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QLI is the only Transformation Hub focused on the UNDP’s Sustainable Development Goals.  We are the best place to transform your positive impact idea into a commercially viable business venture.

Once seed funding has been secured we then transform your idea into a high functioning business building team.

Cohort Intakes

Concept to Blueprint

September & January

Transforms your idea into a business plan and pitch deck ready and now able to secure seed funding.

Launch Sequence

July (post-graduation)

Post-seed funding is the Launch Sequence stage which transforms your business plan into a viable start-up.

The Process



Complete your application to attend one of our SDG Challenge Days.  The application should take no longer than 10 minutes to complete as we just want a brief outline to evaluate if your idea fits within our criteria.

If it does fit we will schedule a 15-minute Zoom call to get to know you a bit better and explain the process in more detail.


SDG Challenge Day

Once invited, we will hold a virtual ideation and workshop event to properly evaluate your idea.

Our highly-experienced Concept Review Panel will work with you to flesh out your idea.  If proven viable, you will be invited to join the QLI cohort and enjoy the benefits of a quick acceleration towards having your own business.


Concept to Blueprint Phase

In this 3-month part-time phase, we support you with the development of a business plan and pitch deck.

Once completed you will be able to apply for seed funding through our network of funders, to get your business off to a flying start.

We’ll also get you thinking about co-founding and team-building options ready for the next phase.


Launch Sequence

With seed funding secured, this next 6- 9-month phase is about acceleration towards your product launch.  Within this phase, all the basics of building the foundations for a scalable, successful business will be covered off and completed ready for your “go-to-market” phase.

Strategically, in this transformation stage, our focus turns to building out and supporting small teams, not on individual founders. We consider that one person insufficient to handle all the work associated with a start-up.


Ignition to Take-off

This phase takes you into the market place ready to iterate as your customers dictate.  This phase is called the incubation phase and can last from 18 months to 2 years. 

Once you have been successful in business for this long, scaling becomes your focus and something we are able to support you with if needs be. 


Landing the Moonshot

Further intensive scale-up support and coaching can be accessed in this “Landing the Moonshot” phase.

This an optional 12-month super bolt-on should you want to continue accelerating your growth with our help.