Support women entrepreneurs to validate and strengthen their businesses idea

Join as a volunteer mentor to the Women Innovators in WASH Incubation Program and support women entrepreneurs in Africa and Latin America with an innovative business project in the water, sanitation and hygiene sectors.

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SUPPORTING WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS in africa and latin america

The Women Innovators in WASH Incubation Program’s overall goal is to sustainably improve access to safe and affordable Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) products and services for communities living in Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, Tanzania, South Africa as well as Brazil, Argentina, and Colombia.
We will support 50 female-led startups in the target countries with high-growth potential businesses in any of the WASH sectors and position them to scale their impact and reach more underserved communities by the end of the program. 
Thanks to your support as a volunteer mentor and our online incubation program you will always be guided and accompanied in your mission of supporting an early-stage business.

Why participate?

Mentor the project you are passionate about

Connect with the entrepreneur behind the project that interests you the most.

Learn to mentor while you do it

Our active learning model facilitates the role of the mentor by providing a clear structure and resources explained in a simple and practical way.

Grow personally and professionally

Develop your leadership and coaching skills while learning all about innovation.

Anytime, anywhere

Support a project from anywhere in the world, at a time that suits you. Our program is 100% online and flexible!

Become the mentor you also had

Think of the mentors that have passed through your life, become that for someone who needs it.

Be part of a community

Join a group of purpose-driven professionals and connect with male and female mentors from all industries.

Create a more inclusive and efficient society

Guide entrepreneurs who are solving the problems that really matter in their countries.


WASH is an acronym that stands for "water, sanitation, and hygiene". Together, we want to support women entrepreneurs to develop and scale their innovative solutions to any of the following WASH challenges:

(Safe) Water

Type of innovations may include but are not limited to: 

  • Household/ community water treatment and safe water storage
  • Innovative water treatment and water filtration in homes and emergency contexts
  • Products for testing water quality
  • Provision of safe water


Type of innovations may include but are not limited to: 

  • Lightning and amenities for safer latrines
  • Fecal sludge treatment
  • Innovative fecal sludge disposal


Type of innovations may include but are not limited to: 

  • Innovative handwashing solutions for difficult contexts
  • Affordable soap and soap alternatives
  • Affordable or sustainable menstrual hygiene solutions

This program is perfect for you if

Apply before the date!


October 30th, 2022

You can learn more about the program by attending one of our info sessions.

Next Info Sessions

English Info session:

Friday October 21st, 2022 15:00-16:00 (CAT)

Registration here

Info session en español:

Jueves 27 de Octubre, 2022 15:30 GMT-5 (22:30 CET)

Registration here



Apply to the program

Until October 30th, 2022

Tell us more about you and your professional experience by applying below. Our team will assess your selection into the program. 

Apply now >


Announcement of selected mentors


We will review all the applications and we will select around 50 mentors to accompany the 50 start-ups to participate in the Women Innovators in WASH.


Attend the onboarding session

December 8th, 2022

If selected, you will be invited to an onboarding welcome call to the program where you will learn the role of the mentor, how to choose a project, use the incubation platform, its methodology and much more!


Choose the project you want to mentor

From late October to early November

Take part in our matching process! You will have the opportunity to meet online with different projects. Once you have met several of them, both you and the entrepreneurs will submit your rankings in order to let us know who you want to work with. Based on the rankings, we will make the best mentor-mentee pairs.


The program starts!

  • You will work weekly with your mentee in one-on-one mentoring sessions to review their work on the 8 business modules on the platform.
  • You will guide them while they cover the most important parts of their business (from refining the value proposition to generating a clear growth plan).
  • You will meet the other mentors in our monthly sessions, so you can share learnings, challenges, and network.

the best entrepreneurship methodology

The Bridge for Billions methodology is based on the development of a business plan from scratch while you are surrounded by a community of support; mentors, fellow entrepreneurs, and our incubation team.

Our online platform will allow you to experiment, research, and document their ideas step by step so that at the end of the program they can download their own business plan in PDF.

Questions about the program?

Can’t find your question here?

Contact  Mahmoud, Incubation Manager of the program Women Innovators in WASH if you have any questions.

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