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The Sustainable forest trade Incubation Program

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), and Bridge for Billions, joined forces to create an incubation program that will support up to 50 early-stage enterprises from Thailand with the potential to promote sustainable timber trade in the region.

The Sustainable forest trade Incubation Program has been created to support the emergence of commercially-viable, community-inclusive and climate-resilient businesses that support the emergence of commercially-viable, community-inclusive, and climate-resilient businesses focused on sustainable forest trade. The program seeks to attract projects that show robust revenue generation perspectives and ambition to reach a critical mass. We aim to build a diverse and attractive cohort demonstrating commercial potential and wide adoption of nature-positive business models.

This program is part of the UN-REDD Lower Mekong Initiative on Sustainable Forest Trade.


Why join as an entrepreneur?

Step-by-step learning and development

Our program follows a step-by-step methodology, which allows you to work directly on your business and make the most important decisions, as well as visualize your financial projections or your growth and impact plan for the next few years.

Personalized mentoring

You’ll be partnered with a professional to personally guide you, with whom you will have weekly video call sessions. This way, you can have an external point of view while you validate your project and advance in key aspects to define your business and its potential.

Global entrepreneurship community

Become a part of a supportive global community of founders that share resources and harness challenges together. 

Final Pitch Competition

Once the incubation phase has finished, participate in the Final Pitch Competition where you will be able to present your business in front of different stakeholders.


Our program is 100% online and allows you to have a flexible schedule. Work from anywhere at any time through our online platform. No barriers, limits, or excuses: just an internet connection. 

Build your own executive summary

The platform offers a learn-by-doing approach inspired by the most recent entrepreneurship methodologies. You will get to generate your own Executive Summary in PDF format, a document you can share with potential investors, co-founders, etc.

This program is perfect for you if:

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DEADLINE: March 31st, 2023



Apply to the program

Tell us more about you, your team and your venture by submitting your application below. Our team will evaluate all applications from entrepreneurs who apply to the program.

Keep in mind! Only one of the team members should apply. Later on, once accepted, you will be able to add the rest of the members so you can collaborate together in the platform.

After the application process we will review all of them and we will send you an email, letting you know more details about your participation.

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Participate in the welcome session

We will invite you to participate in an information session to welcome you to the incubation program. In this session we will cover the role of program participants, the role of your mentor, the use of incubation platform that will help you work on your business, and much more!


Meet your mentor

Take part in our matching process! You will have the opportunity to meet online with volunteer mentors, both local and international.

Once you have met several of them, both you and the mentors will submit your rankings in order to let us know who you think will be the best fit for your project's needs. Based on the rankings, we will make the best mentor-mentee pairs.


The incubation program begins!

Welcome! Now you are ready to begin a 4-month incubation period to continue developing your business.

  • Follow an online curriculum with 8 modules to build a robust value proposition and business strategy for your venture.
  • Meet weekly with your personal mentor on one-to-one online sessions to get a fresh perspective and make sure you're in the right direction.
  • Attend the monthly online group meetings to meet fellow founders and work on the soft and business skills needed to grow as an entrepreneur.
  • Once the incubation phase has finished, participate in the Final Pitch Competition where you will be able to present your business in front of stakeholders.

Questions about the program?

Can’t find your question here?

Connect with our program managers

Alexandra Martins

Bridge for Billions Program Manager for the Sustainable Forest Trade Incubation Program.

George Scott

Program Manager from UNEP

The Institute of Agro-Based Industries

The Thailand Forest Certification Council (TFCC) is an institution under The Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) that promotes and supports entrepreneurs in the agricultural sector to connect to the industry covering the whole country.