YGT Launch Announcement

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The Power of Three: Asia Society, New Energy Nexus and C Team Announced “Young Green Tech” To Provide An Unparalleled Cleantech Exchange Program for Entrepreneurs

Asia Society in partnership with New Energy Nexus and C Team have announced Young Green Tech Entrepreneurs (YGT) 2019, an exchange program that empowers young creators and doers to address environmental challenges through scalable solutions and cleantech innovation. Every year, YGT provides a select group of transformative green startups training from prestigious institutions, access to high net worth philanthropists, business companies, venture capital, science labs and participation in tech-exchanges in both US and China.

In 2018, five startups building climate change solutions were selected to participate in tech exchanges at GoogleX, Navigant Consulting, ChangeLabs and TomKat Sustainable Energy Center at Stanford University and pitched at the Coal & Ice Exhibition in San Francisco during the Global Climate Action Summit. Startups included Shenzhen Power Solution, Clarity Movement, Motioneco, BluePlanet and VLoop.

“We are passionate about helping young entrepreneurs bring their technologies, solutions and products to the global marketplace, and look forward to mentoring them as they become viable businesses that enable us to tackle the toughest climate challenges in innovative ways.” – Bin Ouyang, Associate Director, Asia Society and YGT founder

This year, finalists of YGT 2019 will receive capacity building support from a strong mentor network, startup bootcamp, pitch opportunities in both China and the US and access to leading environmental stakeholders and to a vibrant YGT global alumni network.

“It will be up to the next generation of cleantech entrepreneurs to turn the dial and get us back on track towards a safer, cleaner and more sustainable future. – Danny Kennedy, Chief Energy Officer, New Energy Nexus and YGT advisor

YGT 2019 is now open for applications. The deadline is on May 5, 2019.

The program is supported by Asia Society, C Team, Vanke Foundation, New Energy Nexus, Financial Times Chinese and Columbia Global Centers.

Asia Society

Asia Society is the leading educational organization dedicated to promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among peoples, leaders, and institutions of Asia and the United States in a global context. Across the fields of arts, business, culture, education, and policy, the Society provides insight, generates ideas, and promotes collaboration to address present challenges and create a shared future. More information at www.asiasociety.org.

New Energy Nexus

New Energy Nexus (NEX) is a global organization that supports the next wave of entrepreneurs with funds, programs and connections that reflect emerging trends in the clean energy economy. Our network includes more than 100 incubators and accelerators, funders and development organizations from 29 countries around the world. We have offices in Shanghai, Singapore, California, Indonesia and Vietnam. More information at energynexus.co.

C Team

C team (aka. China Champions for Climate Action) is a nonprofit established by Mr. WANG Shi, the founder of China’s leading Real Estate Company, Vanke. Started in May 2017, C Team supports and encourages Chinese entrepreneurs to take a strong role in addressing climate change. We promote and help businesses explore green opportunities and adopt low-carbon processes.

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