After careful consideration of over 1,200 applications, on April 7, 2020 the 11 selected startups were announced, addressing a wide range of social and environmental challenges, to participate in the inaugural SDG Accelerator. This group included startups mDoc, OKO, and SkillLab.
While the original accelerator planned for in-person participation, in light of COVID-19 the program converted to being digital. Virtual training covered topics such as creating Objectives and Key Results (OKRs), UX Research & Behavioral Economics, ML Data Pipelines and Data Visualization, SDG innovation for sustainable impact, and Strategies for Social Impact Fundraising. The program kicked off on April 21st.