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Join us to advance women’s equality globally.
HerStart’s Innovate the Future program propels sustainable economic development and social impact for women and their communities in Ghana, Tanzania and Uganda.
Driven by the power of global partners and passionate Canadian fellowship volunteers, the program puts the power of knowledge sharing into action so women can turn their business dreams into reality. Here’s how HerStart’s program builds a more equitable and sustainable future that works for everyone:
Level 1: Sparking Social Innovation
Designed for both aspiring and established entrepreneurs, this training teaches the building blocks of social entrepreneurship, including how to create and measure social and environmental impact.
Level 2: Seed your Social Venture
The second training phase provides access to valuable resources for designing gender-inclusive and eco-conscious products and services, including tools to support social innovation, idea testing, market assessment and impact measurement.
Level 3: Grow your Social Venture
The third training stage is all about weaving a strong support ecosystem. By providing access to funding, business and skills coaching, investment relationships, and customers and partners, the training will help ensure lasting sustainability of women’s ventures.
Youth in Ghana, Tanzania and Uganda that participate in HerStart’s social entrepreneurship training are eligible for seed funding and business mentorship through the HerStart Catalyst Fund. The Fund helps kickstart businesses as they scale up and boosts their ability to drive a more equal, climate-resilient and inclusive economy.