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Do you have a green dream?  

Here is your chance to build your water, sanitation or waste idea into a business, with expert trainings, access to cash financing and green investors, international exposure and a community of like minded changemakers!

cewas Middle East, together with Fondation Diane and Berytech has launched the only dedicated start-up programme in sustainable water, sanitation and waste in the Middle East with generous funds from by The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International. We are offering 10-15 start-up teams an incredible opportunity to bring their green dreams into financial reality.

Are you an engineer, ITC expert, designer, WASH person, problem solver or business-minded individual or team who has the passion and dedication to spend 1 year developing their business idea together with our experienced team? Apply below!

Applications are open till March 12th 2018.

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2018 CEWAS START-UP PROGRAMME AGENDA

22-25 March

4 Training Days, Beirut

Objective:

Define your winning water and sanitation business model

Description:

The first module will help you transform your idea into a business model. Using the business model canvas, you will identify your value proposition and develop a minimum viable product, ready to be tested in module 2.

12-14 April

3 Training Days

Objective:

Develop the right marketing mix to sell your idea

Description:

In this module, you will design a marketing mix that allows you to turn your idea into a feasible solution. This will be done by introducing ways of attracting costumers and prioritizing price, product, place and promotion.

4-6 May

3 Training Days

Objective:

Prepare your launch: from finances, operations and documentation to the full fledged business plan

Description:

This Module provides a concise introduction to the key elements of a comprehensive and convincing business plan. In addition, the content of the training sessions will focus on finances and financing.

29 June - 1 July

3 Training Days

Objective:

Perfect your pitch and develop your networking strategy

Description:

By end of this module, you will have your idea ready and pitched to a jury of experts. Additionally, you may win a 30,00 USD or a fully funded trip to participate in the World Water Week in Stockholm (August 2018) or AMWAJ Conference in Barcelona (October 2018).

July - December 2018

A mix of individual and virtual coaching

Objectives:

- Coaching is provided to help your business happen
- Networking is done through connecting you with experts and like-minded entrepreneurs in the sector

Description:

Expert coaches and mentors are there to help make businesses happen! Through individual coaching, they can provide practical advice, facilitate introductions and connect you to funding opportunities. The cewas team will also inform you about networking events on national, regional and international base, which will help you extend your circle in the sector.