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Apply to Receive €10,000 non-equity funding in Innovating Justice Challenge 2023

ByJoan Aimuengheuwa

Mar 22, 2023

Applications for the Innovating Justice Challenge 2023 are open for startups building solutions to bridge the justice gap in their respective countries and communities.

The Innovating Justice Challenge will have innovators present their unique solutions on Demo Day, creating an opportunity for coaches, alumni, and a global network of Gamechangers to interact together. 


HiiL’s Justice Accelerator offers you a 4-month long programme that provides you with:

  • €10,000 non-equity funding
  • Workshops delivered by industry specialists on a variety of topics from impact measurement to marketing, commercial strategy and financial modeling
  • A dedicated coach and a network of expert mentors
  • Access to a HiiL’s global network of justice stakeholders and practitioners, as well as top-notch research and development
  • International exposure and potential investment opportunities
  • Chance to win up to €20.000 at Demo Day


Startups from across the MENA region, Kenya and Nigeria can apply. The following eligibility criteria must be met:

  • You must be building a people-centred solution that prevents or resolve justice problems
  • You must have a functioning product with some traction (number of users, revenue, etc.) indicating proof of customer demand. Startups in earlier stages are encouraged to contact their respective regional innovation hubs to find out about our ideation and incubation programmes
  • You must have a strong team of founder(s)
  • You must have a revenue model
  • You must be ambitious to scale beyond the immediate target market

Examples of solutions required by the Innovating Justice Challenge 2023 are, but not limited to:

  • Claiming platforms for government entitlements/social security
  • Platforms preventing fraud via KYC, identity management and fraud detection services (to improve access, to employment, finance and insurance)
  • Legal marketplaces providing access to legal information, advice and representation
  • Platforms providing basic financial services (payments, savings, wallets) for the un- and under-banked
  • Platforms preventing GBV, theft and serious crime by  providing information, guidance and security hardware
  • Online dispute resolution platforms
  • Building & tenancy management platforms
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How to apply

Applications for the Innovating Justice Challenge 2023 are open until Friday, March 31, 2023. Apply before the deadline.



Joan Aimuengheuwa

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