Circular Economy Incubator
Powered by WomHub and the Embassy of Finland, Pretoria
WomHub understands the global shift towards building a more just, equitable and sustainable world. The Circular Economy Incubator has been designed using our experience in supporting South African women entrepreneurs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Manufacturing (STEM) through the running of skills and capacity building programmes, developing, and supporting growth of female founded businesses and building entrepreneurship pipelines.
The Circular Economy Incubator (CEI) brings together 25 South African women ecopreneurs (an entrepreneur focused on creating and selling environmentally friendly products and services) with early-stage businesses to advance the circular or green economy mandate. #CEI2021 aims to develop the women founded businesses in the circular economy and provide entrepreneurial incubation & mentorship support to them.
The Circular Economy Incubator is a year-long hybrid programme that kicked off in June 2021. The programme comprises one-on-one Venture clinics, Group Sessions and Live Masterclasses. The Incubator expands to an in-person boot camp in September 2021, allowing participants to access WomHub’s unique innovation and co-working space in Johannesburg. In June 2022, the Incubator culminates with an in-person Funders Fair that will provide South African ecopreneurs with an opportunity to hear from and network with investors in African start-ups.