Entrepreneurship program to award $75,000USD in grant support
Startups seek partnerships with Fortune 500 companies, large private and corporate foundations, investors and funders
CGI’s full program, including agenda and featured participants, at clintonglobal.org/2023
NEW YORK – For the second year, the Clinton Global Initiative is proud to announce 30 entrepreneurs and startups selected for the CGI Greenhouse. This year’s cohort was selected for their fresh perspectives and proven approaches to addressing global challenges including climate change, health equity, and building a more inclusive economy. And thanks to a $75,000 grant, three entrepreneurs will walk away with resources to scale and expand their work.
During the CGI 2023 Meeting, each entrepreneur will present their work and/or products to a panel of judges representing global foundations, and VC firms. The intent of Greenhouse is to connect the cohort, not only with financial capital from Fortune 500 companies, large private and corporate foundations, family offices, investors, and funders; but also the social capital necessary to create partnerships and scale new solutions to the next level. CGI Greenhouse was introduced during the CGI 2022 Meeting to accelerate partnerships for mission-driven entrepreneurs with strategic, intersectional approaches to addressing global challenges.
This year’s cohort includes Dr Abiodun Adereni of HelpMum; Avinash Ambale of Daara Bio; Kunjpreet Arora of Angirus Ind Pvt Ltd; Nicky Benn of LifeNet International; Alex Berkowitz of Coastal Protection Solutions, Inc; Aadhar Bhalinge of Audirivision Technologies Private Limited; Byran Dai of Daivergent; Danielle De La Fuente of Amal Alliance, Inc.; Dan Deviri of CarbonBlue; Alex Fisher of Saturn Bioponics; Sanjay Gupta of EnglishHelper Inc; Shweta Jaju of Punam Energy Pvt. Ltd. (ONergy Solar); Helge Jørgensen of 7Analytics; Sikander Sonny Khan of Paani Project; Moka Lantum of CheckUps Medical; Lorraine Muluka of Malaica; Oyungerel Munkhbat of Airee Felt LLC; Eva Mwai of North Star Alliance; Kalpit Prajapati of Apeiro Energy Private Limited; Carlos Ramos of Isobloco; Idda Saera of Lifepackage/MaishaPackage; Gurashish Sahni of ReCircle; Shelley Saxena of Sevamob; Rahul Shah of Achuk Environmental Solutions Pvt Ltd; Lori Shao of Finli Inc; Sam Warach of NextStep Health; Philip-Michael Weiner of Recapture; Ashlee Wisdom of Health In Her HUE; Laxmi Wordham of Bright Feeds; and Danny Wright of Gravity Water
CGI’s inaugural Greenhouse entrepreneurs included Melissa Diamond of A Global Voice for Autism; Carter Malloy and Garrott McClintock of AcreTrader; Ryan Bowers and co-founder Napoleon Wallace of Activest; Saar Safra of Beewise; Jose Anton of Broxel; Will Pallister of ChargeNet Stations; Kameale Terry of ChargerHelp; Tunde Adeyemi of D-Olivette Global Enterprise; Wemimo Abbey and Samir Goel of Esusu; Dave Levin of Hala Systems, Inc.; Ari Goldfarb of KANDO; Ed Agnew and Sagun Saxena of KOKO Networks; Sea F. Briganti of Loliware, Inc.; Nathalie Occean of MedHaul; Ady Beitler of Nilus; Tom Green of Project Vesta; Ivelyse Andino of Radical Health; Chioma Ukonu of RecyclePoints; Tinia Pina of Re-Nuble; Nidhi Pant of S4S Technologies; Richard Hanbury of Sana Health Inc; Rexanne Martin and Victoria Raiser of Sankari Studios; Lyle Adams of Spry; Tiffanie Stanard of Stimulus Inc; Ibrahim Rashid and Rahim Rasool of Strong Haulers; Jed Dutton of TemperPack; Naveen Sikka of Terviva; Josh Hester-Goralski of Unlocking Communities; Michael Barnes of Viva Equity Fund; Paul Senaye Siabi of WorldTech Consult; and Daniele Jean-Pierre of Zimbali Networks.
Launched by President Clinton in 2005, CGI has built a community of doers who are taking action to make a tangible difference in people’s lives around the world. The CGI community includes organizations across government, business, and civil society; established and emerging leaders; activists and advocates; and community workers and doers on the front lines of our most pressing global challenges.
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Founded by President Bill Clinton in 2005, the Clinton Global Initiative is a community of doers representing a broad cross section of society and dedicated to the idea that we can accomplish more together than we can apart. Through CGI’s unique model, more than 10,000 organizations have launched more than 4,000 Commitments to Action — new, specific, and measurable projects and programs — that have improved the lives of nearly 500 million people in more than 180 countries.
Learn more about the Clinton Global Initiative and how you can get involved at www.ClintonGlobal.org.