Calling All Social & Environmental Entrepreneurs

Below are deadlines for competitions, fellowships, and prizes that may be of interest to aspiring social or environmental entrepreneurs. These were provided courtesy of Green VC LinkedIn

November 12, 2009
2010-2011 Acumen Fund Fellows Program – Acumen Fund is a non-profit global venture fund that uses entrepreneurial approaches to solve the problems of global poverty. Its fellows program provides training to young professionals who in turn provide support to Acumen Fund investees. You can learn more about applying for the Acumen Fund Fellows Program here

November 16, 2009
Imagine H2O Prize
– The Imagine H2O Prize is a new business plan competition that focuses on solutions to water issues. The 2009 – 2010 competition will focus on water efficiency in agriculture, commercial, industrial or residential applications, such as water demand reduction, improved water use, water recycling and/or reuse.

The total prizes that will be awarded in this year’s competition will be $70,000, including cash awards and in-kind services including legal, tax, and accounting services. In addition, winners will receive in-depth business incubation including mentorship, introductions to financiers, potential beta customers, and go-to-market partners.

Additional information on the 2009 – 2010 competition can be found here.

December 2, 2009
2010 Echoing Green Fellowship
– Echoing Green provides seed funding for social entreprenuers to launch new organizations. Thusfar, Echoing Green has invested more than $28 million in seed funding to more than 471 social entrepreneurs and their organizations. You can learn more about applying for an Echoing Green Fellowship here.

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