MEPST Green Enterprise Challenge 2016 for Kenyan Entrepreneurs (KES 1,000,000 Grant)

Application Deadline: August 19th 2016

This is a platform for championing green sustainable jobs by women and youth entrepreneurs in Kenya, with a focus on selected value chains, through MSMEs business modeling in at least 6 selected counties. Nakuru was the pilot County.

Problems to be tacked by Green Enterprise Challenge:

  • Youth unemployment
  • Environmental pollution
  • Poverty
  • Little education
  • Inadequate business skills

The challenge is being run by Micro Enterprises Support Programme Trust (MESPT) in collaboration with Tangaza University College. MESPT is a champion of a Green Growth economy and in partnership with Danida has been implementing the Annual Green Growth Conference and exhibition in Kenya for the last 2 years.

Requirements:

  • The challenge is open to youth and women who have startup businesses not more than 3 year old.
  • Their businesses must have a green element in it.
  • To register for the challenge must I have an existing business?

No, your business can be an idea which you must be in a position to convince the trainers and the judges that it is viable.

Categories:

Business Categories are eligible?

  • Your business is eligible if you are in the line of:
  • Mobile & ICT Technologies
  • Waste Management
  • Agri-Business
  • Renewable Energy

Benefits:

  • They will be sponsored into an entrepreneurship academy in their county.
  • All finalists will get certificates.
  • Winners will be awarded trophies.
  • Overall national winners will be awarded a monetary grant of up to KES 1,000,000 to grow their businesses.
  • Sponsorship opportunity to participate/ exhibit in the National Green Enterprise Challenge and the National Green Growth Conference & Exhibition in October 2016.
  • Exposure to potential investors/ funders.
  • Development of brands
  • Media Coverage
  • Six months post competition incubation to harness entrepreneurial skills.

Register Now for the Green Enterprise CHALLENGE 2016

Email: GEC@mespt.org Contact Person: Ann 0722 207 905/ 0735 333 154/ 0728 817 315

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Green Enterprise CHALLENGE 2016

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