Application Deadline:August 25, 2020

The global call for applications for the 2020 Migration Challenge is now open. In partnership with the International Organisation of Employers (IOE) and the Business Advisory Group of Migration, Seedstars is looking at rewarding innovative early-stage Human Resources, FinTech, CivicTech and EdTech start-ups with solution-oriented products to improve migration systems that respond to labour market needs.

The solutions should assist with better matching of employment sectors facing skills shortages with trained regular migrant workers – ex-pats, temporary workers, seasonal workers, intra-company transferees. The solutions should also provide ways for governments to share information and best practices to improve their policies. Finally, they should provide migrant workers with access to financial, educational, labor mobility services.

Application Criteria

All applications must comply with the following criteria:

The start-up must be an existing solution under 4 years of existence (averagely 2 y.o.) 

The start-up must be a pre-seed, seed, or early-stage start-up with a minimum viable product (MVP).

Have a maximum of USD 500,000 of funding to date.

Primary users of the product should be governments, employers and migrant workers.

Selection Process

The selection process for applicants looks likes this:

Application process opens : July 6, 2020

Application process closes​ : August 25, 2020

Finalists to be announced: September 2020

Winner to be chosen January 2021

Finalists will pitch for the prize during the 13th GFMD Summit, to be held in Dubai in January 2021.5

Winner to take part in Global Seedstars’ Summit 2021 April 2021

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Seedstars Migration Challenge 2020

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