Deadline: February 10, 2023
The Investment Readiness Programme (IRP) is a 16-week accelerator programme that prepares young social entrepreneurs under the age of 35 from across the globe for investment readiness through one-on-one mentorship, curated training, peer-to-peer networking, and other opportunities to foster youth innovation. This year’s IRP is its sixth edition and will occur between May 2023 to August 2023.
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 UN SDSN Youth Solutions Programme 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.
- Successful participants stand a chance to be selected for the 2023 Youth Solutions Pitch Competition.
- Applicant should be 18-35 years;
- Venture is registered in the country of operation;
- Represent early-stage-for-profit SDG focused start-ups.
Applications close on Friday, February 10, 2023 at 11:59pm UTC. Applicants will be shortlisted by a selection committee of industry professionals and be contacted to participate in an interview.
This application process is competitive and only a limited number of spots will be offered in the programme. Only shortlisted applicants (those invited to interviews) will be contacted.