WomenEntrepreneurs4Good: Powering female entrepreneurs in the Green Transition
WomenEntrepreneurs4Good is the new accelerator program for women entrepreneurs operated by the HEC Paris Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center, in partnership with the Women's Forum for the Economy & Society and Procter & Gamble. This initiative aims to equip women entrepreneurs and minority women’s enterprises with unique resources and capabilities to innovate and grow businesses aligned with the European Green Deal strategy.
Selected teams receive coaching, mentoring, visibility, and technical support to develop and grow their innovative businesses. They also have access to an ecosystem of important stakeholders with a variety of resources and business opportunities, including investors, international corporates, and likeminded entrepreneurs.
Created by the Women's Forum, in partnership with the HEC Paris Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center and Procter & Gamble, this first 2021 edition will target and train (free of charge) more than 100 teams (2-3 members per team) which are led by women entrepreneurs from France, Germany and Italy. The program will be as follows:
- Each team is set the challenge to create and deliver innovative solutions addressing the climate and environmental crisis.
- In the second phase, a jury of experts will select 9 teams of high-potential women entrepreneurs and provide them with a 5-month customized and tailored incubation curriculum in various fields related to business development and management.
At the end of the program, these enterprises will also be ready to apply for funding from the European Green Deal. In the coming years, the program will expand to other European countries, supporting more women entrepreneurs to power our societal transition towards sustainability.
We are calling for innovative female entrepreneurs in France, Italy and Germany for this first edition who are driven by purpose to apply to this initiative.
Applications are now open until April 30, 2021
- You are a female founder or co-founder
- Your revenue is less than €50,000 per year
- You are at least 2 people in the team
« In a world in transformation, innovation is at the center of everyone’s thoughts. Entrepreneurship plays a major role in the economic development of tomorrow. It has also been in HEC Paris’ DNA for many years. With the Women’s Forum and its partners, the HEC Paris Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center will put its professors, students, alumni and its incubator at StationF at the disposal of women who are building the world of tomorrow ».
Inge Kerkloh-Devif, Senior Executive Director, HEC Paris Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center