Mega Green Accelerator: Apply Now for Climate Solutions

Mega Green Accelerator: Apply Now for Climate Solutions 

Applications are now open for the Mega Green Accelerator, aimed at supporting climate solutions through regional start-ups. The initiative, launched in conjunction with partners PepsiCo and SABIC, among others, seeks to empower entrepreneurs in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region focusing on circular economy solutions, clean energy transition, and climate mitigation technologies, including water and agriculture. Announced at COP28 in the UAE, this program aims to cultivate the next generation of innovators addressing regional and global sustainability challenges.

During the initial phase of the Mega Green Accelerator program, emphasis will be placed on innovation within the circular economy, as well as advancements in clean energy, water, and agriculture. Selected entrepreneurs will benefit from six months of mentorship by industry experts, along with access to extensive networks and business opportunities provided by program partners and influential business leaders in the region. At the program's conclusion, one standout company will be awarded seed funding to support its ongoing development.

Applications are invited from established, revenue-generating start-ups that are developing business models aligned with the program's key focus areas. Interested parties can apply for the six-month mentorship program until March 15th via the program's website.

Eugene Willemsen, CEO of Africa, Middle East, and South Asia at PepsiCo and CEO of International Beverages, commented on the significance of the Mega Green Accelerator, highlighting the need for collaboration and infrastructure to support innovative climate technologies in the region. Roland Daher, CEO of AstroLabs, underscored the program's role in fostering the Gulf region's sustainability sector, connecting businesses and driving innovation in response to climate change.

Strategic investment partners such as Dubai Future District Fund, Venture Souq, and Shurooq Partners will provide platforms for investment opportunities, mentorship, and networking, while ecosystem partners will source applicants, amplify accelerator knowledge, and communicate progress through their respective networks. Schneider Electric will contribute as a prize partner, participating in the final selection of participants.

Given the region's accelerated warming trends, investment in climate change mitigation solutions is crucial. The Mega Green Accelerator aligns with the UAE's ambitious sustainability goals and offers a platform for private sector initiatives to address pressing environmental challenges.

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