Business Plan Submissions due by Aug. 25th!

See below for instructions & this year’s Judges

 
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Your 2019 Judges!

 
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Janice Tran

investment professional, generate capital, inc.

Student Energy Board Member

Janice is a green energy enthusiast committed to helping build the world’s sustainable energy economy. She was an original Co-Founder for Student Energy and a Co-Chair for the 2009 International Student Energy Summit. Janice is currently an Investment Associate at Generate Capital, where she works to identify and underwrite investment opportunities in the renewable energy and waste-to-value sectors.

Janice is a green energy enthusiast committed to helping build the world’s sustainable energy economy. She was an original Co-Founder for Student Energy and a Co-Chair for the 2009 International Student Energy Summit. Janice is currently an Investment Associate at Generate Capital, where she works to identify and underwrite investment opportunities in the renewable energy and waste-to-value sectors.

Janice has a Masters of Science in Sustainability Management from the Earth Institute at Columbia University and a Bachelors of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary. Janice is also a licensed Chartered Professional Accountant in Canada.

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Marshall Brown

Global Green Growth Institute

Marshall has lived and worked in the Republic of Korea since October 2006. After completing a Master’s degree in 2011 at the Yonsei University Graduate School of International Studies, he joined GGGI as Green Growth Analyst in the Green Growth Planning and Implementation Division. Marshall has worked to coordinate the implementation of water projects with the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation, and has been project lead for the forthcoming Infrastructure Finance in the Developing World joint Working Paper series with G24.

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David Bowden

Senior Business Advisor and Entrepreneurship Instructor, MaRS Discovery district

David studied industrial engineering at the University of Toronto and has an international MBA from the Rotman School of Management. He is a certified off-road motorcycle instructor and is comfortable working in Spanish and Italian. Together with his wife Anne and two children he has traveled and worked in more than 60 countries.
David is currently both a Business Advisor and Entrepreneurship Instructor for MaRS Discovery District. In addition, he works as a consultant specializing in strategic growth management and has held executive roles as President of Sprint Canada residential telecom, SVP at Direct Energy for commercial/residential and founding President of Empori.com. Prior management positions at Labatt, Canada Post, Bata Shoes and Warner Lambert included international postings in Europe, the US and Latin America. More recently, David has held interim executive roles for strategic business transformation at clients including Sears, CIM, IceGen and Cavet Technologies.
An active community volunteer, David was a director and board chair of Habitat for Humanity Canada working with Habitat in Canada and overseas since 2002. He is a governor of the University of Toronto, an International Volunteer Advisor with CESO and a Director of the Bata Museum. In 2013, David completed the ICD (Institute for Corporate Directors) NFP Governance program.

www.linkedin.com/in/davidnbowden

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Ingvild Solvang

Global Green Growth Institute

Ingvild Solvang is a Senior Gender and Social Development Specialist with GGGI. She has nearly 20 years experience working in international development and humanitarian affairs. Based in Southeast Asia for nearly two decades, she has responded to emergencies, while also managing development programs for various organizations worldwide, always with a focus on poverty reduction, gender equality and social inclusion. Prior to joining GGGI’s HQ in Seoul, Ingvild was the Global Lead for Entrepreneurship with CARE’s Women’s Economic Empowerment Team. With her partner, she has also supported the management of ViaVia Jogja, a sustainable tourism social enterprise in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

Ingvild has a postgraduate degree in Social Anthropology from the University of Oslo and an MFA in Creative Writing from City University of Hong Kong. She has also studied Gender at SUNY Buffalo and Forced Migration at the University of Oxford.