SJF Institute News April 2011: Green Jobs Award and Cleantech Mentorship Program Accepting Applications

SJF Institute is excited to be announcing its call for applicants for both the Green Jobs Award and the expanded SJF Cleantech Mentorship Program this Earth Week! And we’re thrilled that entrepreneurship has been receiving recognition as a key driver of economic growth and that our areas of focus – cleantech and impact entrepreneurship and investing – have been present at the table during recent meetings at the Treasury Department and the Federal Reserve.

These discussions have also recognized that entrepreneurial innovation is everywhere and that we must support the growth of entrepreneurs beyond the traditional hubs (Boston, Silicon Valley) to have a truly successful recovery. SJF has always operated “off the beaten track,” and is committed to addressing these needs. The Green Jobs Award recognizes entrepreneurial innovators who are are addressing environmental challenges and creating quality employment in their communities across the country. We’re also expanding the SJF Cleantech Mentorship Program to the Southeast and Appalachia to provide innovators with valuable resources and connections to grow their businesses and increase their positive impacts. See details below and join us in helping entrepreneurs change the world! We look forward to your applications, nominations and support of our work.

Thank you,

Bonny Moellenbrock and the SJF Institute Team

Call For Applicants and Nominations
Is your emerging company creating great, green jobs? Do you know a company that is a leader in green job creation? Apply now or nominate a company for a 2011 Green Jobs Award! The Green Jobs Award program identifies, celebrates, and promotes entrepreneurial innovators from across the country that are leaders in quality green job creation. The Award accelerates these sustainable businesses and demonstrates the potential of the green economy for all communities. Check out last year’s impressive winners here.

Privately-held companies with at least $500,000 in revenue and 10 employees, and with a business model that preserves or enhances environmental quality are eligible. Winners will receive media exposure and a package of pro bono business services provided by B Corporations. Program sponsorships are still available. The deadline for nominations is May 30, and the deadline for applications is June 15. Nominate your own or another company today!

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