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Welcome to Reach for Change!

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Reach for Change works in partnership with socially committed companies around the world to find and support the world's most promising early-stage social entrepreneurs working to improve the lives of children. 

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Important Dates

Application deadline:
November 18, 2016

Decision on semi-finalists:
November 23, 2016

Concept Development Workshop (for semi-finalists):
Between November 23 - 28, 2016

Interviews:
November 29, 2016

Jury (for finalists):
November 30, 2016 

Our selection criteria

The Problem:

  • Acknowledged by sector experts
  • Strong understanding of the problem and the context around the problem

The Solution:

  • Should fit into one of the following themes: Digital Inclusion or Financial Inclusion
  • Should create meaningful social impact for children
  • Impact strategy should be in place
  • System change strategy should be in place

The Product:

  • Uses mobile or digital technology at its core
  • Must have a working prototype in place
  • Must have been tested with potential users

The Entrepreneur:

  • Must demonstrate leadership and entrepreneurial acumen
  • Must demonstrate that he/she is a “good fit” for support from Tigo and Reach for Change
  • Must demonstrate that he/she is honest, trustworthy and reliable
  • Must be to working full time on proposed solution

The Organisation:

  • Must be at an early growth phase
  • Must have strong potential for Financial Sustainability
  • Must have a strong team
  • Must have robust operations
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