EWA I Empowering Women in Agrifood

Jun 14, 2022

Empowering Women in Agrifood

Training, mentoring, business coaching and networking opportunities for women entrepreneurs in the agrifood sector

Application deadline extended until 19 June!

110 talented female entrepreneurs from countries with modest to moderate innovation rates  will enter a 6-months entrepreneurial programme tailored to create business solutions for specific challenges in agrifood. After this period, they will have the required knowledge, confidence and support to meet and exceed their aspirations, leading them to successfully start and develop sustainable businesses.  The programme is designed for women regardless of their age, family situation, experience in business. We just need your ideas and willingness to revolutionise the food system together with us! 

Programme

Online training

  • Selected entrepreneurs will benefit from 6 months long tailor-made training on specific business and entrepreneurial topics and access to resources to improve their skills.

Mentorship/ Ongoing Support

  • More than 20 hours of personalised mentoring, from experts in business, agrifood and successful entrepreneurs. EIT Food Startup Guide will be offered free of charge.

Power of community

  • Participation in entrepreneurship and networking events with high-level stakeholders. All applicants will have access to our EWA Community and will benefit from a network which provides direct access to over 200 mentors and female entrepreneurs within the agrifood ecosystem.

Funding opportunities

  • Beneficiaries will have the chance to win up to 10,000 euros per country, discover other EIT Food programmes and access investors, and corporates to take their businesses to the next level.

Impact

110 women will be upskilled on how to start their agrifood business and be successful; receiving personalised mentoring, training and becoming part of the big EIT Food community.

The ultimate goal is to overcome the existing gender gap in the agrifood sector with a special focus on less innovative european regions: promoting inclusivity and diversity between business founders, and increase female founded startups.

Questions?

Send us an email to:

EWA@EITFOOD.EU

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