SEED is excited to announce the launch of its new program supported by SWITCH-Africa Green and the Government of Flanders:
The SAG-SEED Replicator
Get inspired, meet peers and kick-off your business in just one day.
The SAG-SEED Replicator brings successful eco-inclusive business models that provide proven solutions to sustainability challenges to various geographic locations. The program supports the uptake and adaptation of proven business models to different markets in order to multiply positive sustainability impacts.
How does it work?
The SAG-SEED Replicator Program targets both originators and (future) entrepreneurs who wish to imitate eco-inclusive business models:
Originators are supported through the identification of replicable features of their business model and a matchmaking process which enables them to find potential replication partners. Further, they will be showcased as a SEED originator. For this purpose, SEED collaborates with experienced originators from different sectors around the world and identifies replicable key components of their business models. Their eco-inclusive business models are tested and proven to be viable; create relevant economic, social and environmental impacts and are easily adaptable to different geographic locations at a low risk.
During SAG-SEED Replicator Connect Workshops, future entrepreneurs (adopters) are inspired and capacitated to adapt proven business models to their local context. Each adopter selects a SAG-SEED Replicator Workbook that comprises readings on proven business models as well as tools to adapt them to their market. Afterwards, they receive the possibility to pitch their adapted business idea to originators who are looking for replication partners. Selected adopters qualify for further SEED Support (SAG-SEED Starter Package).
We currently offer SAG-SEED Replicator Connect Workshops in the following countries:
Do you want to replicate a successful eco-inclusive enterprise and kick-off your own business in just one day?
Once the application period for your country is open, you can find the link to register and apply on this site. Participation is free! You only cover your own transportation.
SEED Practitioners’ Labs on Replication
In order to provide tailored replication support services and catalyse the replication of business models, SEED aims to develop a shared understanding of the diverse challenges of actors involved in the replication process and stimulate knowledge exchange between various ecosystem stakeholders. To that end, SEED hosts Practitioners’ Labs on Replication that take place regularly in various settings, engaging various stakeholders of the replication support ecosystem.
- SEED Africa Symposium “ From Innovation to Imitation”
- Session “Transfer and Adaptation of Sustainable Business Models in the Mediterranean” at SwitchMed Connect 2016, hosted by Pep Lemon and SEED
The SAG-SEED Replicator in Burkina Faso, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, South Africa and Uganda are supported by SWITCH-Africa Green. SWITCH-Africa Green is implemented by UNEP with the assistance of the European Union. To read more about the multi-country project "Promoting Eco-Entrepreneurship in Africa" visit: www.seed.uno/sag.
SEED Replicator activities in South Africa are supported through the generous support of the Government of Flanders.