Event: Youth Ecopreneur Awards Pitch & Ceremony

10 November 2021
ITC News

The Youth Ecopreneur Awards is a celebration of young entrepreneurs working on innovative solutions for a better, greener planet.

The International Trade Centre (ITC) is delighted to announce the nine finalists in the three categories:

  1. Renewable energy and energy efficiency: 
    Innovex (U) Ltd, EHEGA BIOENERGY LIMITED, Drop Access 
  2. Waste management: 
    Sampangan Indonesia, Wastezon, recycleX Pvt
  3. Water efficiency and other: 
    Cuimer, Tayaba, Plant Powered

The finalists will pitch their green ventures as part of the competition’s last stage, held virtually on 23 November 2021 at 2pm-4pm CET. You can support the youth ecopreneurs and be the first to hear about the winners by joining this public event!

At the ceremony, the winners will also receive prizes and support packages, delivered by ITC and partners, including Ambitious Africa, the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs, the Fondazione Italiana Accenture, GreenTec Capital Partners, Sidley Austin LLP, SME Finance Forum, and Sustainable Business Consulting.

To prepare for the final pitches in front of the high-level jury comprised of senior experts, seasoned entrepreneurs, and venture capitalists, the finalists are currently participating in a training organized by ITC.

The nine finalists were shortlisted from more than 650 applications globally. Independent technical committees of experts from the private and financial sectors, Intergovernmental Organizations, and Non-governmental Organizations thoroughly assessed the environmental impact, business model, and business profitability.

 The Youth Ecopreneur Awards are part of the International Trade Centre’s GreenToCompete initiative and its Youth and Trade Programme.