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YGAP is an international not-for-profit that backs impact entrepreneurs. It accelerates early-stage social impact ventures that exist to improve the lives of people living in disadvantage. YGAP’s First Gens program supports migrant and refugee led social impact ventures that are improving the lives of people living in disadvantage in Australia.

Funded by LaunchVIC, YGAP is offering multiple intakes into its internationally acclaimed and proven program. Each First Gens Program will consist of a five-day live-in accelerator followed by three months of tailored support. The program is completely free. It exists simply to support and grow early-stage social impact ventures.

Who is YGAP looking for?

  • Early stage ventures that have launched or have at least run a pilot and shown some early traction or proof of concept.
  • Ventures that have at least one migrant or refugee co-founder.
  • Founders that intimately understand the problem that they are trying to solve.
  • Ventures that are improving the lives of migrants or refugees who are experiencing disadvantage. This can be through a process enterprise (a venture creates change as it does its work) or a profit enterprise (a venture that sells something and directs that funding to social change).

Closing date: 30 March 2018

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