UNICEF Innovation Funding Opportunity for Health Tech Startups 2024

Deadline: 20th of October, 2023

The UNICEF Venture Fund seeks to invest in Open Source frontier technology solutions with the potential to transform children’s health, nutrition, and mental health. The UNICEF Venture Fund provides up to $100,000 in equity-free investment to early-stage, for-profit technological start-ups that can enhance children’s lives.

We want to hear from you if your organization is utilizing cutting-edge technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), data science (DS), drones, blockchain, or extended reality (XR). The UNICEF Venture Fund is looking for startups registered in one of UNICEF’s program countries with excellent functional prototypes and a commitment to Open Source license.


  • UNICEF’s Venture Fund is currently looking to invest in companies that are developing software solutions using frontier technologies such as blockchain, drones, data science, artificial intelligence, machine learning, or extended reality to strengthen systems for health, including mental health.

The Venture Fund is particularly seeking solutions that:

  • Address challenges to accelerate results for children.
  • Are optimized for low-resource environments (e.g. low connectivity, limited mobile access).
  • Focus on reducing, rather than widening, inequalities.
  • Are able to deliver in multiple languages, including smaller languages.


  • The UNICEF Venture Fund is offering up to US$100K in equity-free funding for early stage, for-profit technology start-ups that can improve the lives of children.

Click here to apply 

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