The 2020 Migration Challenge Call for Applications is Now Open

July 13, 2020

Seedstars, in partnership with the International Organisation of Employers (IOE) and the Business Advisory Group on Migration, is to launch an open call for the Migration Challenge, a competition designed to support impact-driven ventures focused on tackling global migration problems with the help of technology.

With around 272 million migrants worldwide, the migration remains one of the most complex global issues, which requires our immediate (and continuous) action.

The good news is that technology has already proved its capability to aid migrant workers around the world all the way through the migration cycle. With the importance of utilizing technology, it is then necessary to provide migration-focused tech start-ups with the right support. That’s why we partnered with IOE and the Business Advisory Group on Migration to give impact-driven start-ups opportunities for more innovation to arise.

This year, the Migration Challenge is set to bring select and bring 20 start-ups to the 13th GFMD Summit and Tech Garden (Dubai) happening in January 2021, where the grand winner will participate in the global Seedstars Summit 2021 and will have access to the three-month Seedstars Investment Readiness Mentorship.

Applications are open to start-ups offering solutions in any industry that directly aim to improve migration systems responding to labour market needs. Qualified participants must offer solutions in any of the following fields:

  • FinTech
  • HR Tech
  • CivicTech
  • EdTech
  • AgriTech
  • Remittance
  • other migration-related services.

For more information about the program, eligibility criteria and application, please visit the Migration Challenge page. Applications are open from 6 July to 25 August 2020.

For any questions regarding the Migration Challenge, please contact Francesca Tiziana Bombassei at tiziana[at]seedstars.com.

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