Rebuild your microbusiness in Ukraine!
Estonian Refugee Council and Garage48 invite women in Ukraine affected by the Russian war, to recover their livelihoods through entrepreneurship.
EMPOWERING WOMEN IN UKRAINE
Since 2019, Estonian Refugee Council and Garage48 have worked in collaboration, to support women in the East and central Ukraine in regaining their livelihoods through entrepreneurship. Over 4 years, the Empowering Women Entrepreneurship Programme has shown the strength and determination of Ukrainian women in defying the most difficult odds. By launching micro- and family businesses that support their own livelihood as well as others, and provide jobs and critical services, they fight for Ukraine’s freedom by supporting the resilience of the people and the economy on a grassroots level.
🦸♀️ We are opening the programme for the fifth time, to meet the next Ukrainian superwomen. 🦸♀️
Applications are open to women individually with ideas for a micro- and family business located in Ukraine from Poltava, Cherkasy, and Kirovohrad regions, who have lost the means to provide income for their families due to the ongoing war in Ukraine.
During the entrepreneurship programme, you will have the opportunity to improve and get new entrepreneurial skills, learn from experienced entrepreneurs and specialists, build your business network, develop or redefine your business plan, and work on the design of your products and services. We’ll be working with design thinking, business model canvas, branding, creative marketing, financial planning, legal advice, online and social media, founder mental health, presentation skills, and pitching topics. Our experienced local and international mentors from the entrepreneurial and technology sectors will be sharing their best practices in building successful businesses.
The most successful participants and teams of the entrepreneurship programme will receive support in the form of asset-based grants. The grants are given out in the form of equipment and tools necessary to start or develop their business. The entrepreneurship grants go hand in hand with a mentoring programme lasting 6 months with individual mentoring and workshops supporting further business development.
🌱 A total of 35 individuals with new business ideas will each receive up to 36 000 UAH (1 000 USD).
13 NOVEMBER: Applications opens
23 NOVEMBER: Pre-webinar for guidance on the application form and defining the business idea.
7 JANUARY: Applications deadline to the INCUBATION PROGRAMME
13 JANUARY: Announcement of approved participants
20 JANUARY – 4 FEBRUARY: INCUBATION: Entrepreneurship programme for the creation of new businesses
10 FEBRUARY: FINALS & Award ceremony
FEBRUARY – JULY: MENTORING PROGRAMME & Implementation of entrepreneurship grants
👩💻 MORE INFO & REGISTRATION 👉: https://entrepreneur.pagulasabi.ee/ukraine/empowering-women-2023-2024
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The Empowering Women Entrepreneurship Programme is funded by USAID’s Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance (BHA/USAID).