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Apply to the 2017 Tigo Digital Changemakers Competition!

We are currently accepting applications to the 2017 Tigo Digital Changemakers Competition - be sure to submit your application by Friday November 17th, 2017. Sign up for an account or log in.

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1 - How to Apply: click here for further information about our application process.

2 - About the Tigo Digital Changemaker program: read our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 

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Important Dates (these dates may be subject to change)

Application deadline:
November 17, 2017

Decision on semi-finalists:
November 20, 2017

Concept Development Workshop (for semi-finalists):
Between November 23 - 26, 2017

December 4, 2017

Jury (for finalists):
December 5, 2017

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Digital Changemakers Selection Criteria

The Problem:

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

The Solution:

  • Should fit one of the following themes:
    • Digital Inclusion
    • Financial Inclusion
  • Create meaningful social impact 
  • 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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Get help preparing your application.

Download our Application Guide (pdf.)