RISE (Rewarding Innovative and Sustainable Entrepreneurs) provides seed funding and mentorship to female entrepreneurs, early-stage non-profits or social enterprises working in the water, sanitation or hygiene sectors. The business proposal or project in consideration must directly benefit women in middle or low-income countries across the globe. RISE reserves a few spots for male entrepreneurs whose beneficiaries are at least 50% female.
Selected entrepreneurs accepted into our program will be matched with a relevant mentor and network and will receive $5,000 USD in seed funding over a 6 month period.
Please visit this website for a full list of countries which can't receive international transfers from the United States. If your country is on either of these lists, we unfortunately can not work with you at this time.