Apply for SAG-SEED Starter in Kenya, Ghana, Uganda & South Africa!

Deadline: Various

Do you have a business idea and need expert support to turn it into reality?

The SEED and SWITCH-Africa Green is seeking applications for the next round of the Starter Months in Kenya, Ghana, Uganda and South Africa.

The SAG-SEED Starter promotes the incubation of new eco-enterprises. Setting up a business is both an exciting and challenging task: Turning an idea into a product or service customers actually want to buy, requires not only a deep-dive into the market, but also business skills and bringing together the right team and partners. Considering all aspect can be challenging, therefore, SEED supports young teams of entrepreneurs with innovative ideas through the SAG-SEED Starter Months.

During the application period for the SAG-SEED Starter Months future eco-entrepreneurs form their teams and come up with their business ideas to tackle one of the main challenges in their country. Under expert guidance the selected teams will come together during two workshops to develop and refine their business ideas.

Objectives

  • The overall objective of SWITCH Africa Green is to support 6 countries in Africa to achieve sustainable development by engaging in transition towards an inclusive green economy, based on sustainable consumption and production patterns, while generating growth, creating decent jobs and reducing poverty. The objective will be achieved through support to private sector led inclusive green growth.
  • The specific objective is to support the development of green businesses and eco-entrepreneurship and use of SCP practices by having in place:
    • MSMEs and business service providers that are better equipped to seize opportunities for green business development,
    • better informed public and private consumers,
    • enabling conditions in form of clear policies, sound regulatory frameworks, incentives structures, tax, other fiscal and market-based instruments influencing key sector(s) in the 6 African countries.

Workshop Details

For Kenya

  • Application Deadline: 10 July, 2017
  • Focus Sectors: Agriculture, Manufacturing, Tourism
  • Workshop Date: 3-5 August & 14-15 September 2017
  • Workshop Location: Nairobi, Kenya

For Ghana

  • Application Deadline: 10 July, 2017
  • Focus Sectors: Manufacturing, Tourism, Waste Management
  • Workshop Date: 3-5 August & 8-9 September
  • Workshop Location: Accra

For Uganda

  • Application Deadline: 02 July, 2017
  • Focus Sectors: Agriculture, Manufacturing, Tourism
  • Workshop Date: 27-29 July & 8-9 September 2017
  • Workshop Location: Kampala

For South Africa

  • Application Deadline: 22 July, 2017
  • Focus Sectors: Agriculture, Manufacturing, Waste Management
  • Workshop Date: 15-17 August & 20-21 September 2017
  • Workshop Location: Durban

Eligibility Criteria

Entries from teams who develop green and inclusive business solutions for key social and environmental challenges in their country are eligible.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online via given website.

For more information, please visit SAG-SEED Starter.

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