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  The World Summit Award rewards young innovators from across the world—26 years old and younger –who are leveraging digital technology to build solutions which enable the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (US SDGs). Ideally, their solutions will be market-ready or already launched in their target markets.
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Note that this award is non-monetary. However, it guarantees that winners will enjoy long-term partnerships capable of powering their growth, and global exposure that will give their brand greater recognition well beyond the borders of their home country. Benefits will also accrue to nominees, including broad coverage of the work that they do.
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Startups selected as winners of the World Summit Award will enjoy these benefits:
  • Take part in the World Summit Award’s (WSA) pitching seminars, sessions in front of an international audience, special workshops, and engagement with jurors and international guests at the WSA Global Congress
  • Get integrated into a community of global digital content developers
  • Connect with WSA’s network of experts and industry leaders spread across more than 180 countries
  • Engage the sponsors and partners of the WSA
  • Boost brand exposure through special coverage on the WSA’s website, YouTube channel, and other social media platforms
  • Cataloguing of their solutions in the WSA’s official print publication
  • Receive a winner’s certificate

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The World Summit Award is open to persons who meet these criteria:
  • Be an individual, startup, NGO or other collective from UN member nations
  • At least one of the founders and a majority of the team at applying organizations should be under the age of 26
  • All submissions must be launched products (no ideas, drafts or unfinished projects will be accepted)
Applications will remain open until October 10, 2023. If you would like to apply for this opportunity, you can do so HERE. Featured Image Source: Opportunities For Africans
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This article was first published on 29th September 2023


Ikenna Nwachukwu holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He loves to look at the world through multiple lenses- economic, political, religious and philosophical- and to write about what he observes in a witty, yet reflective style.

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