Apply For Ye! Youth Ecopreneur Programme 2024 (Up To $10,000 prize)

Apply for Ye! Youth Ecopreneur Programme 2024 (Up To $10,000 prize) below.


NaijaOnPoint Nigeria reports that applications are open for the Ye! Youth Ecopreneur Programme 2024.


Ye! Youth Ecopreneurs Programme (YECO) is a transformative journey hosted by the International Trade Centre and the G20 Global Land Initiative. YECO 2024 is designed for visionary young entrepreneurs who are committed to pioneering sustainable solutions for our planet.



This year marks a significant expansion, scaling up from the Youth Ecopreneur Awards to a full-fledged programme. Celebrating its third iteration, the Awards have grown into a comprehensive initiative that includes a Global Bootcamp, an Accelerator phase, and concludes with the celebrated Youth Ecopreneur Awards. Each phase is carefully crafted to advance the most promising ecopreneurs, propelling them towards global recognition and impact.

Ye! Youth Ecopreneur Programme Benefits

  • Capacity-building for scaling your venture
  • Seed Funding ($100,000 USD for the land-restoration cohort, equity free)
  • Access to a Global Network & Exposure
  • Mentorship & Coaching
  • Legal and IP Guidance
  • Preferential access to Pro-Bono Legal Services from Sidley Austin
  • Preferential access to the Google StartUp for Sustainable Development Programme
  • All-Expenses-Paid Trip to International Conference for Award Finalists
  • Win the Youth Ecopreneur Award and get $10,000k USD prize money (1 Award per category)

Ye! Youth Ecopreneur Programme Eligibility


  • Must be under the age of 35 (by 22 March 2024)
  • Must be a member of the Ye! Community (Register here)
  • Must be Founder, Co-Founder or CEO

The Business

  • Must be majority run by a young person
  • Must be legally registered
  • The bootcamp is open globally, the accelerator is reserved for eligible countries – see the list here
  • Must promote land restoration, sustainability, circularity, and/or the green economy

Ye! Youth Ecopreneur Programme Application

The YECO 2024 welcomes young entrepreneurs to submit their green business initiatives. Applicants have until March 22 to present their proposals that reflect innovation, sustainability, and potential for impact.

Click here to apply

Ye! Youth Ecopreneur Programme Deadline: March 22, 2024

For more information, visit Ye! Youth Ecopreneur Programme.