SMEs and Ventures

APPLY: UNDP/Seedstars ImpactAim SDGs Tech PreAccelerator Program for growth-stage businesses

Application Deadline: 11 February 2022

ImpactAim SDGs Tech PreAccelerator powered by UNDP, Seedstars, and Financial Times is a 15-day intensive online PreAccelerator that will immerse the participants in business and impact venture building exercises, with unique opportunities to build first-hand connections and networking with over 60 domain experts, mentors, investors.

The PreAcccelerator is designed to support selected ventures to further build on their impact-oriented solutions, and prepare them for impact pitching and fundraising from impact investors and philanthropists.

UNDP pre-acceleration initiative is being set up to support growth-stage businesses with viable and effective solutions to be deployed across a diverse set of users and contexts globally. The initiative is focused on both innovative technology solutions and transformative business models, as well as services and products addressing challenges related to addressing poverty & inequality through access to financial technology, education, health and jobs, environment and energy, gender equality as per the major priority directions outlined in UNDP’s strategic plan for 2022-2025.

Eligibility Requirements

Apply if you’re:

  • Directly or indirectly address at least one of the following SDG-related thematic challenges: FinTech for SDGs, Good Health and Well-being, Quality Education, Gender Equality, Affordable and Clean Energy.
  • A venture with a product or service with proven technical and economic feasibility (beyond MVP), a proven market, and an emerging customer base.
  • A venture that has specific and identifiable beneficiaries
  • Scalable with the potential to have systemic and transformative effect

** The ImpactAim SDGs Tech PreAccelerator is free of charges **


  • Over two weeks, Fifty selected ventures will have full access to our PreAccelerator sessions and activities that will be running 3 hours daily.
  • The participants will be taking part in impact venture building masterclasses and workshops, 1:1 exclusive coaching sessions from UNDP and guest mentors, and networking events with fellow ventures. 
  • By the end of the programme, cohort best 15 will be selected to pitch to investors on Demo Day and to connect with global investors including Angels, Venture Capitals, Family Offices, Corporate Investors, Philanthropist, and Investor Networks


  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: 11 February 2022
  • PREACCELERATION DATES: 21 February – 7 March 2022
  • DEMO DAY: Mid-March

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the UNDP/Seedstars ImpactAim SDGs Tech PreAccelerator Program 2022

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