Since 2011, we have supported more than 40 motivated young change-makers in the cewas start-up programme to launch their own business or NGO in the water sector. The start-up programme is built with you in mind and includes thematic lectures, workshops and one-to-one coaching sessions all geared to help you follow your dream and put your innovative business idea into practice!
The 2016 cewas start-up programme is now open for application. Places are limited so hurry up!
Our community brings together young water entrepreneurs, internationally renowned specialists, leading water ambassadors and grassroot organisations, all concerned with sustainably shaping the water and sanitation sector.
Join us and benefit from access to expertise and knowledge, an innovative business development plattform and a strong communication partner.
News | March 31, 2016
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News | March 22, 2016
In the annual conference of the Swiss Humanitarian Aid Unit on March 18th 2016 in Winterthur, Switzerland, the Swiss Federal Councillor Didier Burkhalter, Head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, especially mentioned the cewas Middle East programme as a innovative and exemplary initiative to mitigate the water and humanitarian crisis in the region. As Mr. Burkhalter explained, the cewas training programme fosters entrepreneurial solutions for local water problems, offering also possibilities for employment for the popublation affected by the crisis.
The Middle East, especially the neighbouring countries of war-struck Syria, has recently come into focus of cewas, the world’s first start-up incubator focused on water and sanitation issues. Besides the devastating civil war, the region is also the most water scarce region of the world in dire need of new, sustainable solutions to manage dwindling resources under difficult conditions. In the coming years, cewas will run a large training and start-up support programme for the water and sanitations sector in Lebanon, Jordan, Kurdistan Iraq and Palestine to offer innovative solutions and employment opportunities in the region.
cewas is currently preparing for its 6th start-up programme commencing in August 2016 in Willisau, Switzerland to support young, innovative graduates with fresh start-up ideas for the water sector. Besides its programme in Switzerland, cewas has also been active in supporting water start-ups across the world, namely in India, Southern Africa and South America.
News | April 29, 2015
We are now accepting applications for the 2016/17 cewas start-up programme!
The programme kicks off on August 10th 2016 with a new exciting schedule and will continue through to 16 Sptermber 20165 with content modules packed with the “need-to-knows” of launching, managing and running a business. During the one-to-one coaching phase (October 2016 to Luly 2016) you’ll get first-hand advice from renowned sector experts and the opportunity to be linked up within a global network of water and sanitation enthusiasts.
The cewas community is looking forward to welcoming you!
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Jose-Luis Carrasco and Félicien Mazille, Aquasis
“Despite strong competition, cewas provided us with the relevant tools to carve out a niche in Switzerland and abroad.”
Raffael Känzig, Phoster
“The cewas start-up programme allowed me to quickly acquire all the relevant skills to start Phoster. The cewas team also provided a full year of great personalised support during the foundation phase!”