Youth Ecopreneur Programme - Scaling Young Green Entrepreneurs for a Sustainable Tomorrow

    The Youth Ecopreneur Awards are an integral component of the Ye! Youth Ecopreneur Programme. This transformative programme cultivates, accelerates, and amplify the initiatives of young green entrepreneurs worldwide. Through a Global Bootcamp, Accelerator, and the Awards, the programme equips participants with essential skills, provides seed funding, and fosters a community for sustainable business solutions. The Ye! Youth Ecopreneur Programme is dedicated to nurturing a new generation of ecopreneurs committed to making a positive impact on the environment and society.

    Learn more about the Ye! Youth Ecopreneur Program 

    Past events

    2023 green solutions

    The 2023 edition of the Youth Ecopreneur Awards were hosted at the World Export Development Forum (WEDF) in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. The Youth Ecopreneur Awards provides a platform for young ecopreneurs under age 35 to present their groundbreaking green solutions and ideas to a global audience.

    The 2023 competition welcomed 419 eligible companies hailing from 63 countries.

    Two winners were selected by the jury on 28 June 2023:
    1) Oyungerel Munkhbat, Mongolia (for the category: Green Business Solutions)

    2) Mashrur Hossain Shurid, Bangladesh (for the category: Land Restoration)

    Oyungerel and Mashrur took home $5,000 each in seed funding

    A special mention went to Chirag M G, who based on nearly 800 votes by conference participants, won the People's Choice vote. 

    The prize packages for all finalists included IP training, legal advice, and one-to-coaching and was provided by ITC and partners. Moreover, the finalists got the opportunity and speaking slots at high-profile events like COP28, the SDG Summit and the Good Trade summit.


    2021 green solutions

    In our first edition of the Youth Ecopreneur Awards, over 650 young ecopreneurs under age 35 pitched their green solutions for waste, water and energy challenges and the chance to win  $5000, among other prizes from ITC and partners.

    Three winners were selected by the jury on 23 November 2021:

    1) Douglas K. BagumaInnovex, Uganda (for the category: renewable energy and energy efficiency)

    2) Vedant GandhirecycleX, India (for the category: waste management)

    3) Lidia DiazPlant Powered, Dominican Republic (for the category: water efficiency and other)

    Each winner took home the cash prize, a ticket to the world’s leading start-up event SLUSH 2022, one-to-one assessments and advice on financial readiness and legal matters by ITC and partners, and speaking slots at international events.

    All nine finalists also won access to a coaching programme, matchmaking with investors, networking, as well as opportunities to get involved in ITC’s GreenToCompete networks and become part of the Ye! Community.

    Finalists booklets


    20 septiembre 2023



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