Deadline: 22nd March, 2021
Are you part of a small and growing eco-inclusive enterprise that continues to deliver environmental, social and economic benefits to your target markets?
Application is now open for The SEED Awards for Entrepreneurship in Sustainable Development. This is an annual awards scheme designed to identify the most innovative and promising locally-led start-up eco-inclusive enterprises in developing and emerging economies. Each year, multiple award categories are offered, ranging from country or region specific awards to thematic categories.
The SEED Award Winners and Runners-up are eligible for participation in the SEED Accelerator and Catalyser programs, respectively. The SEED Catalyser and Accelerator support high-achieving enterprises to scale up and optimize their eco-inclusive impacts.
The SEED Awards have celebrated and supported the further advancement of eco-inclusive entrepreneurship while generating key impacts:
- 311 Award Winners selected
- 800 Organisations engaged as partners
- 40 Countries represented
BENEFITS OF THE SEED AWARD PRIZE
As a SEED Award Winner or Runner-up, you will receive a customised SEED Support Package, which includes the tools and guidance required for your enterprise to emerge from the start-up stage and effectively scale-up the positive environmental, social and economic benefits which you deliver to your target markets.
The SEED Support Package is delivered through our Accelerator programme (for Winners) and Catalyser program (for Runners-Up).
CAPACITY BUILDING – Participate in Business Planning Workshop and receive one-on-one Expert Advisory services on business and financial planning for scale-up of eco-inclusive enterprise activities.
GLOBAL PROFILING – Receive multiple opportunities for your enterprise to be profiled at a high-level Awards Ceremony, through global SEED communication networks and via your own SEED Enterprise Profile.
SEED TOOLKIT – Apply SEED Toolkit of collaborative and hands-on design thinking methods to identify enterprise development priorities for funding strategizing, stakeholder mapping and impact measurement.
NETWORK BUILDING – Access SEED’s extensive network of established eco-inclusive enterprises, funders, and policy-makers, including previous Award Winners and Ecosystem Building program participants.
Enterprises that fulfil the following requirements are invited to apply to be a SEED Award recipient:
- Demonstrate entrepreneurship and innovation
- Deliver economic, social and environmental benefits
- Have the potential to scale-up and/or be replicated in other contexts
- Are at the early stages of implementation
- Have the intention and potential to become financially stable
- Are a partnership between different stakeholder groups
- Are locally driven or locally led
- Meet country and/or sector requirements
- South Africa
For more information visit the official webpage of SEED AWARD 2021