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:
- What is a Green Entrepreneur? (October 27)
- How to Start a Green Business (November 3)
- Entrepreneurship and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (November 10)
- Innovation and Incubation with Green Startups (November 17)
- Impact Investing and Fundraising for Green Startups (November 24)
- Succeeding as a Student with a Green Startup (December 1)
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).