The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) in collaboration with AFD (Agence Française de Développement), have launched the Swachhata Startup Challenge to nurture the evolving ecosystem of the Indian waste sector.
The goal is to support 10 startups working at the nexus of technology and social innovation to solve India’s waste management challenges by improving efficiency of waste management, increasing social impact, improving transparency of waste value chain and reducing the use of single use plastic.
The ambition of the MoHUA-AFD Swachhata Startup Challenge is to distinguish players operating in 4 key fields of intervention
Catalytic support and value addition to the core work of selected enterprises for creating impact at a scale.
Nurturing Next Generation Entrepreneurs for India's Circular Transformation
The purpose of the bootcamp is to enhance the capabilities of the top 10 winners of the Swachhata Startup Challenge in areas that matter most to them. This intensive 4-day experience, spanning more than 28 hours, will feature the guidance of over 17 experienced mentors, trainers, and industry specialists, making it a truly enriching journey.
Ice-Breaking & Energizing Participants
13th February, 2023
Exploring Concepts & Fundamentals for New-Age Impact ventures
14th February. 2023
Deep diving into Problem Diagnosis & Solution Identification
15th February, 2023
Learning Business Essentials & Innovation
16th February, 2023
If you are a start-up, an early stage organization or working in collaboration to solve problems in the waste sector, apply now.
Here are some points to keep in mind while applying
Click here to view the challenge guidelines
A glimpse into the road so far in the Swachhata Startup Challenge