The second cohort of the Migration Entrepreneurship Prize, a program for socially oriented startups with an objective to improve the inclusion of migrants in the Middle East and Africa, is now accepting applications.
The initiative, which is a collaboration between Seedstars and the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) Peace and Human Rights Division, seeks to empower and support areas particularly susceptible to strong migration movements, such as the Middle East and Africa, by addressing the underlying causes of irregular migration and strengthening migrants’ socio-economic rights.
The Migration Entrepreneurship Prize is searching for socially-driven startups on a quest to improve migrants’ economic inclusion after the first cohort of 20 startups were chosen for solutions ranging from financial services, education, health, and much more. Business owners from Sub-Saharan Africa, North Africa, and the Middle East will be targeted for the program.
Startups that address the positive aspects of migration while also lowering migrants’ weaknesses, social-driven businesses that relieve population pressure along migration routes, and entrepreneurs who offer products and services straight to migrants are all encouraged to apply.
The Migration Entrepreneurship Prize is also launching a Tunisia track, which will provide additional support to Tunisian entrepreneurs who participate in the program.
How to apply
Are you an African startup? Click here to apply. The deadline for application is Saturday, May 28, 2022.
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