Start your own sustainable business!

Dwindling natural resources, pollution, mismanagement of existing resources, rapid urbanization and climate change. These are the unsustainable trends of our present and potentially of our future. Radical transformations in the management of these systems are required, but cannot be brought about by conventional industrial solutions, governments or development aid alone.

Who will invent the technologies and services for the green revolution in the Middle East?

Entrepreneurs and change-makers are needed!

Do you have great ideas on how to change water, sanitation and resource management and dream of being your own boss?

Are you ready to develop and implement your own ideas but need some coaching and support?

We Offer You



Our course content gives you the knowledge you need to develop your idea, create a strong business model, perfect your pitch and launch and manage your business.



Our expert coaches are here to help make your business happen! They can provide practical advice, facilitate introductions and connect you to funding opportunities.



The cewas community connects you to a broad range of sector experts and like-minded water and sanitation entrepreneurs to collaborate, exchange and develop your business.

Start-up Programme Agenda


Get inspired and develop your start-up idea


This module will introduce you to the programme and share insights into the market and sector trends. Through interaction with coaches and fellow participants, you will nail down the business idea that most motivates you. This may be the idea you came with - or even a totally new one! Sector actors will provide you with insights into the environmental challenges, and former cewas startups will tell you about their experiences running a startup in Palestine, As this module draws to an end, you will have a clearly defined business idea that you are eager to develop in Module 2!


Define your winning water and sanitation business model and learn to sell it


Module 2 will help you transform your idea into a concrete business model. Using the business model canvas, you will identify your value proposition and develop a Minimum Viable Product, ready to be tested and developed on real customers. On the last day of this module, we will host a public event enabling you to present your idea to an audience of sector experts.


Prepare your launch: from marketing to finances, operations and documentation


Building on the information gathered in Module 2, this Module provides a concise introduction to the key elements of a comprehensive and convincing business plan. The content of the training sessions will include market analysis, marketing, operations, finances and financing. Upon completion of the module, you will have both a draft business plan, ready to pitch to partners and investors, and the knowledge and skills needed to launch your start-up.

Take a look at our country programmes!

cewas Middle East currently runs training programmes in Jordan and Lebanon. Additionally, business coaching and social entrepreneurship series are offered in Palestine and entrepreneurship activities will soon start in Iraq. Check out our country specific offers and events and apply to our start-up training programmes!