Call for Entries: Vodafone Techstarter Social Innovation Award

Closing Date: 23.10 2018. The award honors United Kingdom efforts to create the best environment for developing and scaling new innovations that help people, drive prosperity and wellbeing for communities and the environment.

Open to UK-based social tech ventures and charities seeking funding and access to expertise to help take transformational ideas from start-up to scale-up. Although organisations must be based in the United Kingdom, projects may operate and help people outside of the United Kingdom.

Award Categories

Category 1: Not-for-profit awards – supported by the Vodafone Foundation
• Four (4) winners will receive a £35,000 award in cash each
• Open to charities, social businesses, social enterprises, and community interest companies (CICs) which have a social mission defined in the governing documents
• Each Award will be comprised of £35,000 in cash, and a full 12-month programme of support and value-in-kind

Category 2: For-profit awards – supported by Vodafone UK
• Four (4) winners will receive a £35,000 award in cash each
• Open to commercial businesses, enterprises and for-profit start-ups which have a social mission defined in the governing documents
• Each Award will be comprised of £35,000 in cash, and a full 12-month programme of support and value-in-kind

Vodafone Champions award
• Two (2) winners will receive an award of £10,000 cash each
• Winners will be chosen by popular vote amongst Vodafone employees across UK
• One winner will be a not-for-profit organisation, and the other will be a for-profit company
• Vodafone Champions Award winners can also be winners in Categories 1 or 2

Support and value-in-kind:
• Vodafone Techstarters will also receive a customised 12-month programme of in-kind support including: in-depth mentorship and access to expert consultation across a range of technical, legal and supply-chain areas; marketing and communications support; investment advice & support; access to commercial partnerships; and full access to the support and network of our partners at Social Tech Trust.

Hosted by Vodafone, Social Tech Trust, and the Vodafone Foundation.

https://www.vodafone.co.uk/mobile/vodafone-techstarter

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