LAUNCH CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
19th of August 2021
Finding novel solutions to promote digital democracy and uphold a democratic online space for all
The Digital Democracy Challenge seeks innovative, low-cost, and viable digital solutions to uphold civic and democratic public space when the rights to freedom of expression and association are restricted. The project seeks digital solutions to keep the democratic space alive, maintain a space for dialogue and ideas, and provide first-hand accounts of government activities.
Be part of a global hackathon!
The program calls on socially committed citizens worldwide, problem solvers, creative minds, democracy experts, programmers, graphic and web designers to come together in a 72-hour collaborative digital process. The process will finish on a Demo Day where the participants will pitch in front of a jury.
Technology has facilitated inclusive participation far beyond any other means of communication. It has also served to promote democracy and expand citizen participation while also reaching people who have been left out of democratic processes. Hence, it is vitally important that we come together to develop innovative solutions and contribute to furthering Goal 16 of the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The program comes at the forefront of finding novel solutions to promote digital democracy and uphold a democratic and civic space.
Who can Participate?
Seedstars is a Swiss-based group with the mission to impact people’s lives in emerging markets through technology and entrepreneurship, with a particular focus on the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN. Seedstars connects stakeholders, builds companies from scratch with public and private partners and invests in high-growth ventures within these ecosystems. Seedstars aims at fostering impact investing and impact entrepreneurship over the world. Through different activities, that range from venture scouting, events organization to company building and entrepreneurial education programs.MORE DETAILS
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Hong Kong startup Divao wins $10K in Seedstars’ global digital democracy hackathon
The Digital Democracy Challenge has declared its winners: 1. Divao ($10K USD), 2. SafeNow ($8K USD), and 3. Crowd Journal ($6K USD).
Having the biggest positive impact in emerging markets is our mission and purpose as a company.