AIM GovTech Accelerator

AIM GovTech Accelerator is a UNDP Country Investment Facility funded project initiated by UNDP ImpactAim and implemented in cooperation and with the support of Ministry of High-Tech Industry of Armenia. The partners of the project are Hero House run by Catalyst Foundation and Armenia National SDG Innovation Lab. AIM GovTech acceleration program relies on leveraging innovative technologies, strongly encouraging the use of blockchain and artificial intelligence, to advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in realm of governance and public policy. During the program, the participants will receive training and tailored mentorship, as well as access to domain expertise, professional networks of UNDP, and the opportunity to participate in international conferences such as the Web Summit and Rise Conference to find potential investors and clients.

RESULTS

Applications30
Countries9
Interviewed11
Selected6
Graduated 4

VENTURES

The Program

Why?
AIM GovTech was designed for startups who want to transform government operation systems, improve the provision of public services, increase citizen engagement, advance the Sustainable Development Goals, and help achieve government efficiency, transparency and accountability. We are accepting startups in both the idea stage, as well as startups that have proven and scalable business models.
Who?
Sector: Governmental Services Geography: Global Target group: Impact-driven tech startups
What?
AIM GovTech had two programs: GovTech Incubator Designed for individuals or teams that have a groundbreaking idea to solve GovTech problems GovTech Accelerator Supported startups with working and scalable business models that are capable of execution and technological excellence Startups applying to either program should had an innovative GovTech solution, a clear business case, a mission targeting at least one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, and was relevant for implementation in other developing countries. Want to see examples of other GovTech startups? · United States · European Union · Armenia Take a look at eRegulations Armenia for guidance and potential digitization ideas. AIM GovTech kicked off with a GovTech Hackathon at the end of September/early October, where startups had the opportunity to showcase their innovative solutions and potentially win entrance into the 12-week, 4 track program that concludes with a DemoDay. The acceleration program also included: Interviews with target customers 1-1 review meetings with experts Targeted events with successful entrepreneurs Chance to take part in international events like Web Summit, Rise Conference, etc. Investor matching and tailored pitching sessions Pilot and funding opportunities

Challenges

To leverage new emerging technologies, such as blockchain and artificial intelligence to increase the transparency, efficiency, and accountability of governmental services including healthcare, education, justice, cybersecurity, and many others.

Government efficiency
Transparency
Accountability

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