The Global Justice Accelerator opens applications for the Innovating Justice Challenge 2023 for startups in 2023.
The Global Justice Accelerator is the only startup programme and innovation ecosystem builder in the world entirely dedicated to access to justice. Justice Accelerator supports innovators who have developed solutions that need support to scale. With Justice Innovation Labs we offer a process to our national partners to develop fundable projects to develop or improve national game-changers.
The Innovation Labs bring together stakeholders who share a common concern around a given justice goal or challenge. The participants recognize the need for new justice solutions and are willing to collaborate on designing and implementing such solutions. In the Lab, teams dive deep into the justice challenge, design different solutions, and develop investable project propositions.
The competition is an opportunity for learning and interaction between coaches, alumni, and a global network of Gamechangers reimagining the justice sector in hotspots around the world.
Worth of Award
HiiL’s Justice Accelerator offers you a 4-month long programme that provides you with:
- €10,000 non-equity funding.
- Workshops delivered by industry specialists on a variety of topics from impact measurement to marketing, commercial strategy and financial modelling
- A dedicated coach and a network of expert mentors
- Access to HiiL’s global network of justice stakeholders and practitioners, as well as top-notch research and development
- International exposure and potential investment opportunities.
- Chance to win up to €20.000 at Demo Day
Startups from MENA, Kenya and Nigeria who have:
- People-centred solutions that prevent or resolve justice problems*
- A functioning product with some traction (number of users, revenue, etc.) indicating proof of customer demand. Startups in earlier stages are encouraged to contact their respective regional innovation hubs to find out about our ideation and incubation programmes.
- A strong team of the founder(s).
- A revenue model
- Ambition to scale beyond the immediate target market
Please note this is a non-exhaustive selection of examples.
- Claiming platforms for government entitlements/social security
- Platforms preventing fraud via KYC, identity management and fraud detection services (to improve access, to employment, finance and insurance)
- Legal marketplaces provide access to legal information, advice and representation
- Platforms providing basic financial services (payments, savings, wallets) for the un- and under-banked
- Platforms preventing GBV, theft and serious crime by providing information, guidance and security hardware
- Online dispute resolution platforms
- Building & tenancy management platforms
Deadline: March 31, 2023.