Talent is perhaps the most important ingredient of an effective entrepreneurial ecosystem, e.g. the presence of a diverse and skilled group of young entrepreneurs introducing high-quality SSWM business ideas. Universities are an excellent resource for start-up talent and should be well connected to the community. cewas Middle East is currently building and facilitating a small regional network of universities and youth networks/institutions, who strategically integrate SSWM entrepreneurship topics into their educational programmes and create effective linkages to post-university support services for talented green entrepreneurs. cewas Middle East’s key role lies in providing access to relevant content and tools for these institutions and facilitating network linkages.