UNLEASH Plus is a global 6-month incubation program for entrepreneurs working on social or environmental challenges, in line with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
The program provides teams with the right skills, mindsets, and resources to test and launch their solutions and design them for large-scale impact.
This year, the program is open to all youth entrepreneurs looking to advance solutions that address the SDGs.
Co-hosted with UNLEASH’s Lead Scale Partner, Chemonics International, the program supports teams with an early-stage prototype to become an impactful social venture.
UNLEASH Plus enables teams to create an effective organizational strategy, build a cohesive vision and team, develop clear financials towards fundraising goals, determine a go-to-market approach, and measure their impact.
Participants grow through action-oriented learning materials, join interactive workshops, and receive direct support from world-class experts.
Facilitated connections to investors and partners are made throughout the program to accelerate teams’ intended positive impact.
We are excited to announce that we are opening UNLEASH Plus applications on July 5, 2021, until the application deadline on July 25th, 2021, at 23:59 Pacific Time.
UNLEASH Plus is designed for young innovators around the world who are solving problems to achieve the SDGs.
Applicants may be social entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, or activists who have an early-stage solution but seek support to further test, refine, and plan its launch.
Participants do not need to be working on their ventures full-time to qualify for the program.
Previous experience participating in UNLEASH programs is beneficial, but it is not required.
To participate in UNLEASH Plus, please note the following criteria before proceeding with your application:
- At least 2 team members in the applying team
At least half of the team members below 35 years of age
A tested prototype of a solution that addresses one or more of the SDGs
Documented feedback, references, or testimonials from early testing with real users
Less than 50,000 USD raised to date
Ability to commit at least 4 hours per team per week for the duration of the program
If you did participate previously in UNLEASH, note that the solution you apply here does not have to be created at one of our programs. You can apply with a solution you developed before, during, or after.
Note that all types of solutions (products, services, programs, campaigns, etc.) can be prototyped. A prototype is a simplified representation of your solution that a user can experience to give you feedback.
For example, a partnership model could have a draft agreement or Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) as a prototype. A software application can have a sketched user interface, or a product solution can have a physical mock-up of the design.
While prototypes themselves can be varied, they all share the same trait of being designed for testing one or more features of the solution with users to gather feedback.
For more insight into the application process and the UNLEASH Plus program please read our Frequently Asked Questions resource.
How To Apply & participate in UNLEASH Plus 2021
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Application Deadline: 25th July, 2021, at 23:59 Pacific Time