Green Entrepreneurship Online Workshop Series

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As we face the environmental challenges of the 21st Century – from climate action to green energy, and from clean water to the circular economy – some are calling for a shift to green entrepreneurship. But what exactly is green entrepreneurship, and how can youth, students and entrepreneurs connect to this emerging field?

This fall, the University of Waterloo’s Entrepreneurship @ Environment (E@E) office, the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC), an the CEC’s EcoInnovation Network have joined forces to develop a six-part series of online workshops exploring key ideas in green entrepreneurship. These live workshops will bring together key researchers, successful entrepreneurs, and dedicated youth from across North America in a series of engaging and interactive 90-minute sessions.

The six-part series will include the following sessions:

Date Topic Speakers
October 27 What is a Green Entrepreneur?
  • Brock Dickinson
  • Bob Irvin
  • Stephen Wilson
November 3 How to Start a Green Business
  • Demi Ojomu
  • Tania Del Matto
  • Adriann Knight
  • Dr. Klaudia Sanchez
November 10 Entrepreneurship and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals
  • Brock Dickinson
  • Raul Hernandez
  • Charles Beaudry
  • Grace Rodriguez
November 17 Innovation and Incubation with Green Startups
  • Brock Dickinson
  • Ryan Kushner
  • Jeanette Jackson
November 24 Impact Investing and Fundraising for Green Startups
  • Majid Mirza
  • Dr. Olaf Weber
  • Daniel Fuentes
  • Samira Khan
  • Cole Powers
December 1 Succeeding as a Student with a Green Startup
  • Nick Palaschuk
  • Jackie Lee
  • Adam Stager
  • My Anh Victoria Than

All sessions will run from 3:00 to 4:30 pm EST, and all six seminars will be hosted by the CEC on Zoom, with simultaneous translation available in the CEC’s three official language (English, French and Spanish). More information coming soon.

Register here

All sessions have been recorded and uploaded to the Faculty of Environment YouTube page.