YHER PACIFIC ISLANDS ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAM 2020admin March 24, 2020 0 COMMENTS
Deadline: 24 April 2020
Open to: Entrepreneurs based in any of the 22 Pacific island Countries
Benefits: A total of USD 5,935 in prize funding is awarded at the High Tea event, and an additional USD 23,742 total in grant funding or investment.
ygap is an International Development not-for-profit with an innovative approach to poverty alleviation. Pacific Islands is a program by ygap Pacific Islands to support female-led social enterprises that are improving the lives of people living in poverty across the Pacific Islands region. The yher program provides the region’s most promising women entrepreneurs with access to the skills, knowledge, connections, funding, and community they need to build sustainable and scalable ventures. They have started highly successful social enterprises, run global campaigns and accelerated 515 startup impact ventures across five countries, helping change the lives of 954,754 people living in poverty.
Your yher journey doesn’t end at the end of the program. You become part of the yher alumni and continue to benefit from their network of mentors, investors and other alumni. The program starts in Fiji 18 May 2020.
In order to apply:
- You must have at least one female co-founder who will participate in the program.
- Your venture must exist to improve the lives of people living in poverty and align with one or more of the Global Sustainable Development Goals. yher is looking ventures (they can be non-profit, social enterprise or for-profit) with a clear social impact that is core to your business model, and not just an accidental by-product.
- You intimately understand the problem that you are trying to solve in your community.
A total of USD 5,935 in prize funding is awarded at the High Tea event to the winners of our peer review and audience votes. An additional USD 23,742 total in grant funding or investment will be awarded at the end of the 6-month program between the two most promising ventures. Successful applicants are asked to fund their own travel (flights) to Fiji for the one-week live-in accelerator program, from their home location, but all accommodation and food costs whilst in Fiji, during the program, will be covered by ygap. Following the week-long training, the yher program will provide your venture with, tailored mentorship opportunities and perks from their partners.
How to Apply?
All applicants must apply through their online application form.
For more information about the application process, please visit the official website.