: from lack of funding access, to mentoring and networks, to a shared narrative or SDG alignment. The Youth Solutions Program helps accelerate the growth of youth solutions through a digital ecosystem of experts and resources, to refine their pitches, secure funding, connect with experts and mentors, and find new partnerships to grow their SDG solutions.
You have an innovative solution that addresses one or more of the SDGs. You an early stage startup - have a protoype and actively testing with users or beneficiaries.
It's your first time building a business. Maybe your a Product person, a researcher, or just someone who wants to make change. The Investment Readiness Program is a structured 6 week program that guides you through building the founder's essential skillset to become investment ready.
Even if you finish the program, you can stay in our global community. Partner with other members or continue attending our skill-building workshops. Our goal is to get your business ready to join another accelerator or ready to approach investors.
Applications to be featured in the Report open in June. Selected applicants then go to join our 16 week Investment Readiness Program. The IRP is free and run completely online, more details can be found on the website.
Have an innovative idea or a sustainable solution for social and environmental impact? Apply to the Innovation Readiness Program!
In Singapore, UNLEASH successfully convened 1000 change-makers to build solutions towards the SDGs. Teams pitched their solutions to experts, mentors, and peers and then showcased their answers to the public. Creating an ecosystem to support innovation will lead to scaling of implementable solutions that will critically address the global challenges around SDG 7 as showcased by UNLEASH 2018!
“I realized that despite my impression of this space being only for high-level and political discussions, that the core of entrepreneurship and innovation is to disrupt the status quo, that we could help unlock the potential of millions of innovators, entrepreneurs and leaders around the world.