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© 2019 until now - INCO​​ AUSTRALIA

THE WOMAN ENTREPRENEUR

OF THE YEAR AWARD

Semi-final in Sydney, NSW on April 9th.

You are a woman entrepreneur living in Australia​, your project is sustainability focused and economically efficient, candidate now and take your chance to be invited to pitch at Impact², in Paris, on April 22nd 2020.

Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award is the international award rewarding women entrepreneurs that combines economic efficiency with au strong social and/or environmental impact.

Drawing on its global community of 500+ startups, INCO identifies outstanding women entrepreneurs whose businesses unlock solutions to environmental most pressing challenges across the world. 

Each year, semifinales take place in ten countries on five continents. 

Winners of the above semifinales are invited to participate to the Grand Final during Impact², the World Event dedicated to the new, sustainable and inclusive economy, on spring at the Paris City Hall (France).

February 7th 2020

Applications are opened for Australia semi-final.

April 9th 2020

8 startups are selected to pitch during the Women Entrepreneur Event in Sydney, NSW.

April 22nd 2020

The semi-final winner is invited to Paris to pitch during the WEYA Grand Finale at Impact² Paris, France.

ELIGIBILITY

SELECTION CRITERIA

WOMAN-LED

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

FOCUS ON CLIMATE CHANGE

MOTIVATION OF THE TEAM

DEMONSTRATED IMPACT

ECONOMIC VIABILITY

MARKET OPPORTUNITY

WEYA WINNER 2016 | THATO KGATLHANYE

Repurpose Schoolbags gives a child dignity by day and a light to study by night. Every Repurpose Schoolbag is fitted with a portable solar panel that turns into desk lamp providing up to 12 hours of light for reading and doing homework. 

Repurpose Schoolbags has already handed over 10,000 Repurpose Schoolbags to children in 6 countries on the African continent.
 

Since 2011, Impact² has welcomed:

12,000 participants

4,000 startups

50 countries

But also worldwide speakers like

Muhammad Yunus - Peace Nobel Prize
Anne Hidalgo - Mayor of Paris
Melissa Bell - Journalist
Thomas Pesquet - Astronaut
Gunter Pauli - Entrepreneur & Activist
Laurent Alexandre - Surgeon & Entrepreneur

Javier Morales - Counselor

Cedric Villani - Mathematician & Deputy

Nicolas Hulot - Former French Minister

IMPACT²

The winner of the semi-final will be invited to Paris to pitch during Impact².

Impact² is the leading global reference event dedicated to the actors of the new economy that combine wealth creation and positive social/environmental impact, in all sectors of activity, all around the globe.

 

The main objective is to show the best of this emerging economy, that is changing our lives, by providing innovative solutions to the social and environmental challenges we collectively face. 

 

Impact² takes place every year at the Paris City Hall with the presence of the mayor, Anne Hidalgo.

 

Since 2011, Impact² welcomed: 

APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN