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CSI Launches Cleantech Fellowship For Ontario Entrepreneurs To Tap Into $2.5 Trillion Market

The 2017 Global Cleantech Innovation Index ranked Canada’s cleantech sector fourth in the world. To help build on this success, CSI is launching a fellowship that will support entrepreneurs working to scale enterprises in this market expected to be worth $2.5 trillion by 2022.

Part accelerator and part fellowship, the program is accepting applications until June 22. Up to twenty successful applicants will be be provided with workspace, coaching, advisory services, impact measurement support, and connections to leaders, funders and investors.

“Ontario is a leader in cleantech startups that employ approximately 130,000 people and are an integral part of building a more resilient, low-carbon economy,” said CSI’s Director of Programs Barnabe Geis. “Working in everything from farming to transportation, these entrepreneurs are reducing pollution and improving the health and safety of communities across the province.”

The cleantech startups will work out of CSI’s new Climate Ventures space at 192 Spadina Ave. The space, opening in September, will serve as an incubator and hub for people working on solutions to climate change. Entrepreneurs can learn more and apply at: socialinnovation.org/cleantech.

For more information contact:
Barnabe Geis – Director of Programs
barnabe@socialinnovation.ca

About the Centre for Social Innovation:
The Centre for Social Innovation is a nonprofit social enterprise, a global pioneer in coworking, a community and catalyst for people and organizations that are changing the world. The CSI Community is home to over 1,000 nonprofits, charities and social ventures in Toronto that employ over 2,500 people and generate combined annual revenues of around $250 million. CSI members are turning social, environmental, economic and cultural challenges into opportunities to make the world a better place.

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