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Ready to step up and join the ultimate impact startup challenge?

The Gap in Between Startup Challenge aims to promote entrepreneurship with a social and environmental impact. The competition seeks to become a leading platform for the most innovative startups to present solutions that address the main challenges of our society.

20 best startups from all around the world will be carefully selected to pitch at one of the stages of The Gap in Between (Valencia-Spain, October 25, 2023). There will be one global winner, who will be awarded with 10K€, And four finalists acknowledged for presenting the best project within each track: Climate Action, Social Inclusion, Tech for Good, and Sustainable Food Systems.

What type of startups is the challenge targeted at?

The Challenge is aimed at impact startups, which are defined as those whose main purpose is to solve a social or environmental problem or situation, also generating a business with sustainability and potential economic and financial growth. Additionally, to be eligible, startups must operate and provide a market solution in any of the following impact areas:

→ Biodiversity conservation
→ Circular economy
→ Climate change
→ Education and training for work
→ Forest repopulation
→ Green buildings
→ Green mobility
→ Inclusive and sustainable tourism
→ Nutrition & Food Tech
→ Protect land and water
→ Renewable energy
→ SaaS for impact
→ Silver Economy
→ Social inclusion
→ Sustainable agriculture
→ Sustainable construction
→ Sustainable fashion
→ Sustainable fishing
→ Sustainable infrastructure
→ Tech for Good
→ Universal access to health and well-being
→ Water

Please refer to the Challenge's legal terms and conditions for more information.

About The Gap in Between

The Gap in Between (Valencia-Spain, October 25, 2023) is an international event hosted by Social Nest Foundation that aims to connect innovation, business and impact, as a means of contributing to solve the most pressing social and environmental challenges. The Summit is an annual meeting connecting key global stakeholders to share their initiatives, fostering connections and catalyzing collaboration for common social and environmental challenges.

Key dates

September 7, 2023
Applications close
October 5, 2023
Semifinalist announcement
October 25, 2023
Pitch competition
October 25, 2023
Winners reveal


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