Are you a start-up entrepreneur? Does your business or business idea integrate sustainable development, solving pressing social and environmental issues? Do you need support to help to establish and grow your enterprise? The PDT encourages you to apply for the SEED award!
The SEED Awards for Entrepreneurship in Sustainable Development is an annual awards scheme designed to find the most promising, innovative and locally led start-up social and environmental entrepreneurs in countries with developing and emerging economies. An international jury of experts selects enterprises which have the potential to make real improvements in poverty eradication and environmental sustainability while contributing to a greener economy.
Unlike most other competitions, the SEED Award does not carry a money prize. Experience from working with social and environmental entrepreneurs has shown that in many instances such enterprises often require access to knowledge, expertise and especially to networks as much as to financial support. SEED thus offers winners a range of business services, support and networks including high level profiling, often with government officials, Ministers, development institutions and businesses.
If you meet SEED’s eligibility criteria, you can apply now for the 2010 SEED Awards. More information is at: www.seedinit.org/en/awards.html