Founded in Tamarin, Mauritius – Ecolozik Eco (Mauritius) Ltd, a startup that runs a ONE-STOP ecological community & eco-ecommerce platform for an environment friendly, conscious shopping & lifestyle, captured ﬁrst prize at the national ﬁnals of the Entrepreneurship World Cup competition held on the 21st of December 2022 in Ebene Cibercity, Mauritius.
Angelique Samouilhan, Founder of Ecolozik Eco (Mauritius) Ltd, won the Final pitch competition round and moves to the next round of the global competition against national winners from 200 countries. Empretec Mauritius as national organizer offered its support to prepare Ecolozik for the Global Finals.
” I am the founder and director of EcoMauritius.mu , the only ecological web platform in Mauritius. This site allows people to discover, enjoy and buy green products, activities, accommodation, events, courses and workshops in Mauritius. We also support and promote NGOs and local businesses which are all environmentally friendly.,” said Angelique Samouilhan which allowed her to convince the jury of her unique value proposition.
In preparation for the EWC Global Finals, Angelique Samouilhan will participate in a Bootcamp which features virtual training and mentoring sessions targeted to their company’s current stage and growth trajectory.
Ecolozik emerged victorious from a pool of 15 contestants who applied – each receiving access to free virtual training services and up to $25,000 in perks to help them take their venture to the next level.
As a Global Finalist, Ecolozik will compete for a share of USD 1 million in cash prizes. The top 100 Global Finalists will receive $100,000 worth of in-kind services and support from service providers such as AWS, Freshworks, Oracle, Hubspot, Stripe and Segment.
Global ﬁnalists also gain automatic entry into the GEN Starters Club, an invitation-only community of talented founders from around the world.
Other ﬁnalists in the EWC Mauritius National Finals included:
● La maison Ojas, from Albion, a startup that consists of wellness facilitator, expert from tourism filed, management , as well as financial sector . Each expert in his/hers field sharing the same vision of providing wellbeing services and build up a community.
● Morivert Co Ltd from Port Louis, a start up that We are a talented team of 9 young people with a perfect combination of expertise and passion for creating positive impacts through business. This has already been awarded to our company multiple times (ex. National Innovation Challenge Award, selected by Trampoline accelerator program, 1st runner up at Sustainable Waste Management Challenge, Winner at Climate Launch Pad 2022 ) providing us with strategic advantages and visibility. We complete our experience with an advisory board composed of 6 members (senior specialists in different fields).
Judges for the competition were:
● Sanjay Ramgutty, President of the Association of Mauritian Entrepreneurs and seasoned Entrepreneur having founded a few companies in the Mauritian Ecosystem
● Linley Tanner, Entrepreneur and founder of Fantastic Mind
The EWC Mauritius National Finals were organized by Empretec Mauritius in partnership with The Global Entrepreneurship Network (Mauritius).
Since launching in 2019, the competition has attracted 400,000 registrations from 200 countries and connected founders with over US$3M in cash prizes and another US$256M worth of perks and free support and services.
Global Finalists will face off against one another in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in March 2023.
EWC is an initiative led by the Global Entrepreneurship Network and Monsha’at, with support from a collection of national and global partners including One Valley, The Global Education and Leadership Foundation (tGELF), Entrepreneurs’ Organization, KAUST and Startup Genome.