Our activities in Lebanon

cewas Middle East, together with Fondation Diane and Berytech, is moving into its second round of 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.

We are offering 10-15 start-up teams an incredible opportunity to build a 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!

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2019 CEWAS START-UP PROGRAMME AGENDA

21-24 March

4 Training Days, Beirut

Objective:

Define your winning water and sanitation business model

Description:

This module introduces you to the programme and shares insights into sector trends. Using the business model canvas, you will identify your value proposition and develop a minimum viable product, ready to be tested in module 2.

24-27 April

4 Training Days

Objective:

Objective: Ground-truth you business model and test it on your customers

Description:

Throughout this hands-on module you test different elements of your business model, including your prototype(s). Analyze specific market segments and generate feedback that allows you to turn your water and sanitation idea into a feasible solution. You will learn how to attract customers, improve your product or services and make your first sales experiences.

7-10 June

4 Training Days

Objective:

Build a compelling story around your products or services and make the numbers work

Description:

Drawing on information gathered in Modules 1 and 2, you establish a viable marketing mix considering promotion, placement and pricing of your products and services. In parallel, you will dive deep into cost structures and revenue streams to turn your idea into a financially viable solution. Count with the key elements of a convincing business plan by the end of this module.

21-23 June

3 Training Days

Objective:

Perfect your pitch and develop your networking strategy

Description:

You have a great idea and now it is time to test it with external experts, investors and potential customers. Develop your networking strategy and perfect your pitch. You will have the chance to win up to 15’000 USD in cash financing and/or a spot in a fully funded trip to World Water Week in Stockholm by presenting your pitch to a panel of judges.

July - December 2019

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.