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APPLY NOW! 2017 SAG-SEED Starter Workshop To Become An Eco-Entrepreneur

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Want to set up your own eco-inclusive enterprise in Kenya?

Apply for our upcoming SAG-SEED Starter Months in Nairobi!

Focus Sectors: Agriculture, Manufacturing, Tourism
Workshop Date: 25-27 January & 23-24 February 2017
 Workshop Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Application Deadline: 19 December, 2016

The SAG-SEED Starter Ideas Competition invites entries from teams who develop green and inclusive business solutions to one of the key social and environmental challenges in Kenya. The winning teams will receive support on turning their idea into reality during the second round of the SAG-SEED Starter Months in Kenya.

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.

How does it work?

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. The time between the workshops is used for testing the idea on with potential customers and partners. After the Starter Months the teams have proven their concept and are ready to engage partners, funders, and go to the market.

We currently offer the SAG-SEED Starter in the following countries:

South Africa Mauritius Burkina Faso Ghana Kenya Uganda

Do you want to set up your own eco-enterprise?

Once the application period for your country is open, you can find all documents you need to apply on this site. Participation is for free! You only cover your transport and accomodation expenses.

How to apply

Teams with 2-5 team members and an idea for addressing one of the three challenges above can apply. We particularly welcome applications from women and youth.

Please send the completed application form to starter-kenya@seed.uno by 19 December 2016.

An internal team will evaluate all applications and inform you about the outcome. You can access the application form here: www.seed.uno/support/starter.

In case of questions please write us at starter-kenya@seed.uno or call our local partner ACTS Kenya at +254710607210 or SEED in Germany at +49 30 890006899.

Supported by

EUSwitch Africa GreenThe Starter Months in Burkina Faso, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, South Africa and Uganda are supported by SWITCH-Africa Green. SWITCH-Africa Green is implemented by UNEP with the assistance of the European Union. To read more about the multi-country project “Promoting Eco-Entrepreneurship in Africa” visit: www.seed.uno/sag.

Past Starter Months

In 2016 during 5 Starter Months in South Africa, Mauritius, Kenya, Uganda and Ghana more than 120 participants worked on 54 new eco-enterprise ideas! Our blog From workshop to market in seven weeksdescribes the journey.

For more information see the call for applications and download the application toolkit.

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