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:
|October 27||What is a Green Entrepreneur?||
|November 3||How to Start a Green Business||
|November 10||Entrepreneurship and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals||
|November 17||Innovation and Incubation with Green Startups||
|November 24||Impact Investing and Fundraising for Green Startups||
|December 1||Succeeding as a Student with a Green Startup||
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.
All sessions have been recorded and uploaded to the Faculty of Environment YouTube page.