The challenge welcomes solutions from innovative women-founded companies that provide solutions to or solves any of the following:
Circular Economy: How do we create a fully circular global economy where waste is eliminated, resources continually circulated and nature regenerated? We are looking for entrepreneurs that are addressing:
Recycling, Reuse and Returnability of packaging
New packaging material alternatives & innovations
Solutions for Materials Tracking & Tracing
New forms for packaging
Water Stewardship: Help us create and implement sustainable practices to improve our water efficiency, our watershed health and build a more water secure world. We are looking for entrepreneurs that are addressing:
Regenerative Agriculture: Let’s help farmers transition to regenerative practices and produce high yielding, high quality crops by leveraging nature-based solutions as well as science, technology and financing. We are looking for entrepreneurs that are addressing:
Climate action: Help us reduce our carbon footprint to net zero and lead the way on the production and use of renewable energy. We are looking for entrepreneurs that are addressing:
Inclusive growth: Help us implement innovative solutions for societal equity, workplace inclusion, economic prosperity and long-term environmental health. We are looking for entrepreneurs that are addressing:
Biodiversity: Help us protect, renew and grow the biodiversity of all ecosystems. We are looking for entrepreneurs that are addressing:
Health and Wellness: Help us find solutions to promote health and wellbeing in our communities as we work to build better, more equitable and thriving societies. We are looking for entrepreneurs that are addressing:
Aligned: Evidently aligned with the SDG5 challenge. See ‘About’.
Youth-led: Founded by a person aged 18 – 30.
Women-founded: Led and founded by at least one woman founder.
Focused: Well-structured time horizon, identified key stakeholders and beneficiaries, and proposed outcomes that are reasonable and well thought out.
Market ready: Product/service already in market or ready to go to market.
Impactful: Solutions must have a positive social impact, for example generating employment, or developing skills.
Measurable: Impacts of solutions must have been adequately measured and/or be measurable.
Financially viable: Must be able to achieve efficiency and to survive independently through the resources they generate and/or the investments and donations they attract.
Scalable: Potential to perform as well or better after expanding in scope or size and/or being transported to other regions.
The winning solution will join the fifth cohort of organisations supported by the 100+ Accelerator. Participation in the program includes:
Pilot:The 100+ Accelerator gives promising startups an opportunity to pilot their innovation within a global corporate supply chain (AB InBev, The Coca Cola Company, Colgate- Palmolive, or Unilever) and bring their solutions to market faster.
Investment: To that end, the 100+ Accelerator provides up to $100,000 USD to each startup for a proof of concept pilot to prove the viability of the solution.
Ongoing mentorship: The 100+ Accelerator also provides critical hands-on support to startups through a robust curriculum of business skills and by assigning dedicated teams of the corporate partner´s mentors and experts to guide them through the pilot process.
One Young World Summit: In addition, one representative of the winning solution will be invited to participate in the One Young World Summit 2023 which takes place in Belfast from 2 - 5 October.
Islamic University in Uganda
Uganda Christian University
Islamic University in Uganda