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Conrad Foundation — Spirit of Innovation Challenge 2018-2019

The Spirit of Innovation Challenge is a worldwide competition for youth ages 13-18 to create commercially viable products or services to address issues of global sustainability. Categories include “Energy and Environment” (among others). Ideas are submitted by student teams, which can be international, if desired. There is a fee for team registration. The winning teams […]

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MIT Enterprise Forum Pan Arab — Arab Start-Up Competition

The Arab Startup Competition is a yearly competition run by the MIT Enterprise Forum Pan Arab in three different tracks: Ideas; Startups; and Social Entrepreneurship. Previous winners include examples in agricultural irrigation, transportation efficiency, and other green themes. The winning entrepreneurs are awarded prizes worth more than US$160 thousand as well as training, mentorship, coaching, media exposure, […]

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Spark International — Y-Her for Women’s Enterprises in Africa

Y-Her is looking for African female founders running high-impact ventures aimed at improving the lives and women and girls. Up to 15 selected participants will take part in a week-long intensive entrepreneurship program, have access to professional mentorship, and the chance to win a total of AU$50 thousand in investment funding to help scale their […]

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Vital Voices — Fellowships for Women Entrepreneurs

Vital Voices offers GROW Fellowships to women entrepreneurs from Latin America, the Caribbean, the MENA region, and Sub-Saharan Africa. The program includes customized business skills training, technical assistance, leadership development, and access to networks to grow their businesses. Thematic business areas may include agriculture, fisheries, and forestry with potential for growth. The deadline for applications […]

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Swedish Institute — Women’s Social Enterprise in the MENA Region

The Swedish Institute supports “She Entrepreneurs” to develop women’s leadership in social enterprise in the Middle East and North Africa. She Entrepreneurs is intended for women who have already started to build a social business (possibly in subject areas relevant to the Terra Viva Grants Directory). The program consists of seminars, workshops, and interactive learning […]

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Obama Foundation — Civic Innovation Fellowship 2018

The Obama Foundation Fellowship supports outstanding civic innovators (organizers, inventors, artists, entrepreneurs, journalists, and more) from around the world. The two-year, non-residential fellowship will offer training, resources, and leadership development to 20 participants. Submissions are accepted from individuals who are working to solve important public problems in creative and powerful ways. Thematic areas may include […]

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Ashden Awards — International Awards for Sustainable Energy 2018

Ashden supports projects in sustainable energy in the UK and the developing world. The awards are made to pioneers in sustainable energy, saving energy, generating renewable energy, or promoting behavior change. The competition for the International Awards is open to businesses, nonprofit organizations, NGOs, and social enterprises whose activities take place in Africa, Latin America, […]

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Amani Institute — Social Innovation Management 2018

The Amani Institute offers a post-graduate certificate in social innovation management that emphasizes leadership, communication, entrepreneurship and management, and creativity and problem solving. For 2018, Amani will accept up to 40 fellows worldwide for assignment to either Brazil or Kenya during the immersion training of four months. Fellows represent a diversity of fields contributing to […]

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Rise Fund — Under 30 Impact Challenge

The Rise Fund is partnering with Forbes and Echoing Green to sponsor the “Under 30 Impact Challenge.” The challenge is designed to celebrate entrepreneurs around the world, under the age of 30, who are building successful for-profit enterprises that drive positive social and environmental impact. The eligible sectors include energy, food and agriculture, and five […]

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