Press Release: HiiL Justice Accelerator Demo Day 2022

What impact can startups and private sector innovations have in addressing legal concerns and wider problems of justice? Examples at HiiL’s 2022 Demo Day will present what is possible.

"Unlocking Justice potential in startups" Demo day 2022

HiiL’s Global Justice Accelerator will convene 18 startups from Africa, Ukraine and the Middle East to showcase their justice innovations at Demo Day 2022 on February 16th. The flagship event featuring investors, entrepreneurs, and the wider justice innovation community will conclude an impactful 2021 Innovating Justice Challenge which launched back in March 2021.

HiiL’s Justice Accelerator is an innovation ecosystem builder dedicated to scaling meaningful tools and services within the justice sector. It offers startups a four-month programme that provides €10,000 non-equity funding, business training and support,  coaching and mentorship, and access to a global network to advance development and investment opportunities to justice sector Gamechangers.

This year’s Demo Day theme is “Unlocking the justice potential in startups”. Held virtually with a global audience and selected jury, the 2021 cohort of #Gamechangers will present their unique solutions for addressing the justice gap in their respective countries and communities. The innovators will be judged on how well their game-changing idea scales to sustainably improve people’s access to justice. The panel will challenge the innovators with questions about their game-changing idea and subsequently choose the top three pitches. Selected winners will receive a grant of €20,000, €10,000 and €5,000, respectively. 

If you are looking for the next generation of entrepreneurs that are closing  the justice gap, this is the place to be. 

Demo Day is also an opportunity for learning and interaction between startups, investors, and a global network of Gamechangers reimagining the justice sector in hotspots around the world. 

“This year’s cohort is a tough bunch,” said Iran Huffels, Justice Accelerator Programme Manager at HiiL. “They have pushed forward against all the voices that told them to stop. The instability, inequity and uncertainty of the pandemic did not discourage them, but motivated them to push harder for justice. These founders are agents of change in their communities and beyond.” 

For 10 years, HiiL’s Justice Accelerator programme has supported startups with significant potential to help people prevent or resolve their justice problems. With a focus on sustainable, self-sufficient, and scalable business models, the participating innovations at Demo Day are ambitious and thoughtful. They are managed by tech-savvy entrepreneurs with a fierce commitment to promoting access to justice. 

“I can not wait to share their achievements with you on Demo Day,” added Iran. “Come to be inspired, to learn and to join our movement to make justice a reality everywhere.”

Learn more about Demo Day 2022 and register here.

About HiiL 

HiiL (The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law) is a social enterprise devoted to user- friendly justice. That means justice that is easy to access, easy to understand, affordable, and effective. We will ensure that by 2030, 150 million people will be able to prevent or resolve their most pressing justice problems. We do this by stimulating innovation and scaling what works best. We are friendly rebels focused on concrete improvements in the lives of people. Data and evidence are central in all that we do. We are based in The Hague, the City of Peace and Justice.

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