Here are the ten finalists from around the world, these ventures are aligned to the sustainable development goals in Geneva. Guillermo Jarrín Mora, founder of Tippytea is representing Ecuador.
In 2016 the Alliance for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (AEI) recognized TippyTea Blends in the category of Best Entrepreneurship of the Year.
Something about Tippytea®:
Tippytea is a responsible enterprise with nature and with all the people who are involved, the brand works with communities in the Cotacachi area, these make up approximately 250 families and around 100 women are in charge of growing herbal and fruit plants with organic certification.
The brand spreads the culture of this drink in Ecuador, also rescues ancestral herb and fruit flavors to create blends. Our passion is entrepreneurship and promoting #TeaCulture.
UNCTAD, in collaboration with WIPO, the Politecnico di Milano, Youth Business International and Impact Hub Geneva have invited young entrepreneurs from around the world to pitch business ideas contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) during the Global Entrepreneurship Week.
A selected panel of impact investors and experts will provide feedback to young start-ups on how to promote sustainable and inclusive growth through Entrepreneurship.
Guest of Honour
-H.E. Mr. Didier Chambovey, Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Switzerland
President of the panel -Mr. Olivier Ferrari, Founder and Executive Director of One Creation
Members of the panel -Ms. Katharina Serafimova, Lecturer, University of Zürich, Institute for Banking and Finance -Mr. Keith Tuffley, Founder and Chairman, NEUW Ventures SA -Ms. Claire Besse, Jury Member, Business Angels Switzerland -Mr. Bertrand Gacon, Head of Impact Investing and SRI, Lombard Odier -Mr. Matthias Kuhn, Licensing Officer, Unitec, University of Geneva
Facilitator -Ms. Elaine France, Founder, Flow in Action