Shell Youth Initiative awards ventures
After five months of training and mentoring, the Shell Youth Initiative program presented last week during the Tradeshow, more than 30 new companies focused on sustainability – one of the pillars of the project. Among them, eight were awarded based on their innovation and evolution within the program.
Held in Rio de Janeiro, the event also featured presentations by consultants Biolchini Clarissa, who spoke about the importance of design in solving problems, and Taciana Abreu, the Yunus Foundation, who presented cases in which the design was crucial to the success of projects.
Simultaneous interpretation in Pounds, the awards ceremony established the company Insolar, entrepreneur Henry Drummond as the best performance among entrepreneurs in the class of 2014. Facing the democratization of solar energy, the company currently has a pilot project in the Community Santa Marta and plans to extend its activities to other communities of Rio de Janeiro.
The second place went to Organic Club, production and purchasing organic products demand, and the third was for the institution Brun Personalized Education. Other awards were Brazilian Musical Memory Institute, Straw & Love, Organic Oasis, Corporate Move, Two Points and Brownie Rô – the latter winning the Pop Award voting public. In all, spread over 30 thousand dollars in prizes.
Another highlight of the event was on account of sOccket, soccer ball that generates energy after 30 minutes of play. It is part of the Power Your Voice program, supported by Shell and which seeks to raise awareness about energy dependence and the need for new energy sources. After a competition among the participants, visitors Philip Oliver, Rafael Ribeiro and Paulo Marcos Bispo earned a sOccket each after making 147, 127 and 63 with the ball embaixadinhas respectively
During the event, visitors interested in joining the class of 2015 Shell Youth Initiative could make your registration. Registration for the next edition of the program are open until January 16, 2015, on the site www.iniciativajovem.org.br . To enroll, students must be between 20 and 34, completed high school, reside in Rio de Janeiro and have willingness to join the program. All the training does not require any financial contribution of young entrepreneurs.
14 years fostering entrepreneurship in Rio de Janeiro, the Shell Youth Initiative is a program of the Brazilian versions of the Shell Live Wire program encouraging entrepreneurship Shell in 15 countries. In Brazil, the company also promotes Shell Entrepreneurial Initiative, aimed at projects included in the oil and gas chain in northern Rio de Janeiro and Espirito Santo south. Both are developed by Shell and run by the Center for Integrated Studies and Sustainable Development Programs – CIEDS.
Source: Shell Brazil