If you would like to make a real, practical environmental and economic difference and are ready to plug into to a regional, national or global cleantech network, volunteer to be part of the GCIP community.
Volunteers play a significant role in the growth of the Global Cleantech Innovation Programme (GCIP) for SMEs and the success of its entrepreneurs on both a national and regional scale. Volunteers become members of the GCIP community, an exciting opportunity to be part of the programme focused on “finding and fostering” the most innovative entrepreneurs from South Africa with ideas that address today’s most urgent energy, environmental and economic challenges. The community members have the opportunity to engage with the latest innovators and support their efforts in becoming successful, sustainable businesses.
Volunteers will gain experience at the GCIP in many ways:
Volunteer for the programme
The GCIP aims to maximize every participant’s chances of being successful in the programme, and to raise the probability of achieving sustainable commercial success. Taking on the role of a GCIP volunteer is a great opportunity for professionals to:
Volunteers and experts from the public, industry, organisations, government and institutions can participate in the programme to play a role in mentoring the entrepreneurs, join the alumni team or the judging team.
The Mentoring Program is a key component of the Programme. The mission of the mentor program is to maximize every participant’s chances of being prize winners, but most important, of raising investment capital and of achieving sustainable commercial success. Mentors and teams are matched based on skills, industries, technologies and regions on the mentor/team profiles.
The judging teams are local experts to pick the best start-ups who will progress throughout the Accelerator programme stages on to the national finals.
Volunteering for an event is a great way to get your foot in the door with the local cleantech entrepreneurship community. Event volunteers are able to network with the broad group of attendees which include investors, entrepreneurs and experienced business professionals. There are opportunities to volunteer at National Gala Events.
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