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Youth Ecopreneur Program 2024 (up to $10,000 prize)

Mar 6, 2024

Youth Ecopreneur Program 2024 (up to $10,000 prize)

Youth Ecopreneurs Programme (YECO) is a transformative journey hosted by the International Trade Centre and the G20 Global Land Initiative. YECO 2024 is designed for visionary young entrepreneurs who are committed to pioneering sustainable solutions for our planet.

This year marks a significant expansion, scaling up from the Youth Ecopreneur Awards to a full-fledged programme. Celebrating its third iteration, the Awards have grown into a comprehensive initiative that includes a Global Bootcamp, and an Accelerator phase, and concludes with the celebrated Youth Ecopreneur Awards. Each phase is carefully crafted to advance the most promising ecopreneurs, propelling them towards global recognition and impact.



     • Must be under the age of 35 (by 22 March 2024)

     • Must be a member of the Ye! Community (Register here)

     • Must be Founder, Co-Founder or CEO

The Business

     • Must be majority run by a young person

     • Must be legally registered

     • The boot camp is open globally, the accelerator is reserved for eligible countries – see the list here

Must promote land restoration, sustainability, circularity, and/or the green economy


Capacity-building for scaling your venture

Seed Funding ($100,000 USD for the land-restoration cohort, equity free)

Access to a Global Network & Exposure

Mentorship & Coaching

Legal and IP Guidance

Preferential access to Pro-Bono Legal Services from Sidley Austin

Preferential access to the Google StartUp for Sustainable Development Programme

All-Expenses-Paid Trip to International Conference for Award Finalists

Win the Youth Ecopreneur Award and get $10,000k USD prize money (1 Award per category)

Application Process

The YECO 2024 welcomes young entrepreneurs to submit their green business initiatives. Applicants have until March 22 to present their proposals that reflect innovation, sustainability, and potential for impact.

Deadline: March 22, 2024

Click HERE to Apply