Participant Guideline


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)


Program Objectives

  • To identify promising start-up teams with sustainable business models
  • To revitalize the start-up ecosystem in the Philippines

Host & Partners

  • Ministry of SMEs and Startups, Republic of Korea (MSS)
  • Department of Trade and Industry, Philippines (DTI)
  • ASEM SMEs Eco Innovation Center (ASEIC)
  • Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF)
  • Philippines Development Foundation (Phil Dev)

Dates/Venue: October 26th – 29th (4 days) / Online

Language: English

Target Participants: 10 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

B. How to Participate

Platform Guideline & Download Center

  1. 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.
  2. 👉 How to use Notion

    Notion User manual_FN.pdf611.0KB

  1. ECOTHON 2021 uses ZOOM. 'ZOOM' is the main online lecture program of Ecothon.
  2. 👇 Link for Ecothon in the Philippines.

    👉 Password: PH2021

  3. 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 15th October 2021. ALL training materials will be accessible only after you finish signing up for the notion.
  4. Pre E-learning

  5. If you finish the pre E-learning course, then you are ready to join the final round of the program!
    1. Final selected teams will be announced on 22th October 2021 after pre E-learning course.
    2. Ecothon main event will begin on 26th October 2021.

C. Inquiry

If you have any further inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact

number: +82-10-3534-9820 (via WhatsApp, Ms. Yewon)