UNLEASH
Plus

UNLEASH Plus is a 6-month incubation program for young entrepreneurs around the world working on solutions that contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The program is co-hosted by Chemonics international and supports teams with an existing prototype to become impactful ventures for solving social or environmental challenges.  

The Innovation Process

The UNLEASH Plus program builds upon the core UNLEASH Innovation Methodology, based on human-centered design principles. Teams participating in UNLEASH Plus have already defined a clear problem, selected ideas to solve it, and developed prototypes to understand how the idea will work in real life. The program supports the teams in further developing their initiatives, by providing the right skills, tools, and mindsets to test and launch early-stage solutions, and design them for large-scale impact.
Problem Framing

Defining a problem based on user needs and clear insights

Ideation

rainstorming and selecting ideas to solve the problem

Prototyping

Creating simple versions of the idea to understand how it will work in real life

Testing

Testing the solution with users, learning, and adapting

Implementing

Planning and launching impactful solutions

Program modules

During the program, teams will benefit from e-learning modules, interactive workshops, mentorship and world-class experts to support them in the following topics:

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Lean Management
Focuses on setting goals and priorities, developing an adaptive mindset, and testing the solution in an iterative way
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Impact Measurement
Improves the team’s ability to measure, analyze and communicate the initiative’s impact in a clear and compelling way
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Financials
Includes tools for defining the venture’s business model, planning core revenue and costs streams, and determining future growth potential
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Fundraising
Supports in clarifying financial needs and developing successful fundraising strategies
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High-Performing Team
Includes a leadership program, and focuses on team development, diversity and inclusion, HR, and recruitment
Go-to-market & storytelling Icon
Go-to-market & storytelling
Centers on developing knowledge of the target market and how to acquire and keep customers, clients, or users
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Designing for Scale
Provides insights into pathways and models for scaling the solution, for example by using “network effects” or platform thinking.
Lean Management
Focuses on setting goals and priorities, developing an adaptive mindset, and testing the solution in an iterative way
High-Performing Team
Includes a world-class leadership program, and focuses on team development, diversity and inclusion, HR, and recruitment
Impact Measurement
Improves the team’s ability to measure, analyze and communicate the initiative’s impact in a clear and compelling way
Go-to-market & storytelling
Centers on developing knowledge of the target market and how to acquire and keep customers, clients, or users
Financials
Includes tools for defining the venture’s business model, planning core revenue and costs streams, and determining future growth potential
Designing for Scale
Provides insights into pathways and models for scaling the solution, for example by using “network effects” or platform thinking.
Fundraising
Supports in clarifying financial needs and developing successful fundraising strategies

Program Phases 2022

The Basecamp
June 11 -12 | Where the journey begins
The first phase is an inspiring and hands-on two-day event that kicks off the UNLEASH Plus program and ensures that teams are set on a trajectory to reach new heights! Participants meet and hear the pitches of the other passionate teams that take part in UNLEASH Plus 2022, engage with the mentors who will support them throughout this journey, and align within their teams on their vision, business model, and priorities for their six-month plan during the program.
The Bootcamp
Nov 26 – Dec 4 | In-person finale in India for the top 25 teams
The program ends with an in-person finale during the Global Innovation Lab in Karnataka (India), where teams receive intensive support from world-class experts to refine their strategies, meet with potential partners, and pitch their solutions to investors that will award cash prizes at the Dragons’ Den. By the end of the UNLEASH Plus program, teams will be able to fully launch their solution and continue their innovative contribution toward achieving the SDGs.
The Ascension

Jun – Nov | Online learning with monthly checkpoints

 

A 21-week interactive online program forms the second phase of the program, which is at the core of UNLEASH Plus.
The participating teams will learn how to run their venture in a lean way, grow a strong team, design their solution for scale, develop a financial model, raise funding, measure their impact, and bring their solution to market. They will receive targeted feedback on their progress through monthly checkpoints with mentors.
Participants will also have direct access to Potentialife, a cutting-edge program for leadership and team effectiveness.

The Basecamp
June 11 -12 | Where the journey begins
The first phase is an inspiring and hands-on two-day event that kicks off the UNLEASH Plus program and ensures that teams are set on a trajectory to reach new heights! Participants meet and hear the pitches of the other passionate teams that take part in UNLEASH Plus 2022, engage with the mentors who will support them throughout this journey, and align within their teams on their vision, business model, and priorities for their six-month plan during the program.
The Ascension
Jun – Nov | Online learning with monthly checkpoints
A 21-week interactive online program forms the second phase of the program, which is at the core of UNLEASH Plus. The participating teams will learn how to run their venture in a lean way, grow a strong team, design their solution for scale, develop a financial model, raise funding, measure their impact, and bring their solution to market. They will receive targeted feedback on their progress through monthly checkpoints with mentors. Participants will also have direct access to Potentialife, a world-class program for leadership and team effectiveness.
The Bootcamp
Nov 26 – Dec 4 | In-person finale in India for the top 25 teams
The program ends with an in-person finale during the Global Innovation Lab in Karnataka (India), where teams receive intensive support from world-class experts to refine their strategies, meet with potential partners, and pitch their solutions to investors that will award cash prizes at the Dragons’ Den. By the end of the UNLEASH Plus program, teams will be able to fully launch their solution and continue their innovative contribution toward achieving the SDGs.

Plus Teams

AGRICULTURAL INNOVATION AID

Liberia

FARM2TABLE

Zimbabwe

FINFLEXI

Mongolia

POLLEN

Zambia

TWENDE PAMOJA

Democratic Republic of the Congo

ASSISTA LIMITED

Malawi

BENU FOODS

Ethiopia

ECOTUTU

Nigeria

ESSYMART AFRICA

Uganda

KAYVEY NUTRI FOODS

Cameroon

MOZAMBIQUE SCHOOL LUNCH INITIATIVE

United States

SUPERFOODS

India

WEGRO

Bangladesh

Y-EPIC

Nepal

ALAGA HEALTH

Philippines

ALLDOC

Bangladesh

AMKA COUNSELLING

Hungary

BACKYARD CREATORS

India

BUTA

Nigeria

EZ CARE MM

Myanmar

NORMLIV

Sweden

NURSTER

India

SAATHI CARES

India

SARG

India

TRANSFORMANDO VIDAS

Guatemala

ALOKITO TEACHERS

Bangladesh

BAAK NETWORK

Bangladesh

CHAPTR GLOBAL

Kenya

D-GENERATION

Singapore

EDIFY PROJECT

Singapore

EDUCATION BRIDGE FOR AFGHANISTAN

Afghanistan

EMERALD-ISLE FOUNDATION

Nigeria

EMOQ

Vietnam

FACES UP UGANDA

Uganda

FUFU FEELS

India

GEWUZA FOUNDATION

Uganda

INAGLOBE

France

LA BELLE EDUC

Spain

LEARNING INITIATIVES FOR INDIA

India

PEDDLE ILABS

Nigeria

PROCONNECTPAY EDUFINTECHCO

Nigeria

SCHOLAR SOURCE

Afghanistan

SHAPING HORIZONS

Argentina

FHL GROUP

Ghana

MOTIVATED MANKIND INITIATIVE

Nigeria

AQUA CLARA KENYA

Kenya

ASETENA PA

Ghana

SOLVILLION

Jordan

WASH ADVANCEMENT CENTRE

Ghana

IMAJINET

Malawi

NIYO FARMTECH PRIVATE LIMITED

India

PHOTONYCA

Macedonia

ZED-MOTORS

Democratic Republic of the Congo

AVERTO LABS

India

BARE CRAFT CONSULTING

India

BHOROSHA

Bangladesh

GLOBAL CAREER ACEL

Nigeria

GROW FOODLABS

India

MUAFRICA REPURPOSE

Uganda

RIWE TECHNOLOGIES

Nigeria

TOOLBOKSI

Tanzania

BEYI GROUP

Rwanda

BE EASY KID

Russia

QUETZALCOÁTL

Mexico

SELF

Singapore

TAZAS ROJAS

Bolivia

ARENA RECYCLING

Tanzania

ATAR

Morocco

ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH SERVICE

Nepal

HEXPRESSIONS

India

AIREE

Mongolia

BEFLY

Colombia

BREER

Hong Kong

BULKGREEN

United States

PROTECTYL ECO-HOMES LTD

Uganda

SHARE AT DOOR STEP

India

UPCYDE

Thailand

EUTECHTICS

United Kingdom

MIND HACKERS

India

WILDCHAIN

Portugal

BLUE BIRD

Haiti

HOPE BEHIND BARS AFRICA INITIATIVE

Nigeria

AXESFIN

Kenya

BAZEN ADVERTISING, PRINTING

Ethiopia

FUTUREPROOF STUDIO

United States

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Mentors play a central role in the UNLEASH Plus program, by providing participating teams with the tailored support they need for transforming their prototypes into impactful ventures