Articles from guest bloggers

Keeping our network alive during Covid-19: Lessons learned and digital ways of connecting

The empowering people. Network consists of approximately 60 social enterprises, spread all over the world, from the Philippines to the U.S., South Africa to Europe, and Argentina to China. Usually we meet in person in different constellations 2-4 times a year for epWorkshops, training sessions, and sometimes the whole epNetwork cohort gets together, like at […]

“Me encanta el espíritu de epNetwork y su tenacidad positiva para convertir las ideas en realidad”

Gregor Schäpers es miembro desde hace mucho tiempo de la red empowering people. Network (epNetwork) y fue uno de los ganadores del premio empowering people. Award (epAward) en 2013. Fundó su negocio, Trinysol en 2006 y lo hizo crecer desde cero combinando la acreditada tecnología solar de los reflectores Scheffler (1) con un novedoso enfoque […]

“I Love epNetwork’s Spirit of a Positive Stubbornness to Realize Ideas”

Gregor Schäpers is a long-term member of empowering people. Network (epNetwork) and was among the winners of the empowering people. Award (epAward) in 2013. He founded his business, Trinysol, in 2006 and grew it out of nothing by combining proven solar technology called Scheffler reflectors (1) with a fresh entrepreneurial approach. In the last 2 […]

“No hablamos el mismo idioma” – Cómo se interconectan el lenguaje de las finanzas y el crecimiento de SocEnts

“Chévere” significa generalmente “fantástico, genial, impresionante” en español, pero no en todas partes. Por ejemplo, no es nada frecuente el uso del término “chévere” en España o puede encontrar gente en El Salvador que utilice “chivo”, o “chiva” en Costa Rica y “chido” en México para denominar lo mismo. Puede que incluso haya pedido un […]

“No hablamos el mismo idioma” – How the language of finance and growth of SocEnts are interconnected

“Chévere” generally means “terrific, cool, awesome” in Spanish, but not everywhere. You won’t usually hear someone in Spain using the term “chévere” and you may find people in El Salvador using “chivo,” or “chiva” in Costa Rica, and “chido” in Mexico. You may have even ordered a hot dog in Guatemala using the same term. […]

How This Civil Engineer from London Turned on the Taps in the Philippines

“Technology can overcome any obstacle when it is used to serve people and not profits.” – Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate The term ‘technological innovation’ probably makes you think about exciting emerging technologies like Artificial Intelligence or Augmented Reality, but new technologies aren’t the only route to innovation. In fact, existing technologies, when applied […]

epAward Shortlisted Solutions are Highly Impactful and Scalable

Determining the business potential of smart innovations is no easy task! After the evaluation of the technical functionality of empowering people. Award 2019 entries, Intellecap came on board to examine the 26 long-listed projects on their ability to sustain over the long run. Intellecap is engaged to foster and grow enterprises that have the potential […]

 

A Cinderella Story of an Outdoor Portable Water Filter

Once upon a time, in the tropical land of Brazil far, far away, I, Ricardo Braun, a biologist and a filmmaker had an inspiration to build a portable water purification system for outdoor expeditions. In fact, the inspiration came after a relative challenged me to build a portable water purification system for remote areas in […]

 

Birth of Baby SolarTurtle for Secure and Sustainable Energy

The last blog Collaborating in a Sea of Unknowns by epAward 2016 winner and epNetwork member James van der Walt gave an insight into surviving in a competitive business environment. Let’s take a ride with him to follow his entrepreneurial journey of setting up a successful social enterprise in Africa and discover the bumps and […]