In honor of the United States’ hosting of APEC 2023, top female climate innovators will get expert pitch and business training, as well as the opportunity to present their solutions on a worldwide platform for the potential to earn hefty rewards. Applications for participation are now being accepted.
Catalyst has provided more than 80 entrepreneurs the opportunity to demonstrate their idea to high-impact investors, policymakers, and private-sector leaders in the United States, all while vying for substantial starting funding. The competition was launched during the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) 2017 in Hyderabad, India, and has since been repeated in 2019 (at the GES in The Hague, Netherlands), the 2019 APEC Forum in La Serena, Chile, in 2021 at the GIST Catalyst Virtual Pitch Competition, and in Thailand in 2022, with the specific goal of uplifting and advancing women in innovation throughout the Asia-Pacific region. This year’s competition aims to follow in the footsteps of previous events, providing participants with important learning and networking opportunities as well as displaying solutions that the world urgently requires.