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INVITING APPLICATIONS FROM ENTREPRENEURS

HT Parekh Foundation and Ekonnect invites entrepreneurs with a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) or established Proof of Value (PoV) working towards promoting Circular Economy in any of the following sectors:

CONSTRUCTION SECTOR

TEXTILE SECTOR

PACKAGING SECTOR

CLICK HERE TO APPLY    |   Stand A Chance To Win INR 5,00,000

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Application closes on: 07 December 2021

  • Announcing shortlisted applicants: 08 December 2021

  • Mentoring Sessions: 14 December 2021 

  • Pitching Session and Announcing top 6 applicants: 23 December 2021

  • Field assessments and Announcing of 3 winners: 3 - 10 January 2021

WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE?

  • Entrepreneurs with a solution promoting circular economy in any of the three sectors presented above

  • Entrepreneurs with a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) or Proof of Value (PoV) that demonstrates the potential to address the challenges identified

  • Applicants should be of Indian nationality and have set up a company in India

About WastEntrepreneurs

Our economies have developed a linear model of growth ‘take-make-consume-dispose’ pattern which is solely based on production and consumption; while the concept of Circular Economy aims at keeping the products, components and materials at their highest utility and value at all times. Circular Economy goes right back to the beginning stage to prevent waste and pollution from being created in the first place making sustainable use of resources.

The program envisions to provide a platform to the entrepreneurs to implement and scale their solutions to accelerate circular economy in the country through mentoring and financial assistance in the construction, textile, and packaging sector.

 

Who is a WastEntrepreneur?

WastEntrepreneur is an entrepreneur working towards avoiding or reducing, recirculating, and/or reusing the resources across the entire value chain of a product or a service instead of working on an end-of-pipe solution. S/he should have developed a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) or a Proof of Value (PoV) that provides a circular approach that can be used effectively repeatedly. The entrepreneur should have an enterprise registered in India.

Please read the Application Rule Book carefully before submitting your application.

WHY SHOULD YOU PARTICIPATE?

Top three entrepreneurs will receive financial assistance and an opportunity to be mentored by experts from industry and academia to implement and scale their solutions.

Platform

to interact and learn from peers

Pitching

Opportunity to pitch to program partners and industry leaders

Mentorship

from experts to assist in refining the business plan

Financial Assistance

for implementation and scaling-up of the solution

MoUs

with the winning teams for tracking progress and performance

Customized Support

Customized mentoring for Top 3 winning applicants

PROGRAM FLOW

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WastEntrepreneurs is supported by

H T Parekh Foundation

and conducted by

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