UNLEASH+ 2020 Program, Chemonics International, USA

Publish Date: Jul 24, 2020

Deadline: Jul 27, 2020

UNLEASH+ 2020 Program

UNLEASH+ is a 6-month pre-acceleration program designed to support teams of 2-4 members with at least one UNLEASH alumnus, having prototyped and tested a solution addressing the SDGs. It provides new tools, support from world-class experts, and access to relevant partners. The program’s goal is that teams design their solutions for scaled impact and successfully bring them to market. It includes three components:

PART 1 – UNLEASH+ Online: a 14-week online program focusing on the teams driving solutions to address the SDGs, further developing their prototypes, and preparing a full business case to effectively and sustainably reach beneficiaries.

PART 2 – UNLEASH+ Bootcamp: a 4-day bootcamp (held online this year) with highly tailored support for the teams and the opportunity to pitch to a panel of funders and partners.

PART 3. UNLEASH+ Connect: support on the next steps after the program, and connections with partner capacity builders and funders to take the solution further.

As is the case for the global Innovation Lab, the UNLEASH+ bootcamp, which is normally an in-person component of UNLEASH+, will not be held physically in 2020 due to COVID-19. We are therefore moving the bootcamp online, without compromising on experience, quality, and outcomes.

What we do

Source global top talents with the vision and drive required to disrupt conventional solutions and create a better and more sustainable world.

Develop next generation ideas and partner talents with individuals, companies, NGOs, government agencies, investors and foundations that are at the forefront of innovation and global development.


Support winning ideas towards realization through ongoing support and a global network of partners.

Local Hackathons for the SDGs

The UNLEASH Hacks are localized innovation processes addressing sustainability challenges in specific contexts. With the UNLEASH community and methodology as a foundation, they can be highly adapted to local needs. Through a collaborative 2-day event, organized by UNLEASH Alumni, passionate talents work with local stakeholders and community leaders to collectively solve problems and contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).To best address local challenges, 3 different Hack formats are available: problem solving, prototyping, and implementation.

A Pre-Accelerator for Alumni co-hosted by Chemonics International

UNLEASH+ is a pre-accelerator for early-stage solutions with a tested prototype. UNLEASH+ strives to fill the gap between building a prototype and reaching users and customers with a solution. UNLEASH+ is not an accelerator program, but rather it is a way to help teams be ready to fully launch their solution and/or to access a network of partner accelerators. Therefore, UNLEASH+ is looking for solutions with early traction or that have not yet entered the market but can be ready to do so. Teams should have a prototype of their solution (e.g. of their service, technology, product, or model) and should also have documented feedback from testing this prototype with real users. In essence, this means teams that have completed the Prototype Phase and Testing Phase gate requirements at the UNLEASH Innovation Lab.

UNLEASH+ 2020 is co-hosted by our Lead Scale Partner Chemonics International.

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