Deadline: January 16, 2024 23:59 EST
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Eligibility: eco-entrepreneurs, who are 18-35 years old, with an amazing water innovation or business that addresses climate change-related water problems. See the list of eligible countries at the bottom of the article.
Prizes: $50,000 USD to scale your business; a fully-funded trip to the USA for semi-finalists; marketing and exposure for your venture; and a 12-month business mentorship after the show.

Plus 1 Eco Odyssey 2024

The Plus 1 Eco Odyssey is a reality TV show, created by World Tree Productions and promoted in partnership with AlphaGamma. The upcoming first season is all about water, our most precious resource.

The initiative aims to inspire, empower, and create a bias for action among a new generation of eco-entrepreneurs committed to creating a more sustainable future.

It will spotlight underrepresented communities from around the globe who are disproportionately impacted by climate change.


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* UPDATE: The age limit has been lifted to 18-35

“The goal of the show is to accentuate Gen Z’s ingenuity to solve critical climate-related water issues. We’ll film nine young entrepreneurs in their home countries to show real-life water crises around the world and their amazing, creative solutions to safeguard our planet’s health”, says Kristine Gross, CEO of World Tree Productions. “And, we’ll throw in some fun challenges and bring along their “+1” communities to ensure we are all working together to tackle climate change and its global impact.”

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The Plus 1 Eco Odyssey will showcase the creativity and talent of the largest, most diverse, and digitally connected generation on earth (Gen Z) and will inspire future entrepreneurs who are acutely aware of the impact that humans are having on the environment. They know that the time for action is right now. 

With a $50,000 prize and a 12-month mentorship, the winning contestant will have all the tools they need to scale their eco-business. 

“This is a truly unique opportunity for social entrepreneurs”, says Arthur Gopak, CEO of AlphaGamma. “Each eco-entrepreneur will get an episode specifically focused on their business idea – providing an important platform to a worldwide audience of potential investors and customers.”

Who should apply?

The Plus 1 Eco Odyssey invites adventurous eco-entrepreneurs with unique water innovations that can help mitigate climate change.

The show will feature contestants from around the globe – each episode will feature a different business or science challenge, and our panel of esteemed judges will score your performance!

Have a blast while saving our planet!

If you are selected to participate in the Series, you will be filmed in your country of origin.

The shooting of the show will take between January and April 2024. You will participate in several fun entrepreneurial and science-related challenges throughout the show.

A panel of judges will score you in each of these challenges. And you will receive a ranking relative to the other contestants.

The top 3 best performers will head to the Semi-Finals. It will be held in Arizona, the United States. There, the contestants will compete for a $50,000 USD prize and a 12-month mentorship to grow their eco-businesses.

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Eligible countries

The applications are open to legal residents of the 26 countries, including but not limited to:

the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and all U.S. territories. And any of the following countries: Argentina, Australia, Barbados, Bermuda, Canada (except for the province of Quebec), Chile, China, Colombia, Denmark, Guatemala, India, Ireland, Japan, Latvia, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Serbia, South Africa, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, and the United Arab Emirates.

Time commitment

Once selected, the filming crew will fly to the location of each participant and will film their daily lives for 2-3 days. The time will be coordinated in such a way as not to disturb the daily routine of the participants.

For the semi-finals, the 3 shortlisted participants will then be invited to the US. The semi-finalists are expected to commit their time on May 9-11, 2024.

Application instructions

Excited about joining Season 1 of Plus 1 Eco Odyssey? Here’s how you can submit your entry for the show:

  1.  Follow the Application Link.
  2.  Create a profile for yourself.
  3.  Submit a 60-second video presenting yourself and your solution.
  4.  Get invited for the screening interview in January 2024.

The application submission will take 15 minutes max.

After the screening interview, 9 contestants will be selected for Season 1.

The filming crew will fly to the countries of residence of the participants for 2-3 days. Top 3 contestants that make it to the semi-finals, will be asked to travel to the US in April for up to 5 days.

Interested in taking part in the Plus 1 Eco Odyssey 2024? Follow the application link and take the suggested steps to submit your entry.

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  1. Hi Kima,

    This is a wonderful opportunity!

    I have a question: can we apply as an NGO? Or are only for-profit social businesses eligible?


    • Hi Nigel,

      Thanks for expressing your interest! 🙂

      Participants can establish the business any way they need to, be it LLC, C or S corp, sole proprietorship. An NGO or non-profit is acceptable as long as you or your friends are the founders.

      The idea is that you eventually need to scale your solution.

      Let us know if you have any additional questions, and we look forward to receiving your submission!

    • Hi Elena,

      Thanks for your interest! 🙂

      In Season 1, we had to limit the number of countries to 26. All of them are mentioned in the article.

      We will open up applications for additional countries in Season 2 for sure, so stay tuned!


  2. Guys, an important notice:

    You DON’T have to have a legal entity to qualify as a participant. As long as you have a prototype of your invention related to any water innovation, then you are eligible to apply.

    Let our team know if you have any additional questions!

    On behalf of the AlphaGamma team

  3. Hello everyone,

    Due to the popular demand, the organizers have lifted the age limits. Now, individuals aged 18-35 can submit their application.

    The deadline is 11:59pm EST, January 16.

    On behalf of the AlphaGamma team

    • Hello Matt,

      Thanks for stopping by! 🙂 Yes, you can apply with a prototype without having a registered company. We look forward to receiving your application!



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