CLIMATE READY FOR WOMEN IN UPCYCLING

Climate Ready for Women in Upcycling was a pre-accelerator program specifically for women entrepreneurs in upcycling business with a focus on business literacy and strengthening business models through training and mentorship.

The program was designed to bridge the missing skills so that women entrepreneurs build confidence and gain adequate knowledge to thrive in the market and actively seek support available in the ecosystem.

Our cohort of 21 startups comprised of startups from multiple stages in startup journey. 8 startups were in ideation, 7 in prototype and 6 were in pilot sales. All these founders upcycled different kinds of waste and made various products.

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PROGRAM IMPACT

81% founders gained confidence as an entrepreneur

54% founders gained business literacy

47% founders raised funds through various grant opportunities

47% founders selected for other programs in ecosystem like Climate Launchpad

NOTABLE STARTUPS

Ecovia

Ecovia is a packaging-as-a-service company that upcycles used billboard banners and recycled plastic polymer to make reusable packaging for e-commerce and hyperlocal deliveries. Read more

ACT

ACT creates livelihood opportunities for the rural women self-help groups by employing them to upcycle waste paper, cloth and other waste into a resourceful marketable product. Read more

Eco Deco

Eco Deco is a brand that supports circularity by recycling plastic waste into eco-boards that can be used for innovative and modern home décor products. Read more

Eco Char

Eco Char upcycles agro forest waste to formulate a natural feed additive to reduce the need for antibiotics given to livestock while also producing biofertilizer to increase agricultural soil quality. Read more

Bunko Junko

Bunko Junko's aims to create environmentally sustainable products by upcycling textile scrap. They create chic garments using industrial waste, dead stocks, and sustainable material. Read more

Frenzy works

Frenzy works provides hands-on workshops to make people conscious about circular economy and demonstrate how small lifestyle changes can have a significant impact. Read more

PROGRAM PARTNERS

FUNDING PARTNER

TECHNICAL PARTNER

ECOSYSTEM PARTNER