February Central Roundup: Opportunities and Events on Social Impact

February 15, 2021

Opportunities

 

The Microsoft Azure Virtual Hackathon 2021

Microsoft

Deadline: February 22, 2021

Inviting data enthusiasts, developers, engineers, designers, and entrepreneurs from APAC to solve real-world business challenges using Azure AI! With themes on i) Banking & Finance, ii) Healthcare, iii) Telecommunication, iv) Education and v) Wildcard – here is your chance to use free Microsoft Azure credits to create your solutions!

Apply: https://discover-ai-with-microsoft.agorize.com/en/challenges/msazurevirtualhack-2021

3Zero Micro Grant Applications

3Zero

Extended Deadline: February 28, 2021

About: The 3Zero Philippines will be awarding five (5) projects with Php 100,000 to implement their project idea that will address any of the issues under Zero Exclusion, Zero Carbon, and Zero Poverty. 

Apply: https://www.gk1world.org/3zerohouseph.aspx

LEAD Fellowship

Asia Foundation and USAID

Deadline: February 28, 2021

YouthLed aims to increase civic engagement among Filipino youth leaders through three main components: leadership development, coalition-building, and civic education & engagement activities in contexts that are relevant to them, while strengthening their participation in democratic governance. The results of these components will contribute to strengthening democratic governance among Filipino youth. From access to grants to mentorship and network-building, there are plenty of reasons why the LEAD Fellowship is the perfect opportunity to develop your leadership skills.

Apply now: https://www.youthledph.org

UGRAD

US Embassy in the Philippines

Deadline: February 28, 2021 (5:00 PM, Eastern Time). 

The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD) provides a diverse group of emerging student leaders with a scholarship for one semester of non-degree academic study at a U.S. college or university. The program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and aims to recruit participants from underrepresented, non-elite backgrounds, who have not had other opportunities to study in the United States. Successful applicants can expect an in-depth exposure to U.S. society, culture, and academic institutions, as well as opportunities to enhance their professional skills.

Apply: https://bit.ly/2021UGRAD

Ideaspace 9th Acceleration Program

Ideaspace Foundation

Deadline: February 28, 2021 (Round 1)

IdeaSpace is now accepting applications for its 2021 acceleration program. Looking for tech and tech-enabled startups looking to solve urgent problems across different industries and sectors, power the Philippines’ digital economy, and contribute to a better normal. 

Apply: https://cutt.ly/IdeaSpace2021Acceleration 

Haquathon 2.0

Deadline: March 14, 2021

Save Philippine Seas and US Embassy of the Philippines

The search for tech-based solutions to save our seas is back! The Haquathon seeks individuals, groups, or organizations to create and pilot solutions that address coastal- and marine-related sustainability issues. Proposals may be a platform, software, hardware, or piece of equipment. Haquathon 2.0 (H20) is looking for solutions from the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, and Malaysia. Proposals must fall under one of the five themes: (i) climate change; (ii) illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing; (iii) sustainable tourism; (iv) seatizen engagement; and (v) sustainable consumption and production.

Apply: https://www.savephilippineseas.org/haquathon2

Bulan Merkado 

Mindanao Pride

Deadline: Ongoing

“Bulan Merkado” an online platform developed by Mindanao Pride that features small and micro LGBTIQ+ entrepreneurs and service providers to promote their products and/or services and help them recuperate from the negative impacts of the pandemic.

Learn more: http://www.mindanaopride.org/

 

Events

 

Ideaspace Foundation

Feb 17, 2021 Founders’ panel: Tips and tricks for applying to the IdeaSpace program 

Feb 19, 2021 Crowdfunding 101: How startups can venture to Crowdfunding

Feb 24, 2021 Ask Me Anything: Last-minute tips for startup founders 

Feb 25, 2021 Writeshop #2: Writing workshop for the acceleration program

 

Villgro

Feb 24, 2021 Impact Investment and Economic Recovery

 

Makesense

March 3, 2021 Re_Action Fest

 


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