UNICEF Funding opportunity, deadline in 3 days

Brian Behlendorf

Sorry if my subject line sounded a bit scammy! But this is legit and interesting and I thought the members of both the Social Impact and Public Sector SIGs would be interested.


Deadline: July 26, 2020

**Female-founded start-ups are encouraged to apply 

The UNICEF Innovation Fund is looking to make up to $100K equity-free investments (in USD and/or cryptocurrency) to provide early stage (seed) financing and mentoring to for-profit technology startups that have the potential to benefit humanity.  Applicants have the opportunity to receive a portion of funding in cryptocurrency (bitcoin or ether) through our recently launched CryptoFund. Given the current global climate and a dramatic shift to a digital world as a result of COVID-19, open-source solutions that address critical needs for society are as important as ever.

If you have a start-up registered in one of UNICEF’s programme countries and have a working, open source blockchain prototype (or you are willing to make it open-source) showing promising results, we are looking for you.



Brian Behlendorf
Executive Director, Hyperledger
Twitter: @brianbehlendorf