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$9M UNICEF fund for emerging market startups

UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund) has a $9M Innovation Fund aimed at helping 60 startups in emerging markets – Zimbabwe is one of the countries that is eligible.

If your team has a product (or idea) that is a good match, quickly submit your Expression of Interest (closing date is 26 February 2016). For consideration, the solution should fall under any one of the following categories:

  1. products for youth under 25 to address a range of needs including learning and youth
  2. real-time information for decision making and governance
  3. infrastructure to increase access to services and information, including connectivity, power, finance, sensors and transport. 

Additionally, the software component is expected to be licensed under a open source licence (BSD, LGPL, or Affero GPL) whilst the design and content should be under a Creative Commons license (CC-BY or CC-BY-SA). More terms and details can be found on the funds FAQ page.

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