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Women in Cleantech Challenge

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Have a cleantech idea? Apply for our million dollar challenge!

Only 5% of tech companies in Canada are founded by women. Let's change that!

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Who are we looking for?

You are a woman with a cleantech idea

You are looking to build a business

You've got your eye on the prize

Pitch us your cleantech idea and win $1 million!

Challenge details

To apply you must be

  • A woman
  • A Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • The main innovator/individual leading the project

Key dates

  • Deadline to apply: July 13, 2018
  • Grand Prize Winner announced: March 2021

Prizes

  • Five Winners will receive $115,000 a year for 2.5 years for living and travel expenses
  • One Grand Prize Winner will receive $1 million to continue building her business

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