Updated Jun 29, 2018CLOSED

WFP Innovation Accelerator

as part of WFP Innovation Accelerator

Does your company have the potential to solve hunger? Apply to the WFP Innovation Accelerator and receive up to 100,000 USD in funding, mentorship from industry expertsand access to the world’s largest humanitarian organisation.
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CLOSEDSep 24, 2018Deadline
Up to $100,000Amount

Mandatory Requirements

StageStage 3: Proof of Concept
Implemented In:
RegionLow and Middle Income Countries
Focus AreasNutrition (Health)
Your start-up, company or NGO must be incorporated at the time of application. It can be for-profit or not-for-profit. Your innovation must at least be at the Minimum Viable Product (MVP) stage. Proof of concept is preferred.

Other Requirements

Target BeneficiariesPlease note that we prioritize projects that are designed alongside our core users—vulnerable communities—and piloted at an early stage to ensure impact and maximize cost effectiveness.
Management TeamTeam strength, experience, and commitment
Potential for ScaleYour proposal must show how working with WFP will serve your long-term strategy.REQUIRED
Financial StatementsFinancial sustainability with a clear business case that does not rely on WFP fundingREQUIRED

Application Directions

Application And Awards Process

Selected teams will be invited to participate in a Bootcamp in Munich, Germany, where they will deep dive field-level challenges, ideate solutions, and refine project plans. WFP will introduce participants to cutting-edge innovation techniques, such as human-centred design and lean start-up, to create viable business models and use cases for WFP and its beneficiaries.

The weeklong intensive Innovation Bootcamp will culminate with Pitch Night –an opportunity for teams to pitch and shine in front of investors and industry leaders. The goal is to connect teams to a network of people who could help them scale their impact.

Teams may also be selected to participate in a three-to-six-month Sprint Programme, where they may receive up to USD 100,000 in funding, field access, and hands-on support so that they can test the solution’s impact and scalability for WFP. To facilitate implementation, we help teams identify and connect with a broad network of key stakeholders, including private sector and non-profit experts, donors, mentors and WFP country offices.
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