Greenpreneurs 2019: Accelerating youth innovation

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Greenpreneurs 2019: Accelerating youth innovationIf you have a great idea to generate green growth in your community, the Global Green Growth Institute, Student Energy and Youth Climate Lab invite you to apply to participate in Greenpreneurs.

Form a small team and submit your idea for a solution that positively impacts the future of sustainable energy; water and sanitation; sustainable landscapes (forestry and agriculture); or green city development. Preference will be given to teams focused in GGGI’s member countries.

Fifteen selected teams will take part in a free twelve-week virtual accelerator course with weekly learning modules that include webinars and tasks as well as coaching from mentors and subject matter experts that will support you to build your idea into a validated business plan.

The program will culminate in a business competition, for some teams winning a trip to Seoul, South Korea to visit the GGGI Head Office, small-scale project funding and conference bursaries to the International Student Energy Conference in 2021.

Proposed Timeline:

April 15 – May 14 Accepting applications
May 28 Selected teams announced
June 3 – 7 Program orientation
June 10 – Aug 11 Weekly modules
Aug 12 – Aug 25 Business competition
Sept 9 Winning teams announced

More information and Frequently Asked Questions can be found here: https://www.studentenergy.org/greenpreneurs

If you have any questions please contact: greenpreneurs@studentenergy.org

About Student Energy
Student Energy is a Canadian charity with a network of over 50,000 in 120+ countries around the world. Our mission is to empower the next generation of energy leaders who will accelerate a sustainable energy future. We engage youth in unique programs that empower them to become change agents and we work with actors within the energy system to create space for youth to have an impact.
About Youth Climate Lab (YCL)
The Youth Climate Lab is a youth-for-youth non-profit, founded in 2017, dedicated to supporting and creating youth-driven, innovative projects for climate action. We are an organization that works with governments, businesses, civil society and international organizations to identify, design and pilot new ideas for effective climate action
About Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)
The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) was established as an intergovernmental organization with the objective of promoting sustainable development of developing and emerging countries including the least developed countries. GGGI is dedicated to supporting the creation and diffusion of the model of economic growth known as “green growth”. The green growth model integrates economic growth, environmental sustainability, poverty reduction and social inclusion.

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