SHEignites Greenprenuer Programme
Empowering women in Rwanda to combat climate change.
Addressing the challenges of climate change requires all hands on. The SHEignites programme raises awareness and empowers women working on climate solutions to make their ideas reality. The programme specifically targets women entrepreneurs working in various sectors that contribute to sustainability, including sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, environmental conservation, and inclusive financial systems.
Hackathon & Incubation
To kickstart the programme, a hackathon event is organized, bringing together over 100 women entrepreneurs. During this event, participants collaborate and develop innovative solutions related to climate change. Following the hackathon, the top 15 teams with the most promising ideas are selected to join the program’s intensive 11-month incubation program. This incubation period aims to support these teams in refining their business models and launching their sustainable ventures.
Who is it for?
Female entrepreneurs, who:
- Are already working in the green sector
- Have new innovative climate solutions
“Through the SHEignites Greenpreneur programme, we aim to amplify the voices of women innovators committed to nurturing our planet, one sustainable solution at a time.”
– Blaise Dusi, Programme Manager – WSH Kigali
All resources provided to help refine the business model, identify market opportunities, and gain the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in the competitive landscape.
An opportunity to take the ideas from concept to reality through prototyping at our fully-equipped Makerspace
Bringing like-minded entrepreneurs together to collaborate, learn and inspire each other.
Not only developing investor-ready prototypes, but also supporting in the next steps of preparing the pitch decks, marketing the products and successfully launching them.
Warm thank you to the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs and Global Affairs Canada for enabling women in Rwanda to make their ideas reality and fight climate change in the process.