Greenpreneurs 2019

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Greenpreneurs is a global network of youth competing to take their green growth solution from idea to business plan.

We partnered with the Global Green Growth Institute and Student Energy to create Greenpreneurs, a virtual accelerator and business plan competition for entrepreneurs in the Global South. The program harnesses the creativity and ambition of youth to develop the green growth solutions that promote sustainability as a socio-economic enabler and contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

Teams accelerate and validate their start-ups through participation in four months of online content, applied learning, and mentorship and coaching. With the support of mentors and subject matter experts, teams then compete in a business plan competition to win small-scale seed funding, and a visit to the GGGI Headquarters in Seoul, South Korea.

In 2018, we implemented the first edition of the program to support 10 teams. In 2019, we supported 15 teams in bringing their green business ideas to life.