The FTxSDG Challenge Aplications Open: Calling Impact-Driven Entrepreneurs in emerging markets.

About the Opportunity

The FTxSDG Challenge, powered by the Financial Times and Seedstars, has a mission to empower impact-driven entrepreneurs in emerging markets through a startup competition split in thematic challenges based on the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.

The FTxSDG Challenge gives entrepreneurs the opportunity to take their startups to the next level. The experience starts with participation in Investment Readiness Sessions in the lead up to the pitching competition. In parallel the individuals will be paired up with the teams to work on their solutions. Over the week of the challenge the participants will take part in masterclasses and workshops, then they will pitch their startups and ideas, get support from international mentors and the opportunity to connect to a global community of impact-driven investors. During the final day of the event the winners of each SDG theme are announced.

Sustainability Development Goas (SDG)


  • Your solution impacts one of the above SDG goals;

  • You have already built a validated MVP;

  • You have raised less than $1M;

  • You already have initial traction with your users;

  • You are operating in emerging markets.

Submission Deadline:

01 November 2021

Benefits to the Program

  • Access to the Seedstars community of mentors and investors,

  • Access to the Seedstars Growth Program,

  • Opportunity to get $500,000 in equity investment from Seedstars.

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