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The Wastepreneur Incubator Is Coming! Apply Now – Iraqi Innovators

The Wastepreneur Incubator Is Coming! Apply Now

Wastepreneur is a capacity development, market activation and entrepreneurship programme for SME development in the waste management sector for Mosul and Basra, organised by cewas.

Cewas Middle East and Black Forest Solutions GmbH have teamed up with the support of GIZ’s Private Sector Development and Employment Promotion Project to provide a specialised, 10-month incubation programme to support entrepreneurs specialising in waste management. The goal of the incubator is to establish businesses that create environmental, economic, and social impact.

The programme includes a pre-incubation ideation stage, training, business and operational coaching, consulting by sector experts, access to an extensive regional and international network, as well as access to funding and logistic support after incubation.

How To Apply

Applications are open to residents of the following governorates:

  • Baghdad
  • Basrah
  • Mosul
  • Erbil
  • Diyala
  • Diwaniyah

The incubator is perfect for entrepreneurs with an innovative business ideas for the waste management sector and who are seeking tailored support in developing a sustainable business model.

Apply here. The deadline to apply is 6th November 2020. The incubator will start in November 2020 and end in August 2021.

About The Organizers

cewas Middle East

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cewas is a Swiss non-profit organisation offering business incubation services for startups in the water, sanitation and resource management by building and strengthening capacities of innovations and entrepreneurs that aim to solve the world’s most pressing water, sanitation and resource challenges.

In the Middle East, cewas has been established to foster innovation and sustainability of environmental sectors including Waste Management through the development and implementation of entrepreneurial approaches.

cewas Middle East currently operates in Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine and Iraq. cewas’ startups focus on creating impact, while seeking financial viability, which is what is direly needed to ensure everyone’s access to natural resources, safe and efficient services as well as protection of natural ecosystems. In order to succeed in their mission and become sustainable entities at the same time, the startups require an innovative blend of support mechanisms that cewas Middle East attempts to consolidate with its business, finance and technical partners in the region.

Black Forest Solutions

BlackForest Solutions is a specialized environmental service provider improving the waste management strategies of its clients (public authorities, private companies, multinational companies, NGOs and international organizations) in the MENA region, Afghanistan, Pakistan and other emerging markets.

With its segments on Environment, Operations and Consulting, BlackForest Solutions covers relevant aspects of the circular economy: trading with hazardous waste streams, urban mining, operations of waste treatment facilities and the management of complex waste management projects. Beside that it offers technical and scientific consultancy, feasibility studies and bankable business cases.

Fatimah Oleiwi

I'm an English to Arabic translator, social media marketer, and copywriter who believes in the power of writing and words. I am interested in technology and entrepreneurship, and a supporter of innovation and capacity building in Iraq.