Ye! Youth Ecopreneur Programme 2024 (Up to $10,000 Prize)

Opportunity Detail

  • Language Requirement Not required
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Level Non-Degree /Short program
  • Eligible Region/Countries


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  • Medium of Instruction English
  • Opportunity ID 78158

Opportunity Description

Applications are open for International Trade Center and the G20 Global Land Initiative’s revolutionary Ye! Youth Ecopreneurs Programme (YECO) 2024. YECO 2024 is intended for young, ambitious businesspeople who are dedicated to leading the way in the development of environmentally friendly solutions.

This year represents a major development as the Youth Ecopreneur Awards are expanded into a full-fledged program. Now in its third year, the Awards have developed into a full program that includes an Accelerator phase, a Global Bootcamp, and the renowned Youth Ecopreneur Awards. Every stage is designed to help the most promising ecopreneurs go farther and make a bigger impact on the world stage.

Quick Details:

  • Provided by: International Trade Center
  • Deadline: 22 March 2024
  • Gender: Any
  • Eligible Countries: All

Programme Overview:

1: Global Bootcamp:

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  • Experts in business growth, law, and intellectual property will lead training sessions and master lectures on investment preparedness and related subjects.
  • A single, worldwide platform for networking and exchange among the cohort of young entrepreneurs, enhanced by Ye! Community mentorship

2: Accelerator:

  • A customized 360-degree business assessment, along with specially designed coaching and training programs
  • Access to investment networks and seed funding for the Land Restoration category
  • Preferred access to Sidley Austin’s Pro-Bono Legal Services
  • Preferred access to Google’s StartUp for Sustainable Development Program

3: Awards

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Programme Categories: 

They are looking for solutions that fit this profile:

1: Land Restoration: (100 spots in the programme )


  • Planting New Trees or Reforesting
  • Preservation and Improvement of Soil
  • Restoring wetlands, controlling erosion, cleaning up contaminated soil, agroforestry, and carbon farming, as well as controlling invasive species
  • Management of Forest or Urban Woodland Fires
  • Restoration of Streams and Rivers
  • Utilizing Current Technologies for Any of the Following

2: Green Business Solutions: (25 spots in the programme )


  • Novel goods, services, or methods that make a substantial contribution to a green and sustainable economy
  • This broad category is intended to stimulate a variety of innovative green business ventures.


  • Building your capacity to grow your business.
  • Seed Funding (equity-free, $100,000 USD for the land-restoration cohort).
  • Exposure & Global Network Access.
  • Coaching and mentoring.
  • IP and Legal Advice.
  • Preference access to Sidley Austin Pro-Bono Legal Services.
  • Exclusive access to the program offered by Google StartUp for Sustainable Development.
  • Travel to an international conference for award finalists, all expenses paid.
  • Get $10,000 in prize money if you win the Youth Ecopreneur Award (1 Award per category).

Eligibility Criteria:


  • Requires to be under 35 years old by March 22, 2024.
  • Need to sign up here to become a member of the Ye! Community
  • CEO, Co-Founder, or Founder is required.

The Business:

  • Must be led by a young person in the majority
  • Needs to be registered legally
  • While the accelerator is only available to qualified nations (see the list here), the bootcamp is open to all countries.
  • must support the green economy, sustainability, circularity, and/or land restoration.

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