Youth Investment Readiness Program for Social Entrepreneurs

Shaping a sustainable world for future generations


The Investment Readiness Program (IRP) is a 16-week accelerator program that helps young social entrepreneurs under 35 from all around the world become investment-ready through one-on-one mentoring, curated training, peer-to-peer networking, and other opportunities to support youth innovation. The sixth iteration of the IRP will take place from May to August of this year.

Young people are highly talented and knowledgeable about the issues facing sustainable development, but they still face many obstacles in advocating their solutions, such as a lack of financing access, networks for mentoring, a common narrative, or SDG alignment. The UN SDSN Youth Solutions Program helps accelerate the growth of youth solutions through a digital ecosystem of experts and resources, to refine their pitches, secure funding, connect with experts and mentors, and find new partnerships to grow their SDG solutions.


  1. Successful participants stand a chance to be selected for the 2023 Youth Solutions Pitch Competition.


  1. Applicant should be 18-35 years.
  2. Venture is registered in the country of operation.
  3. Represent early-stage for-profit SDG focused start-ups.


February 10, 2023
OrganizerUnited Nations
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Africa, Americas, Antarctica Region, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Europe, Micronesia
Sectors Sector agnostic
SDG (17)All