2014 Finalists

Come to the Annual Gathering and see the top 3 finalists of our Biz Plan Competition compete! 
Gham Power
Please join us July 24 – July 26 as we come together to celebrate these world-changing entrepreneurs as well as the rest of our Mentor Capital Network.
More about the Finalists
Gham Power – Kathmandu, Nepal
Gham Power is a solar company based in Nepal that provides complete solar project development and EPC services for businesses and rural sites – from initial feasibility study and design to system installation, and ongoing support. 

Their biofuel gel venture provides a cleaner, safer and cheaper alternative to kerosene and other harmful cooking fuel for people who earns below $4/day in Africa. 

SOL VISTA – Silver Spring, MD USA
SOL VISTA’s mission is to make commercial building efficiency simple and profitable. They do this through a combination of onsite services and their subscription-based, building performance monitoring and reporting platform.  

Our Annual Gathering is a global convening of innovative, exciting, emerging social entrepreneurs plus mentors, investors, inventors, researchers, and experts that you don’t want to miss! We come together each year to change the way business is done. Not only will world-changing early-stage sustainable businesses be presenting, but we will have many networking and educational opportunities to learn, share, and expand the social enterprise field.  

 July 24: Opening party at Affinity Lab – home of WJF’s headquarters. Four lucky local entrepreneurs will get free coworking space with our partners Affinity Lab or Bethesda Green.

July 25: Green Grab Social entrepreneurs will pitch in front of accredited investors! Described as “Shark Tank as if created by public television, but not on TV,” our Green Grab event connect high-growth sustainable companies seeking seed-stage investments with professional accredited investors. There may even be an investment! 

Stay tuned…
 July 26: Top 3 Biz Plan Competition companies will present to compete for our top prize!  

Mark Your Calendar 
June 26 Investor Fishbowl @ Bethesda Green from 1-5 pm followed by a cocktail reception. 
July 24 Annual Gathering Opening Party at Affinity Lab – 920 U St. NW, Washington, DC 20001 
July 25 Investor Green Grab at Arent Fox Auditorium 1717 K Street, NW Washington, DC 20036 
July 26 Annual Gathering – Biz Plan Grand Prize at World Resources Institute – 10 G St NE, Washington, DC 20002