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Background

The pandemic has unexpectedly slowed down the progress of globalization. However, the solution to every major issue we face today, be it global warming, public health crisis, AI ethics, cultural conflicts..., relies on the continuous exploration of cutting-edge technology and collaborations across national borders.  If you are a tech entrepreneur and share the belief that good technologies that serve humanity should have no borders; If you are eager to connect with similar entrepreneurial minds around the world; If you believe that your product or service can provide solutions to critical social issues; Apply for the INSPIRO Fellowship NOW!

What is INSPIRO Fellowship?

INSPIRO Fellowship is a one-year program that brings together 50 outstanding tech entrepreneurs globally, forming a community where entrepreneurs share ideas and spark conversations about business and technology, promote technologies that generate positive social impact, and eventually create more possibilities for cross-border business partnership in the post-pandemic era. We will enroll 50 outstanding tech entrepreneurs globally for the 21/22 cohort, from December 2021 to September 2022. Fellows will be able to have conversations with high-level executives from multinational companies, government officials from China and overseas, leaders of chambers of commerce and the partners of venture capitals. In addition, INSPIRO's partners including Google, Amazon, Huawei and other global tech giants will offer a full range of startup growth support to the community members. INSPIRO means "inspiration" in Latin. It also stands for the core value of this program - INnovative, Sustainable, Peer-Inspired, Resilient, Optimistic. The program is initiated by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), CICETE and the Municipal Government of Chengdu in China. 

Being a INSPIRO fellow, you will receive:

A global community of entrepreneurs with great inspirations

· INSPIRO Monthly Webinar: discussing global cutting-edge tech trend, oversea business opportunities and cross-border business partnership · INSPIRO Entrepreneur Buddy Program: one-on-one entrepreneur buddy matching within the community based on industry and growth stage · INSPIRO X-possibility: building cross-border tech for good project together

Multi-layer support for startup growth from the INSPIRO eco-system

· Conversations with executives from multinational companies, government officials, business associations and venture capital · Full range of start-up incubation support from Google, Amazon, Huawei and other INSPIRO partners · Entrepreneurial guidance and policy benefits from the government

Official recognition by the United Nations 

· Certificate issued by UNDP, and the New Economic Development Bureau of Chengdu High-tech Zone · Startup case study included in INSPIRO White Paper on Tech for Good · Branding opportunities and media coverage

In the future, we will have chance to invite INSPIRO fellows to offline visits through our annual business study tour. 

Our ideal applicants are entrepreneurs...

Have the intention of developing cross-border business partnership
With tech-oriented product or service (registered patent can be a plus)
Who already had or plan to expand to oversea markets
With product/service that can create a positive social impact

INSPIRO Fellowship

Apply before December 4 2021. The selection is on a rolling basis, so do it as soon as you can!