The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves is pleased to announce Betty Ikalany as the winner of the inaugural Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award….Read more

Ellen Fisher Award

The EILEEN FISHER Women-Owned Business Grant supports innovative, women-owned companies that are beyond the start-up phase…. Read more

Women’s Empowerment Fund (WEF), a financing mechanism designed to scale effective business models for empowerment through …. read more

SEED Initiative Award


The SEED Awards for Entrepreneurship in Sustainable Development is an annual awards scheme designed to find the most promising, innovative and locally-led start-up eco-inclusive enterprises in countries with developing and emerging economies. The independent SEED International Jury of experts selects enterprises which have the potential to … more


Last week, three IDIN Network members—Betty Ikalany of Uganda , Julio Lavalle, from Peru living Brazil  and Elliot Avila, an MIT alumnus living in Tanzania —were awarded MIT D-Lab Scale-Ups fellowships.

The D-Lab Scale-Ups fellowship program offers one year of support to social entrepreneurs bringing technology-based, poverty-alleviating products to … read more

African Start-up Award


Appropriate Energy Saving Technologies (AEST) converts agricultural waste like, peanut husks into a readily available and clean source of energy used for cooking, both in institutions and households…. read more