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.
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
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'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