Green Solution Hackathon



Are you a student, founder, or an employee of a startup? Maybe you are someone with a solution to an ecological challenge in your community or in your company? Do you have an idea for sustainable work, or you want to realize some green initiative? Then, this Public Call is for you!

Apply for the Green Solutions Hackathon for students and startups that will take place on 15 th and 16 th September 2023, in Tetovo.

The Hackathon is organized by the SEEUTechPark and Liberal Alternative Institute (LAI) with the support of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ) under the auspices of the German Cooperation and the SENECA Green and the USAID’s Youth Actively Create Opportunities Activity, implemented by Improving Economies for Stronger Communities (IESC).

What’s in it for you?

Participation in the Green Solutions Hackathon will bring you an amazing opportunity to acquire new skills, exchange experience, learn and network on sustainable, innovative, and green business solutions, business development, increasing market potential and building financial sustainability, as well as take your pitching skills to another level through mentoring sessions and workshops.

In addition, the event will enable you to expand your professional network with likeminded progressive, innovative, and motivated green changers in the society, students, young people, startups. Finally, the Hackathon will provide opportunities for fundraising for your green idea.

The highest ranked green ideas will receive the opportunity to compete for one of the following awards:

• The first ranked team will receive an award price of 30.000 MKD.
• The highest ranked 3 teams will participate in a follow-up Investment Rendezvous for Green Solutions with potential financiers in the country and the region organized by the GIZ.
• The highest ranked teams will be enabled to participate on a specialized training on 1] Sustainable Corporative Operations and 2] Development of Business Plan organized in cooperation with ProCredit Bank.
• The highest ranked teams will be enrolled in a Master Class – From Idea to Startup and a Workshop on Idea Screening with the founder of Networker, Sanja Mitrovska.
•The highest ranked teams will receive an invitation to participate in the 700 Accelerator call and get a chance to get an investment up to 40.000 Euros.
• The high-school students that will participate on the Green Solutions Hackathon will be invited to take active participation in specialized educational workshop on green business model organized by NGO Liberal Alternative Institute-LAI.

The event will be held in English language.

The deadline for registration is 1 st September 2023, by 12.00.

Link for application

Full details for the registration process are provided here

Be Sustainable, Green, and Innovative!

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This initiative is organized by the SEEUTechPark, Liberal Alternative Institute (LAI) and the 700 Accelerator, with the support of GIZ and USAID’s Youth Actively Create Opportunities Activity, implemented by Improving Economies for Stronger Communities, in partnership with Youth Educational Forum and Center for Entrepreneurship and Executive Development (CEED) Hub Skopje. The author’s views expressed on this website do not necessarily reflect the views of GIZ, USAID or the United States Government.