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A. General Information of Program
What is Ecothon?
Ecothon, an innovation award for fostering early-stage startups with sustainable consumption and production (‘SCP’), is 36 hours of an intensive boot camp, including a business model competition for young eco-entrepreneurs. This year, the event will be held in Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, and the Philippines. Among the 17 SDGs, the Ecothon brings to focus on SDG 12. It seeks to foster an eco-entrepreneurship and to contribute to achieving the SDGs by developing sustainable business models that minimize environmental impact.
ECOTHON: Ecoentrepreneurs’ Marathon (for developing an innovative business solution)
- To identify promising Indonesian start-up teams with sustainable business models
- To revitalize the Malaysian start-up ecosystem
Host & Organizers
- Ministry of SMEs and Startups, Republic of Korea
- Ministry of Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives, Malaysia (MEDAC)
- ASEM SMEs Eco Innovation Center (ASEIC)
- Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF)
Dates/Venue: October 12th – 15th (4 days) / Online
Target Participants: 12 startup teams that aim to build a sustainable business model
Prize & Benefits
- Gold Prize 1,500,000 won
- Silver Prize 1,000,000 won
- Bronze Prize 500,000 won
- ALL winners will get the opportunity to participate in the follow-up program: ‘Global Startup Festival ComeUP 2021’ *Specific participation methods may vary depending on the organizers' circumstances*
B. How to Participate
- Please sign up for the Notion. ‘Notion’ is the main online platform of Ecothon. Announcements, lecture materials, schedules, etc. will be shared and uploaded through Notion.
👉 How to use Notion
- ECOTHON 2021 uses ZOOM. 'ZOOM' is the main online lecture program of Ecothon.
- Please visit the Ecothon Notion website and take the pre-E-learning course in advance for the final round. The E-learning course will be opened from 1st October 2021. ALL training materials will be accessible only after you finish signing up for the notion.
- If you finish the pre E-learning course, then you are ready to join the final round of the program!
- Final selected teams will be announced on 8th October 2021 after Pre e-learning course.
- Ecothon main event will begin on 12th October 2021.
👇 Link for Ecothon in Malaysia.
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