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EBRD Star Venture programme

Green Star Venture Programme

The EBRD’s Green Star Venture supports innovative early-stage ventures with green technology and solutions in the EBRD’s countries of operation by providing dedicated advisory support for eligible startups. 

Green Star Venture helps these start-ups to enhance their competitiveness and sustainable growth,  which contributes to the global climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts, and promotes the green transformation and economy in the EBRD region.

What we offer

  • Systematic business diagnostics workshops
  • Customised consulting projects
  • Online/in-person mentoring sessions
  • Global networks of business partners
  • Access to finance/market

Are you eligible?

  • Your business is related to the fields of environment and sustainability which is applicable to the following criteria for EBRD’s Green Economy Transition:
    • Climate change mitigation (reduction of greenhouse gas emissions);
    • Climate change adaptation (enhancement of climate resilience); or
    • Other environmental benefits (including improved resource efficiency, reduced local pollution, improved resilience and restoration of ecosystems related to food, water and waste).
  • Your business or your development team are based in one of 30 countries listed here
  • You have an annual turnover of up to €1 million
  • You have been in business for less than 5 years
  • You have the technology that makes its business scalable
  • The enterprise’s main areas of activity fall under any business area except: military products or services, gambling, tobacco, alcoholic drinks

Calling all green start-ups from Egypt

We are currently recruiting our first cohort of green, high-potential start-ups from Egypt. Please refer to the application guideline and form below. Interested start-ups are welcome to apply by January 20th 2023.


Application form

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