Youth Ecopreneur Awards
Youth Ecopreneur Awards is a green business competition for young entrepreneurs whose companies offer innovative solutions to environmental challenges.
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. Baguma, Innovex, Uganda (for the category: renewable energy and energy efficiency)
2) Vedant Gandhi, recycleX, India (for the category: waste management)
3) Lidia Diaz, Plant 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.