2nd Call for Applications
Solve Global Challenges in
the Asia-Pacific region
Impact Collective is a community-driven investment and acceleration program for startups focusing on opportunities in Asia-Pacific. The program runs in partnership with TheVentures, an investor and incubator for early-stage startups, and Citypreneurs, an UN-backed ecosystem building and growth platform for startups.
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.
Application opens from
July 1 to August 15, 2021
and the program will operate from
September to November 2021
Based on a community voting system, consisting of a total of over 100 experts, the top 10 teams will be guaranteed to receive a minimum of USD50k investments increasing up to a possible USD 500k.
The program also offers Fast Track investment of USD 100k to the selected 50 startups.
The 6 themes
Startups will submit their entries under one of the following six categories, under the framework of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Innovations that will help communities and individuals to access inclusive healthcare and prepare for aging well.
Innovations that will help communities and businesses work towards zero-waste and create more sustainable methods of producing, sourcing, and discarding products.
Solutions around resilient farming technology and accessible food supply chains that will help preserve land and water ecosystems.
Innovations that will curb the effects of global warming and help build greener and more resilient communities.
Innovations that can help make technology and digital literacy more accessible and inclusive.
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.
- July 1st, 2021: Application Opens
- Aug. 15th, 2021: Application Deadline
- Sept. 6th – 9th, 2021: Welcome Call
- Sept. 8th – 10th, 2021: IC Camp
- Sept. 13th – Nov. 7th, 2021: Impact & Theme Sessions,
Office Hours & Homegroup, and Ecosystem Mapping
- November 8th – 12th, 2021: Demo Day & Final Voting