The Eco-Challenge 11.0 Registrations are Extended!

Washington, D.C., December 12, 2019. In partnership with PepsiCo, the Young Americas Business Trust (YABT) announced this year the Eco-Challenge 11.0 edition, focusing on building a world in which our packaging never becomes waste, through reducing, recycling and reinventing. This partnership, entering the 

11th year, has provided immense opportunities for entrepreneurs to develop and share their ideas and sustainable solutions for their communities and countries.  

The Eco-Challenge program extends the deadline for registrations until February 29, 2020, allowing more time for the entrepreneurs in the Latin America and Caribbean region to continue preparing and uploading their business project and additional materials into the competition platform.

These new categories presented for Eco-Challenge 11.0 include: Beyond the Bottle and the Bag, Recycling and Post Consumer use of BOPP, Caribbean Innovation Eco-Challenge.  To learn more about the categories and how to register your business idea or project, visit the website:

Don’t wait until the last minute to turn in your project materials.Take advantage of the free training and mentoring opportunities the program offers, along with seed capital for the winners, and incredible networking and international visibility opportunities during the Finals stage of the competition.  

If you are between the ages of 18 and 34 years old, and is a citizen of any of the Latin American and Caribbean Member States of the Organization of Americas States (OAS), we invite you to register your innovative solution in one of the Challenges mentioned before, via

Jorge Garduño, Co-Founder of Clevot, and winner of Eco-Challenge 8.0, mentioned the following about his experience at the Eco-Challenge Finals in 2017:

 “It was great to be in contact with an international network of entrepreneurs and to have access and support from several mentors, along with the seed capital that helped our business continue to grow.” 


The program has been developed since 2009, and until today, it has received 17,448business proposals presented by 22,920young people from more than 33 countries.  The introduction of new categories into this year’s Eco-Challenge competition reinforces the goals of improving the sustainable usage and disposal of plastics in our communities.  

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