Two epNetwork members, Dr. Omotayo Dairo (Quintas Renewable Energy Solutions Ltd) and Akah Harvey (Traveler) are Fellows in this year’s Startup Mentoring West Africa + Europe programme by enpact.
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How does a social enterprise embark on the trip to raise growth capital? How do you effectively communicate with potential impact investors? What are the main challenges on your track to success? Felix Benjamin Schäfer of Bürgerwerke eG – a German cooperative for independent, regional providers of renewable energy – has mastered this thrilling journey. […]
Let’s start with breakfast: I walk into the kitchen, flip on the lights, turn on the stove to boil water and open the refrigerator. In developing areas these simple actions are not so simple. Globally, 1.2 bn people have no access to any electricity and even more lack reliable electricity. Without electricity there are no […]
Bianca Finkel is starting her traineeship with Sympra and in collaboration with the empowering people Network she is doing so as epExpert more than 10,000 km away from home – in the Peruvian capital, Lima. She is not only gaining additional overseas experience, but also assisting the empowering people. Network member Café Compadre with communication. At […]
Right this minute a woman somewhere in rural sub-Saharan Africa is on a long trek. Not because she’s part of a nomadic tribe or visiting a neighbouring village but because she has to do something that many of us with modern conveniences take for granted – cook for her family. She starts her journey early, […]
The online bootcamp on market research, which was held in 2015, was an initiative by the Inclusive Business Accelerator and the Siemens Stiftung’s “empowering people. Network”. Aimed at social entrepreneurs, the training sessions focused on marketing and distribution strategies and entrepreneurs were given information on how to improve their models to reach low-income customers.
Mexican sun and German technology are the two key components of Gregor Schapers’ innovative project. Deep in rural Mexico, in a small town of 450 inhabitants called El Sauz, Schapers, a German entrepreneur, founded Trinysol, a firm specializing in building cheap solar reflectors for small local businesses to bake, cook and fry food, or generate […]
Siemens Stiftung: How hard was it to get support when you started your project? What would be your advice to someone with an idea but who doesn’t know how to make headway?
How did you come up with the idea of building a Sun Saluter whilst studying to be a mechanical engineer? Eden Full: I built my first solar car when I was 10, and have been fascinated with solar energy ever since.