on october 28, 2016, the final of the 2016 environmental innovation & entrepreneurship challenge was held in yixing, leader in china’s environmental protection. in the end, ensmax shanghai won the first prize under the tutorship of mr. zhao lijun, president of china environment chamber of commerce (cecc) and poten enviro’s chairman& ceo.
as the tutor to environmental protection companies, mr. zhao delivered a captivating speech to the young environmental entrepreneurs who reached the final.
starting a business needs the pursuit for greatness
“entrepreneurship will go farther with the pursuit for greatness,” mr. zhao lijun said. “only lofty intention can shore up a great dream. the courage to rise to challenges, the persistence for trial and error, and the continuous commitment to pooling resources are all necessary to success.”
“with a closed mind, one cannot go far. the more support one receives, the farther he can go,” mr. zhao insisted. “to reach somewhere in the distance, one should put his ambition there first.”
trusting the innovative power in young people
“youth constitutes the source of innovative power in china. they need more opportunities and trust. looking back on the history, many great contributions that influence the mankind are credited to young people,” he noted. investors are expected to make socially responsible investments. their support for young startups is equal to assume the responsibility for the future of the society.
the society should make clear its trust for young people. everyone who has been trusted by the society and benefited from this trust needs to give back to the community by offering young people more chance and support.
with the distance lit up by dreams, it’s high time to forge ahead.
as an environmental activist who has embarked on the entrepreneurial path for 22 years, mr. zhao is willing to work together with young entrepreneurs in a joint bid to develop the environmental protection undertaking.
before the arrival of the final competition, he invited the finalists to visit poten enviro where they discussed with senior executives of the group about how to start a business and attended a corporate culture meeting themed “going farther with the common goal”, thus gaining a look into the resources of the group.
“with the distance lit up by dreams, it’s high time to forge ahead,” mr. zhao held. “china is in the best era for innovation and entrepreneurship.” he encourages young people to do what they are interested, bring more valuable innovation for the society, and light up their own future.
the 2016 environmental innovation & entrepreneurship challenge has developed into an environmental protection program incubator featuring a mentor-apprentice model. through creating a vertical, professional platform specialized in competition services, it fully integrates high-quality resources and arouses the enthusiasm for starting up businesses, in a bid to promote the healthy development of the chinese environmental protection sector.
prize winners of the final:
jiangsu gaiya environmental science and technology co., ltd.
jiangsu xinqi environmental protection co., ltd.
micro haops inc
micro haops inc
fairsense (beijing) environmental science and technology co., ltd.
beijing huatai high-tech technology co., ltd.
the competition was co-hosted by china yixing industrial park for environmental science & technology and dark horse and organized by jiangsu (yixing) institute of environmental industry. nearly 30 investors were shortlisted for the final. they came from 20 investment organizations including freesfund, qiming venture partners, kch capital, citic construction, cybernaut capital, tsinghua holdings, etc. (source: news center of the strategic development department of the group)