Empowering Women in Agrifood (EWA) 2020

We support women entrepreneurs transforming the agrifood industry!

The Empowering Women in Agrifood (EWA) program, which was launched in 5 different countries to support women with innovative solutions that will transform the agriculture and food industry, completed 2020 with its first graduates!

WINNERS OF EWA 2020

Gonca Çamkerten - Lmwatt

Lmwatt is a high level garden lighting solutions company focusing on creative products with the concept of obtaining maximum efficiency by consuming minimum energy.

Deniz Yüksel Ovalı - Ancient Greens

Ancient Greens produces wheat grass water with a zero waste system entirely from ancestral seeds. Based on good agricultural practices, sustainability and innovation, Ancient Greens is a supplementary food production initiative.

DEMO DAY JURIES

Ayşe Özler
Board Member & Sales Director | Ozler Ziraat A.Ş.

Cem Rodoslu
CMO | Migros

Ebru Dorman
Founder | Dorman Capital

EWA 2020 ENTREPRENEURS

Ezgi Demiralp Türkoğlu
46 Ar-Ge

Aysu Gürman
AnadOlive

Deniz Yüksel Ovalı
Ancient Greens

Fatma Aktaş
Bitkim

Aslı Aksoy
Elibelinde Tarım

Hande Dumrul
Kadınların Elinden

Gonca Çamkerten
Lmwatt

Ayşe Yılmaz
Ottan Studio

Ezgi Erkan
Sage Botanics

Katia Merdinoğlu
Vahaa

EWA 1-1 MENTORS

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Can Övünç Cireli
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Dilek Şen Güven
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Ece İdil Kasap
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Mehru Aygül
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Tuba Gökcan
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Tuba Üstüner
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Yaprak Güngör Adamoğlu
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Yusuf Ozan Üstebay

EWA EXPERT MENTORS

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Erenşah Biçen Ayanlar
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Gözde Kuşçuoğlu
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Kerem Göktan
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Melisa Fakabasmaz Özerdim
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Meltem Çakır
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Sedef Nasuhioğlu
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Serhan Sayraç Küseyrioğlu
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Tülin Karabük

INSTRUCTORS

SPEAKERS

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Can Atacık
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Cemre Narin
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Erman Taylan
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Kıvanç Talu
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Ömer Erkmen
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Aslı Elif Tanuğur Samancı
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Damla Şener Akkaynak
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Esranur Kaygın
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Gamze Cizreli

WHAT IS EWA PROGRAM?

EWA is a 6-month incubation program aimed at supporting early stage women entrepreneurs in the agrifood sector.

The program was designed to promote inclusiveness and diversity among entrepreneurs in the agriculture and food sector, to increase women-centered initiatives, and to provide the necessary knowledge, trust and support to guide entrepreneurs to develop their business ideas.

WHAT ENTREPRENEURS WILL RECEIVE?

• Opportunity to grow their business with online trainings and events throughout the program for 10 women entrepreneurs who will be included in the Turkey program.

• In the country final to be held at the end of the 6-month period, the winner will be awarded 10,000 Euros, and the second will be awarded 5,000 Euros.

• Opportunity to develop existing skills and access various resources through online and face-to-face training tailored to the needs of participants

• Tarım ve iş dünyasından alanında uzman mentorlar ile çalışarak bire bir destek alma

• Opportunity to directly connect, entrepreneurship and networking with more than 100 mentors and women entrepreneurs in the agriculture and food ecosystem as part of the EIT Food network

• Opportunity to participate into EIT Food’s programs in Europe and grow its business

PROGRAM PARTNERS

If you have any questions or concerns about the program, you can contact us by sending an e-mail to ekip@foodback.co

Click to learn more about the 2021 EWA Program.

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