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Calling on Aquapreneurs to Join the World Bank Youth Innovation Challenge!

Are you a dynamic aquapreneur aged 18-35, ready to make a splash in the world of water solutions? The World Bank Youth Innovation Challenge: Water Solutions for a New Climate Reality beckons you to join a global movement of innovative minds addressing critical water challenges.

Why participate?

1. Hone your entrepreneurial skills:

  • Perfect your pitch to investors.
  • Develop a robust business plan.
  • Master product-market fit strategies.
  • Cultivate a thriving team.
  • Learn about early-stage fundraising.
  • Navigate the journey from lab to market.

2. Engage with industry experts:

  • Pitch your scalable solutions to water tech CEOs, VCs, and impact investors.
  • Receive valuable market feedback from water and sanitation utilities, irrigation operators, and other end users.

3. Expand your network:

  • Connect with a global community of successful entrepreneurs, water experts, investors, and fellow innovators.

4. Accelerate your growth:

  • Access a 6-month Accelerator Program featuring one-on-one mentoring by accomplished Water tech CEOs (exclusive to winners).

What are the global water challenges?

This challenge revolves around four critical water challenges affecting our world:

  1. Too much water
  2. Too little water
  3. Contaminated water
  4. Mismanaged water

Application details:

Eligible participants are invited to apply by February 23, 2024. The challenge commenced at CoP28 on December 8th, 2023, and will continue until October 2024. It is a collaborative effort by the World Bank’s Solutions for Youth Employment (S4YE) and Water Global Practice’s Utility of the Future Program. Esteemed partners include CEO Champions from Water-Tech Companies and Outreach and Learning Partners such as Microsoft Philanthropies, Sustainable Oceans Alliance, and World YMCA.

Seize this opportunity to be a catalyst for change in water solutions! Apply now to transform your innovative ideas into impactful solutions.