How fair is justice if the common people don’t have access to it?
With this compelling question, the Hague Institution for Innovation of Law (HiiL) is inviting the most impactful justice startups from West Africa, East Africa, South Africa, the MENA region, and Ukraine to apply for the 2021 Justice Accelerator.
The Justice Accelerator is HiiL’s principal innovation program that funds, trains, and coaches a global cohort of justice startups providing people with access to justice at work, at home, in the neighborhood, and in business.
What should I know about the program?
Launched by the Hague Institution for Innovation of Law, the Justice Accelerator is the only initiative that focuses on preventing and resolving justice problems.
Every year, HiiL looks out for startups with the potential to grow and scale to impact thousands and even millions of people. From its inception in 2011, the program has supported more than 120 justice innovations across the globe.
Some of those have gone on to expand, impacting the lives of hundreds of thousands of people and scaling to a regional level with the potential to become global players.
How do you know if you qualify as a justice startup? A justice startup is one that empowers people with cutting-edge tech innovations to create better
- Working conditions with their employer
- Separation terms with their spouse
- Protection against theft, fraud, and violence
- Arrangements about noise, damages, and property access with their neighbor
- Housing maintenance and rent conditions with their landlord
- Agreements on ownership, registration, and use of land
contracts, fraud protection, and compliance for their small business.
Benefits of participating in HiiL’s Justice Accelerator
Selected startups stand the chance to receive:
- €10,000 non-equity seed funding;
- Intensive four-month training on business development;
- Coaching and mentorship from industry’s experts;
- Access to a global network and international exposure;
- Opportunity to network and build connections for further investment;
At the annual Innovating JusticeForum startups pitch to an international jury and compete for additional cash prizes:
1st place- €20,000
2nd place- €10,000
3rd place- €5,000
- Focus on resolving or preventing a pressing justice problem
- Have the potential to grow and scale nationwide or internationally
- Have a proven solution with increasing annual revenue and impact
- Have a scalable business model and have the potential to become financially sustainable
- Are led by committed founders and a dedicated team
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