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Startup Impact: SDG Pitch Competitions


One winner from each category will win $500, a chance to be featured on a Startup Canada Podcast and even more in in-kind support.


The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals, were adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030.

Startup Impact: SDG Pitch Competitions aim to highlight and encourage Canadian entrepreneurs whose startups embrace sustainability and fulfill one of the following 4 SDG’s:

  • SDG 1: Poverty Reduction
  • SDG 5: Gender Equality
  • SDG 8: Decent Work & Economic Growth
  • SDG 13: Climate Action

Eligible Applicants

Canadian startups, no matter what stage, can apply so long as their business embraces sustainability and fulfills one of the 4 SDG’s including: Poverty Reduction, Gender Equality, Decent Work & Economic Growth, and Climate Action. Learn more about the UN’s 17 SDG’s here.

Eligible Expenses

Deadline Date

November 16, 2020


Contact Name: Startup Canada

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