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
Oct 6, 2020

News from our Business Incubator

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, Ashanti Region - Ghana
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Twitter: @RecycleUpGhana
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Abdulrahim Shaibu-Issah
Kumasi, Ghana
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