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EWA | Empowering Women in Agrifood

Training, mentoring, business coaching and networking opportunities for women entrepreneurs in the agrifood sector.

2020
2022

130 talented female entrepreneurs from 13 countries with modest to moderate innovation rates (Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Portugal, Spain and Turkey) will go through a 6-months entrepreneurial programme tailored to create business solutions for specific challenges in agrifood. 

After this period, they will have the required knowledge, confidence and support to meet and exceed their aspirations, leading them to successfully start and develop sustainable businesses.  The programme is designed for women regardless of their age, family situation, experience in business. We just need your idea and willingness to revolutionize the food system together with us! 

Applications for the 2022 EWA edition are closed.

Programme

Online training

  • Selected entrepreneurs will benefit from 6 months long tailor-made training on specific business and entrepreneurial topics and access to resources to improve their skills.

Mentorship/ Ongoing Support

  • More than 20 hours of personalised mentoring, from experts in business, agrifood and successful entrepreneurs. EIT Food Startup Guide will be offered free of charge.

Power of community

  • Participation in entrepreneurship and networking events with high-level stakeholders. All applicants will have access to our EWA Community and will benefit from a network which provides direct access to over 300 mentors and female entrepreneurs within the agrifood ecosystem.

Funding opportunities

  • Beneficiaries will have the chance to win up to 10,000 euros per country, discover other EIT Food programmes and access investors, and corporates to take their businesses to the next level.

Impact

130 women will be upskilled on how to start their agrifood business and be successful; receiving personalised mentoring, training and becoming part of the big EIT Food community.

The ultimate goal is to overcome the existing gender gap in the agrifood sector with a special focus on less innovative european regions: promoting inclusivity and diversity between business founders, and increase female founded startups.

Questions?

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Partners

Project lead

Lara Rodríguez EIT Food CLC South

Lara Rodríguez

CLC South RIS Project Manager
Aleksandra Nizynska

Aleksandra Nizynska EIT Food North-East

Diversity and Inclusion Officer
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Aleksandra Bara EIT Food North-East

Junior Project Manager

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