SEED Starter

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Do you have a business idea and need expert support to turn it into reality?


What is SEED Starter?

The SEED Starter promotes the incubation of new eco-enterprises. Setting up a business is both an exciting and challenging task: Turning an idea into a product or service customers actually want to buy, requires not only a deep-dive into the market, but also business skills and bringing together the right team and partners. Considering all aspect can be challenging, therefore, SEED supports young teams of entrepreneurs with innovative ideas through the SEED Starter workshops.

How does it work?

During the application period of the SEED Starter months future eco-entrepreneurs form their teams and come up with their business ideas to tackle one of the main challenges in their country. Under expert guidance the selected teams will come together during two workshops to develop and refine their business ideas. The time between the workshops is used for testing the idea on with potential customers and partners. After the Starter Months the teams have proven their concept and are ready to engage partners, funders, and go to the market.

Starter Phases


We are not accepting applications, all call for applications are closed.

SEED with the generous support of the Government of Flanders will implement SEED Starter workshops Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe in coming months. 

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GoF LogoThe SEED Starter workshops in Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe are supported by the Government of Flanders. The government of Flanders is active in Southern Africa. It works not only with the local authorities, but also with indirect actors such as NGOs, research institutes and international organizations. Building on the successful cooperation between the government of Flanders and SEED since 2012, in which small and growing eco-inclusive enterprises have been supported in Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia and South Africa, the current regional project aims to advance the transition to inclusive green economies in Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe through eco-inclusive enterprise development. 

Previous Project

SAG-SEED Starter

SAG-SEED Starter was implemented in the following countries:

South Africa Mauritius Burkina Faso Ghana Kenya Uganda

Supported by

EUSwitch Africa GreenThe SAG-SEED Starter months 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:

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