"A person with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds."

– Mark Twain

"A person with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds."

– Mark Twain

Global Pioneers

Do you think that your idea can solve the global problems of waste and disposal? Then you came to the right place. Become a Global Pioneer and get the chance to win 25,000 Euro. Submit your idea now!

Our Vision

We want to establish a world where every person has an eco-consciousness and every company tries their best to stop pollution.

Our Goal

30 years from now we and our partners want to globally support 320 ideas and businesses who are solving pressing pollution problems.

Project Global Pioneers

Global Pioneers is a global startup-program for young and innovative founders whose business ideas are tackling problems in the fields of sustainability, waste management, waste disposal or recycling. The project is supported by ALBA.

In collaboration with the brightest minds, we are destined to find innovative solutions that relieve the burden on our planet.

Global Pioneers

Do you think that your idea can solve the global problems of waste and disposal? Then you came to the right place.

Become a Global Pioneer and get the chance to win 25,000 Euro. Submit your idea now!

Our Vision

We want to establish a world where every person has an eco-consciousness and every company tries their best to stop pollution.

Our Goal

30 years from now we and our partners want to globally support 320 ideas and businesses who are solving pressing pollution problems.

Project Global Pioneers

Global Pioneers is a global startup-program for young and innovative founders whose business ideas are tackling problems in the fields of sustainability, waste management, waste disposal or recycling. The project is supported by ALBA.

In collaboration with the brightest minds, we are destined to find innovative solutions that relieve the burden on our planet.

This is what you and your idea should bring along:

  • Your idea offers solutions in the areas of recycling, waste, disposal, logistics, energy or sustainability,
  • you are based or work in a developing country,
  • you already started to develop and implement your idea or may have a proof concept,
  • your sales model enables economic independence,
  • your idea allows to be scaled in a global dimension.

Our Global Pioneers Competition

You can apply your idea to our program at any time so we can potentially support it with max.

in the first year. Additionally we will supply you with our network as well as the concentrated ALBA marketing power.

Our support to your idea:

  • Funding – we will encourage your idea with economic support of up to 25.000€ in the first year, with the chance of a six-figure follow-up investment in the following year.
  • Ceremony – we invite the selected startups to our headquarters in Berlin. Following this invitation the winners will get the chance to work on and improve their business and financial plans in our Global Pioneers workshop.
  • Network – we will introduce you to our business partner and financiers to make sure you connect with the best network possible.
  • Media– we also want to use our media network to promote your idea to the whole world. Therefore we use our press network, our social media channels and our blog.

Apply to become a Global Pioneer.

Here is how you can apply:

  • You can send in your submission at any time you want.
  • Applications can be send online.
  • We will review your application.
  • If we think that your idea fits our program, we will let you know to send us further details.
  • If we include you into our program, you will receive funding and an invitation to our workshop in Berlin, Germany.

Our support to your idea:

  • Funding – we will encourage your idea with economic support of up to 25.000€ in the first year, with the chance of a six-figure follow-up investment in the following year.
  • Ceremony – we invite our selected startups to our headquarters in Berlin. Following this invitation the winners will get the chance to work on and improve their business and financial plans in our Global Pioneers workshop.
  • Network – we will introduce you to our business partner and financiers to make sure you connect with the best network possible.
  • Media – we also want to use our media network to promote your idea to the whole world. Therefore we use our press network, our social media channels and our blog.

Here is how you can apply:

  • You can send in your submission at any time you want.
  • Applications can be send online.
  • We will review your application.
  • If we think that your idea fits our program, we will let you know to send us further details.
  • If we include you into our program, you will receive funding and an invitation to our workshop in Berlin, Germany.

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FAQ:

Where are we located?

  • We are located in Berlin, Germany.

Who is the patron of Global Pioneers?

  • The project is patronized by ALBA, one of the biggest global companies dealing with waste management and the recycling industry with an annual turnover of around 1.8 billion Euros.

Do I have to work and live in a developing country?

  • The program focusses on developing countries. Nonetheless we are happy about every innovative idea that we receive.

 

Can I participate even if my company is not founded yet?

  • Yes, we will help you set the foundation of your company if we think your idea is viable.

Do I need a business plan for submitting my idea?

  • No, you don’t need to have one while applying. If we think that your idea is viable though, we need a business plan as a further detail requirement among others.

 

What requirements should I meet to submit my application?

  • Your idea offers solutions in the area of recycling, waste, disposal, logistics, energy or sustainability,
  • Ideally you live or work in a developing country,
  • Your idea already makes an impact/ you have a proof concept,
  • Your idea ensures economic independence in the future,
  • Your idea is scalable, it is not only applicable in one specific region only.

 

FAQ:

Where are we located?

  • We are located in Berlin, Germany.

Who is the patron of Global Pioneers?

  • The project is patronized by ALBA, one of the biggest global companies dealing with waste management and the recycling industry with an annual turnover of around 1.8 billion euros.

Do I have to work and live in a developing country to participate?

  • The program focusses on developing countries. Nonetheless we are happy about every innovative idea that we receive.

Do I need a business plan for submitting my idea?

  • No, you don’t need to have one for application. If we think that your idea is viable, we need a business plan as a further detail requirement among others.

Can I participate even if my company is not founded yet?

  • Yes, we will help you set the foundation of your company if we think your idea is viable.

What requirements should I meet to submit my application?

  • Your idea offers solutions in the area of recycling, waste, disposal, logistics, energy or sustainability,
  • Ideally you live or work in a developing country,
  • Your idea already makes an impact/ you have a proof concept,
  • Your idea ensures economic independence in the future,
  • Your idea is scalable, it is not only applicable in one specific region.

 

Contact:

If you have any questions about the project, the application process or similar, you can send us a message here.

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