Chat For Impact GenAI Accelerator 2024 (Grant funding $35,000)

Chat for impact GenAI Accelerator Helping organizations build transformative AI-enabled Chat Solutions to improve Education, Health, and Economic Mobility.

The first Chat for Impact: GenAI Accelerator will amplify the impact of ten organizations, assisting them in creating and implementing innovative LLM-powered chat solutions in the fields of education, healthcare, and economic mobility.

Overview Program

This 8-week program is designed to explore and harness the potential of Generative AI, utilizing GenAI techniques to expedite the design, testing, launch, and secure scaling of AI-supported chat solutions.

Throughout the program, participants will engage in weekly lessons encompassing topics such as crafting impactful AI-supported chat services with LLMs, ensuring AI safety and equity, measuring and evaluating impact, scaling solutions, and addressing technical considerations.

The GenAI accelerator will culminate in a Demo Day where the cohort will present their AI-supported chat solutions to the wider Chat for Impact Community and potential investors, showcasing the outcome of their innovation and efforts.

Accelerator Benefits

Selected organizations in the program will have access to:

  • Grant funding to the value of $ 35,000 with a further $ 50,000 each for the top three best-performing organizations.
  • Access to a share of $ 500,000 in OpenAI API credits Technical, strategic and governance support from expert advisors at OpenAI and Turn.io
  • Mentorship & guidance as they build their AI-enabled chat service
  • Peer learning opportunities from the broader Chat for Impact Accelerator Alumni
  • Post-program support to sustain and grow momentum
  • Turn.io software license for six months valued at $ 3,000

Who should apply?

  • Those that are working on health, education and economic mobility with a well-defined theory of change or business case organisation
  • Candidates for the program need to have existing digital services in production (not necessarily AI-powered).
  • Organizations should be committed to leveraging AI to support a secure, private and personalized chat service.

Selection Criteria

The following criteria will be of importance:

  • Proven track record in scaling social impact solutions.

  • Business Case / Theory of Change for how AI chat solutions will drive positive change.

  • Working in the Education, Health or Economic Mobility sectors.

  • Willingness to use WhatsApp for their chat service.

  • Organisational Capacity to develop and manage the chat service.
  • Business strategy for sustaining impact after the accelerator.

  • Has an existing digital service or has prior experience in digital services (AI not required).

Application deadline

31st of March ’24

Accelerator programme

May ’24 – June 24

Interested Applicants Should Apply Now