What?: SDG Cart is launching the first edition of SBI Mutual funds presents SDG Innovation Competition. The competition aims to support start-ups and scale-up stage businesses that develop innovative solutions, to make a positive social impact, in line with any one of the Sustainable Development Goals laid down by the United Nations.
How?: The first step is to fill the given form. : Register Here.
The first 500 applications will be judged on the social impact, value, and replicability of the idea, out of which 20 finalists will be narrowed down.
Then the candidates will be allowed to make relevant changes to their submission and the top 10 applications will reach the third level.
The finalists will be invited to develop their project plans with the support of subject matter experts at SDG Cart. With training from an experienced pitch coach, finalists will present their final concept.
Why?: In association with SBI Mutual funds, SDG Cart aims to support deserving sustainable startups in the best possible way. It offers multiple benefits to the contenders along with exposure to an eminent panel of judges. The top 10 finalists can get the following perks:
can win exciting prizes
subsidized listing on the platform
coverage on ‘Live Interactions with Global Change Makers’ and certificates
a course of their choice from the listed programs on IICSR
will secure a Boot camp session on pitching and fundraising.
Apart from these, the contenders get a chance to interact with and be evaluated by eminent jury members such as Mr. Ashwini Saxena (CEO, JSW Foundation), Mr. Anirban Ghosh (Chief Sustainability Officer, Mahindra Group), Mr. Tanmoy Chakraborty (Group Government Affairs Officer, Tata Sons), Mr. Nixon Joseph (President, SBI Foundation), Ms. Anupam Nidhi (CSR Head, Vedanta), Mr. Larry Johnson (Founder, 8 Principles USA) and others.