Help 7 social enterprises create value from waste

by Recycle Up! Ghana
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Help 7 social enterprises create value from waste
Help 7 social enterprises create value from waste
Help 7 social enterprises create value from waste
Help 7 social enterprises create value from waste
Help 7 social enterprises create value from waste
Help 7 social enterprises create value from waste
Help 7 social enterprises create value from waste
Help 7 social enterprises create value from waste
Help 7 social enterprises create value from waste
Help 7 social enterprises create value from waste
Help 7 social enterprises create value from waste
Help 7 social enterprises create value from waste
Help 7 social enterprises create value from waste

Once again, many thanks for your kind and wholehearted contribution supporting us to create local solutions to the waste problem in Ghana. We are proud of our impact and thankful for you making it possible. Therefore, we would like to share with you the current status of our incubator program:

 

In November 2020 we organized a two-day Start-up weekend programme to bring together young people who have the motivation to start a business and facilitate them through an innovation process to develop a business idea. The Start-up weekend had 20 young entrepreneurs participating to develop 10 businesses that promote circular economy. At the Start-up Weekend, entrepreneurs were taken through introduction to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Circular Economy and various innovation processes like problem framing, problem-solution fit, empathy mapping, value proposition canvas, Business Model canvas and pitching.

 

The ideas developed were; VERT POWER: Producing bio-digesters to convert kitchen waste to gas for cooking, VARA WUDIU: Converting dry grasses to animal feed, WASTER: Using old refrigerators to make chicken incubators for poultry production, ECOPLAST: Collection and segregation of wastes, MATSAMNA: Using organic wastes for compost making, AGRIVAL: Using coconut husks to produce Charcoal briquette, SUPREME BIO: Producing biogas from organic wastes, ILYMA KREATION: Using textile wastes to produce door mat, UPG: Wastes segregation and ORGAFIT: Uses of food waste to produce compost as an organic fertilizer to farmers which is of no harm to aquatic life in-case runoff happens.

  

The weekend was culminated by a pitching event which was opened to the general public to attend. There is no need to worry if you missed the event, a recording is available to watch on our Facebook page @recycleup. And if you’d like to receive updates more regularly, you can also find us on instagram @recycleupgh, twitter @RecycleUpGhana or LinkedIn.

 

Our next cohort begins soon stay tuned!

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Demo Day 2020: Our first graduating cohort
Demo Day 2020: Our first graduating cohort

Once again, many thanks for your kind and wholehearted contribution supporting us to create local solutions to the waste problem in Ghana. We are proud of our impact and thankful for you making it possible. Therefore, we would like to share with you what happened in our Incubator program these last months:

Completing the last of their 32 overall training sessions in June, our startup teams were all set to make final preparations for the big event: Our Demo Day on August 8. After several months of extensive in-depth training from business model validation to funding readiness, it was time to provide a stage for these smart minds to present their ideas and demonstrate their prototypes. We decided to stream the event online with six pitches being accompanied by an expert panel providing remarks and a keynote speech.

Did you miss the event? No need to worry, a recording is available to watch on our Facebook page @recycleup. And if you’d like to receive updates more regularly, you can also find us on instagram @recycleupgh, twitter @RecycleUpGhana or LinkedIn.
Demo Day marked the successful completion of our 6-month Incubation program for the first cohort of 2020: 15 young and brilliant entrepreneurs, 7 of which are female, and 6 innovative social enterprises presenting themselves. If you would like to learn more about our program and startups, follow the link to our Recycle Up! Hub website below.

For us, it was a proud moment to see this happen after half a year of coaching and accompanying them. But the journey does not end here: We will continue to support our startup teams through our alumni community for continued consultancy, prototyping and further assistance. One of them, recycling company Premier Waste, is already looking to scale up by securing a new buyback center. Together, we managed to remove more than 1,600kg of waste in a joint 3-hour collection this September.

Currently, we are in the process of preparing for our second cohort of startups. We will begin with a Startup Weekend from November 13-14 to source the best ideas by young talents and will open applications for the Incubator program soon. Stay tuned for more!

Behind the scenes at our Demo Day
Behind the scenes at our Demo Day
Community Cleanup in Fumesua: Group picture
Community Cleanup in Fumesua: Group picture

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Recycle Up! Ghana

Location: Kumasi - Ghana
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Twitter: @RecycleUpGhana/
Project Leader:
Abdulrahim Shaibu-Issah
Kumasi, Ghana
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