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Pompey Recycling Ventures

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Pompey Recycling Ventures

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reducing waste, cleaning the environment and generally everything recycling

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Growth (your pilot is up and running, and starting to expand)

Year founded

2014

Is your organization a

For‐profit

Organization Country

Nigeria, LA, lagos

Country where this project is creating social impact

Nigeria, LA, lagos

Elevator Pitch: Share a concise summary. Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

WHAT IF Inspiration: What's one way your project dares to ask, “WHAT IF?”

Problem: What problem does your solution address?

Solution: What is the proposed solution?

What awards or honors has the project received?

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how your solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date and expected impact in the future?

Full Impact Potential: What are the main spread strategies moving forward?

Sustainability Plan: What is this solution's plan to ensure financial sustainability?

Funding: How is your project financial supported?

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Marketplace: Who else is addressing this problem and how does the proposed solution differ from these approaches?

Founding Story: Share a story about the “Aha!” moment that led you to get started and/or to see the potential for this to succeed.

Team: What roles does your team consist of (i.e. full-time vs. part-time staff, volunteers, board members, etc) and how do you plan to expand the team as the project grows?

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Awards: What awards or honors has your solution received, if any?

Tell us about your partnerships

Challenges: What challenges might hinder the success of your project and how do you plan to overcome them?

How does your idea help young people create bright futures and improve opportunities for meaningful and long-term careers?

Target Age Group(s): What age group(s) do(es) your solution target through it's programming?

Intervention Focus: Identify which of the following best explain key parts of your solution

Do you have separate programs or initiatives that target the following types of populations?

Impact - Reach: How many people did your project directly engage in programmatic activities in the last year?

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Number of People Directly Employed by Your Organization

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Number of Volunteers

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The Nugget Group

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Opportunities For Africans

Opportunities for Africans (OFA) is an online information portal that seeks to connect Africans to the latest life changing opportunities such as scholarships,internships, conferences, fellowships, and career/professional development.

We Connect Africans to the Latest Life Changing Opportunities.

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Opportunities For Africans

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Connecting Africans to the Latest Life Changing Opportunities

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Growth (your pilot is up and running, and starting to expand)

Year founded

2012

Is your organization a

Non‐profit/NGO/citizen sector organization

Organization Country

Nigeria, LA, Lagos

Country where this project is creating social impact

Nigeria, Lagos

Elevator Pitch: Share a concise summary. Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

Opportunities for Africans (OFA) is an online information portal that seeks to connect Africans to the latest life changing opportunities such as scholarships,internships, conferences, fellowships, and career/professional development.

We Connect Africans to the Latest Life Changing Opportunities.

WHAT IF Inspiration: What's one way your project dares to ask, “WHAT IF?”

What If Africans have access to opportunities as the developed world

Problem: What problem does your solution address?

Youth Unemployment in Africa

Solution: What is the proposed solution?

Having an Online Portal that connects Africans to the Latest Life Changing Opportunities. Becoming a bridge between the private sector, labour market and the government.

Providing a one stop portal for Africans to access the opportunities to achieve their dreams and aspirations.

What awards or honors has the project received?

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how your solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

We connect Africans to the latest Life-Changing Opportunities around the Globe with a 150,000 monthly Unique Visitors to our portal.

We get a lot of inspiring story of our youths are using our portals to get scholarships, internships and attending life changing events - conference etal

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date and expected impact in the future?

Connecting Africans to the Latest Life Changing Opportunities.
The One-stop portal for African related opportunities around the globe.

Full Impact Potential: What are the main spread strategies moving forward?

Create a Premium tool that connects employers of labour to African youths.

Sustainability Plan: What is this solution's plan to ensure financial sustainability?

By using the Advertising business model which are presently using. By sourcing for grants from organizations that fund youth related projects

Funding: How is your project financial supported?

Friends and family.

Marketplace: Who else is addressing this problem and how does the proposed solution differ from these approaches?

Founding Story: Share a story about the “Aha!” moment that led you to get started and/or to see the potential for this to succeed.

After perusing the internet and not coming across a portal that specifically curates opportunities for Africans. I decided to start the project because it is something i had always wanted and i use it a lot myself

Team: What roles does your team consist of (i.e. full-time vs. part-time staff, volunteers, board members, etc) and how do you plan to expand the team as the project grows?

Lanre Dahunsi - Founder/Editor in Chief - Full Time
Alli Oladipupo - Business Development - Part Time
Tosin Reis - Social Media - Part Time

Involving the community through an expanded community based project

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Awards: What awards or honors has your solution received, if any?

2013 Nominee for the Top 35 Under 35 CEO Awards

Tell us about your partnerships

Network Partner with the World Youth Summit Award
http://www.youthaward.org/partners/opportunities-africans

The WSYA is an organization that recognizes young people for using the Millennium Development Goals to solve societal issues.

Challenges: What challenges might hinder the success of your project and how do you plan to overcome them?

People

Having the right set of people to work with and scaling the project to the next level.

Overcoming the Challenge

Building a community around the platform that young Africans can feel a sense of ownership the platform and in turn attract the best brains.

How does your idea help young people create bright futures and improve opportunities for meaningful and long-term careers?

The OpportunitiesForAfricans portal connects Young Africans to the Latest Life changing Opportunities such as Internships, Scholarships, Volunteering Opportunities and other Opportunities to help them connect to their dreams and aspirations.

Target Age Group(s): What age group(s) do(es) your solution target through it's programming?

18-35.

Intervention Focus: Identify which of the following best explain key parts of your solution

Job Creation, Job Search, Professional Development, Apprenticeship, Entrepreneurship, Training/Skill Development, Online Learning, Mentorship.

Do you have separate programs or initiatives that target the following types of populations?

Impact - Reach: How many people did your project directly engage in programmatic activities in the last year?

500,001 to 2 Million

Number of People Directly Employed by Your Organization

Fewer than 10

Number of Volunteers

Fewer than 10

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Strengthen Job-Matching Services: help those who prepare, match, and link job seekers with opportunities to grow

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Job creation lacks adequate coordination between the government, private sector and development organizations

N.E.W.

N.E.W. seeks to address inequity and injustice in the only sustainable way - by helping people to help themselves. By being immersed within in the community it is trying to change, N.E.W. assist entrepreneurs by incubating their small business ideas during an 18-month process.

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Ivan

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N.E.W.

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Nehemia Entrepreneur Workshop

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Start-Up (a pilot that has just begun operating)

Year founded

2014

Is your organization a

For‐profit

Organization Country

South Africa, WC, Wellington & Paarl

Country where this project is creating social impact

South Africa, WC, Wellington & Paarl

Elevator Pitch: Share a concise summary. Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

N.E.W. seeks to address inequity and injustice in the only sustainable way - by helping people to help themselves. By being immersed within in the community it is trying to change, N.E.W. assist entrepreneurs by incubating their small business ideas during an 18-month process.

WHAT IF Inspiration: What's one way your project dares to ask, “WHAT IF?”

What if we can irradiacate unemployment in South Africa by helping entrepreneurs to help themselves?

Problem: What problem does your solution address?

Considering South Africa's past, the legacies still prevalent in communities are inequity and unemployment, an unemployment rate of 25.3% clearly shows this. Unsavory behavior (gangs/drugs/crime etc.) are birthed because of this and this has the potential to ruin a community and its people. Finding sustainable/scaleable solutions to address this problem has proved to be difficult, with education levels not aiding in the fight for redemption.

Solution: What is the proposed solution?

The solution to the root problem in our communities lies with the youth of our beautiful country. If we can engage the youth in a manner that helps them to help themselves, we create a sense of pride and confidence that has been lacking in the past. This can be done by creating an environment where new businesses can be established and assisting entrepreneurs in navigating the first - crucial - 18 months of the start-up. The primary drive in business is to be profitable, but with N.E.W. it is much more than just about the money, it is about creating a sense of ownership and drive that will have impact on generations to come. When a community becomes the solution to its own problems, it becomes sustainable, the answer lies within us.

What awards or honors has the project received?

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how your solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

Five local entrepreneurs have already been earmarked to join N.E.W. and their businesses include:
1) A mobile car wash (Investor already sourced)
2) Clothing manufacturer (Established business, with great potential. Were responsible for manufacturing the teams kit - see below)
3) Chicken/Meat distributor (contact with local producer to get discounted prices)
4) Cleaning Services (Husband & wife partnership - initial start-up phase)
5) Coffee Roasting brand (Local professional Barista, wanting to start own business)
** We also dream of establishing a Street vendor corporation that will give bargaining power and basic business services to the vendors, currently selling on the street.
The possibilities are endless.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date and expected impact in the future?

I became involved with the community by coaching and organizing a rugby tour for the local primary school (www.wellingtonprimaryrugbytour.com). I am also fortunate enough to be involved in other cultural projects in the community (www.facebook.com/ASYDWellington). The result of becoming involved has been overwhelming in that I have had the privilege of shaping the lives of youth in the community, but also engaging with adults that want to change their circumstances. I have learned that lasting, sustainable impact can however only be achieved if the community becomes their own solution. By creating a space where local entrepreneurs can grow and have an impact on their community will leave an impact over generations.
The reality of earning a decent living for the entrepreneur has a wide raging impact on the entrepreneurs own family, his neighbors and the people he/she employs.

Full Impact Potential: What are the main spread strategies moving forward?

N.E.W. dreams of one day becoming accessible to all young entrepreneurs in South Africa, but in the short to medium term we would like to establish 100 small businesses in 5 years and employ 1500 people in new businesses. This will mean that the unemployment level in the region amongst youth will decrease by up to 15% (Data: STATSSA). The goal is to exponentially grow the following 5 years and also establish other N.E.W. branches in other previously disadvantaged communities. Impact can also be measure by the educational value in schools and the impact of the non-profit trust in the community.

Sustainability Plan: What is this solution's plan to ensure financial sustainability?

N.E.W. intends to partner with regional government to provide a venue and utilities to house the entrepreneurs during the first 18 months. Funding for each entrepreneur will be sourced via public/private economic investment vehicles. The running costs of the project will be covered mainly by a corporate parent company as well as minimal contributions from the entrepreneurs, once their companies have become profitable.

Funding: How is your project financial supported?

Individuals, Businesses, Regional government, Customers.

Marketplace: Who else is addressing this problem and how does the proposed solution differ from these approaches?

Various other incubator models exists within the market place, but none of them are as hands on as N.E.W. During the first 18 months of start-up, the entrepreneurs will undergo personal development (skills, mentorship, training etc.), but also delve into the shared services (accounting/marketing/comm.) platform offered by N.E.W.
The main difference however still remains in that local entrepreneurs are developed to address the issues in their own community. The partnership between Public, Private and the entrepreneurs are also unique in that all are focused on solving the same problems.

Founding Story: Share a story about the “Aha!” moment that led you to get started and/or to see the potential for this to succeed.

I first got involved in the community, by volunteering to coach cricket at a very poor local primary school. What started out as throwing a few balls and teaching the kids how to hold a bat, grew into a significant relationship with the school and the community. I realized that something had to be done to ensure that opportunities were available for the kids of the community to give alternatives to joining gangs, becoming involved in criminal activities and dealing drugs. My skill set, education (MBA) and passion led me to helping local entrepreneurs to grow and develop their businesses. This has now grown to the point were we can achieve this within a structure environment by supplying basic business services and advice to entrepreneurs.

Team: What roles does your team consist of (i.e. full-time vs. part-time staff, volunteers, board members, etc) and how do you plan to expand the team as the project grows?

Ivan Swartz - Founder - Full Time - MBA, Industrial Psychology & Comm. degree
Jurgen Smith - Advisor/Member - Economics
Renier Zandberg - Consultant - Marketing expert/Graphic designer
Mari Janzen - Advisor - MBA, Engineer
Charl Ackerman - Advisor - Law degree
Stefan Jansen van Vuuren - Advisor - Statistician
Marius du Preez - Advisor - Chartered Accountant

Team will be constructed on a consultant basis at first to save overhead cost

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Awards: What awards or honors has your solution received, if any?

The solution is currently in its start-up phase, so no awards have been won yet.

Tell us about your partnerships

Drakenstein Municipality: Drakenstein has selected N.E.W. to be one of the drivers of Social/Economic change in the region. They have agreed in principle to assist with the start-up funding, a location for the business, access to funding for entrepreneurs and networking opportunities for the entrepreneurs. The partnership has been verbally agreed, but not formally yet.

The Grape Company: Grape Co has been approached to be the corporate parent for N.E.W. They will provide start-up capital and running costs as well as mentorship and advice during the start-up phase. The partnership talks are at an advanced stage, but no formal agreement has been reached yet.

Challenges: What challenges might hinder the success of your project and how do you plan to overcome them?

Skill Shortage of Entrepreneurs - Most of the Entrepreneurs will have no formal qualification in terms of business, therefore local tertiary institutions will be accessed to assist with basic skills.
Experience of Entrepreneurs - In some instances it will be the first time the entrepreneurs venture on starting their own business, that is why we will connect them with seasoned business individuals in the region to mentor them during this process.
Entrepreneurial project funding - Developing Business plan/Proposal to investors and public funding vehicles.

How does your idea help young people create bright futures and improve opportunities for meaningful and long-term careers?

On Three Levels:
Level 1) By establishing sustainable businesses in the local community to create jobs and generate income for the unemployed.
Level 2) By contributing to a non-profit trust, that will seek to uplift the community and create opportunities for self-employment.
Level 3) By partnering with local schools in a yearly Entrepreneurial competition for the learners, which will help to lay basic foundations for the learnings to grow in business.

Target Age Group(s): What age group(s) do(es) your solution target through it's programming?

13-17, 18-35.

Intervention Focus: Identify which of the following best explain key parts of your solution

Job Creation, Education - Extracurricular, Entrepreneurship, Training/Skill Development, Mentorship, Rural Economies.

Do you have separate programs or initiatives that target the following types of populations?

Marginalized/Minority, Boys/Men, Girls/Women.

Impact - Reach: How many people did your project directly engage in programmatic activities in the last year?

Not Applicable - yet! (we are at the idea stage or start-up)

Number of People Directly Employed by Your Organization

Fewer than 10

Number of Volunteers

10-100

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Create Role Model Connections: ensure mentors are accessible, relatable, and committed

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Job creation lacks adequate coordination between the government, private sector and development organizations

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Chronicles Media Group

Chronicles Media Group through its Online magazine African Youth Empowered aims not only to share young successful entrepreneurs stories to encourage more young people to take the same route but also because a place where young Africans can source services from each other and create more jobs

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committed to the development of Africa

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Start-Up (a pilot that has just begun operating)

Year founded

2014

Is your organization a

Not registered

Organization Country

South Africa, GT, Pretoria

Country where this project is creating social impact

n/a

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Chronicles Media Group through its Online magazine African Youth Empowered aims not only to share young successful entrepreneurs stories to encourage more young people to take the same route but also because a place where young Africans can source services from each other and create more jobs

WHAT IF Inspiration: What's one way your project dares to ask, “WHAT IF?”

what if we sourced services from each other as Africans, wouldn't that create more jobs and boost our economy

Problem: What problem does your solution address?

Unemployment amongst the youth and lack of information.

Solution: What is the proposed solution?

Creating a platform that will provide them with information about opportunities that are available for them all over the continent. Give much needed media attention to young entrepreneurs to boost their morale and also make it easier for investors to find them.

What awards or honors has the project received?

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how your solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

it will make it much more easier for investors to find these young entrepreneurs since the magazine is online. it will also make it easier for these young entrepreneurs to know who is selling what and how to find them should they want to source their services and inturn create more jobs

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date and expected impact in the future?

We have highlighted some of the young entrepreneurs from all over Africa and gave them exposure to the broader market, some of whom were not even known by the public yet they were doing great things

Full Impact Potential: What are the main spread strategies moving forward?

These will have a much impact going forward in promoting Africa on Africa trade, creating not only jobs but also more entrepreneurs

Sustainability Plan: What is this solution's plan to ensure financial sustainability?

since it is a magazine it will sustain itself financially by adverts placed in the magazine and hosting seminars

Funding: How is your project financial supported?

Friends and family, Customers.

Marketplace: Who else is addressing this problem and how does the proposed solution differ from these approaches?

entrepreneur magazine, they only focus on South Africa and we focus on Africa as a whole

Founding Story: Share a story about the “Aha!” moment that led you to get started and/or to see the potential for this to succeed.

Team: What roles does your team consist of (i.e. full-time vs. part-time staff, volunteers, board members, etc) and how do you plan to expand the team as the project grows?

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Awards: What awards or honors has your solution received, if any?

Top 100 Brightest Young Minds South Africa 2013
DHL Tomorrows leaders nominee 2014
Invited to the African Union Women In Business Forum

Tell us about your partnerships

Challenges: What challenges might hinder the success of your project and how do you plan to overcome them?

Working capital so that I can employ more people

How does your idea help young people create bright futures and improve opportunities for meaningful and long-term careers?

It gives them an insight into entrepreneurship, gives them advise or running businesses and create a link for existing entrepreneurs to support each other by sourcing services from each each

Target Age Group(s): What age group(s) do(es) your solution target through it's programming?

18-35.

Intervention Focus: Identify which of the following best explain key parts of your solution

Job Creation, Entrepreneurship, Training/Skill Development, Mentorship, Financing, Rural Economies.

Do you have separate programs or initiatives that target the following types of populations?

Marginalized/Minority.

Impact - Reach: How many people did your project directly engage in programmatic activities in the last year?

10,001 to 50,000

Number of People Directly Employed by Your Organization

Fewer than 10

Number of Volunteers

Fewer than 10

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Unlock Nurturing Environments: help young people work together to cultivate opportunities and wellness throughout the earth and its communities

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Job creation lacks adequate coordination between the government, private sector and development organizations

Open Futures Foundation

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Open Futures Foundation

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Open Futures Foundation

Project Subtitle

Creating new realities through skills and education empowerment

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Start-Up (a pilot that has just begun operating)

Year founded

2014

Is your organization a

Hybrid

Organization Country

South Africa, KN, Newcastle

Country where this project is creating social impact

South Africa, KN, Newcastle

Elevator Pitch: Share a concise summary. Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

WHAT IF Inspiration: What's one way your project dares to ask, “WHAT IF?”

Problem: What problem does your solution address?

Solution: What is the proposed solution?

What awards or honors has the project received?

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how your solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date and expected impact in the future?

Full Impact Potential: What are the main spread strategies moving forward?

Sustainability Plan: What is this solution's plan to ensure financial sustainability?

Funding: How is your project financial supported?

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Marketplace: Who else is addressing this problem and how does the proposed solution differ from these approaches?

Founding Story: Share a story about the “Aha!” moment that led you to get started and/or to see the potential for this to succeed.

Team: What roles does your team consist of (i.e. full-time vs. part-time staff, volunteers, board members, etc) and how do you plan to expand the team as the project grows?

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Awards: What awards or honors has your solution received, if any?

Spark* International recognition and support as a South Africa Changemaker social entrepreneurship project contributing to eradicating poverty for 1million globally.

Tell us about your partnerships

Samsung South Africa is our corporate social responsibility sponsor for equipment for our digital and IT skills training having generously provided us with 40 tables as part of their Smart Schools Initiative. As a well recognised and successful technology brand in our country and globally, we took the opportunity to take advantage of their technology solutions that they have made available. We also saw an opportunity to contribute to Samsung achieving it's target of impacting 5 million young Africans by the end of 2017. We also use the partnership as a way for us to give our students access to technology which they would otherwise not be exposed to.

We are working with experienced enterprise development consultants to develop a relevant and focus entrepreneurship education curriculum. As independent consultants, they have extensive experience and expertise in enterprise development and entrepreneurship training. We are partnering with these leading enterprise development consultants who have worked with top corporates such as SAB, Accenture and ABSA, to ensure our students receive expert and corporate approved entrepreneurship training that will help them consider entrepreneurship as a career option.

Spark* International - provides us with branding, strategy, legal, evaluation and some financial support for implementing our programme. We are part of their network of Changemakers in South Africa and have benefitted from their support for the conceptualisation and launch of our organisation.

Harambee is a free service that helps young South Africans overcome many of the difficulties they face in finding and keeping their first job. We are in initial talks with them to become a feeder organisation for their candidates base within our region. If this partnership goes through it will be critical in enabling us to deliver real value to our students by connecting them to a network within which they can find safe and secure employment without having advanced education degrees.

Challenges: What challenges might hinder the success of your project and how do you plan to overcome them?

A lack of tangible opportunities that we can provide to our students upon completion of the programme. We recognise and have promised our students support to find real jobs, register for higher education or start their own businesses. But since we cannot ourselves offer the funding for this, we rely on partnerships and information in our own networks to create these opportunities. This is a significant challenge we are trying to overcome by establishing links with other organisations who offer these opportunities and by also collecting as much information for student bursaries, business funding competitions and vacancies which we then pass onto our students.

Lack of funding, office and training space and transportation impacts where we conduct our training. Currently we are hosted by a school in our district, however we share this with other community organisations and so do not have rights to use the space in ways that are more beneficial for us. Furthermore, the space is quite small and the demand for our services is so vast and at multiple locations, hence we are limited because many students cannot afford to travel to classes, and because we are self funding, we are not able to finance the travelling for our tutors.

Funding impacts our ability to incentivise our training facilitators who are recent graduates that to give them experience. The positions are voluntary, but many tutors need the money for travel and also for their own livelihood as they do not work. We want to be able to offer a stipend that will help them with travelling costs.

A lack of funding means that we also have to hold fulltime jobs in order to use our salaries to fund the operations of the organisation which include communication costs, travel, training, student support and salaries. Currently we are requestion donations from our networks, and also sourcing corporate social investment funds from corporates funding projects in the education space.

How does your idea help young people create bright futures and improve opportunities for meaningful and long-term careers?

The Open Futures Foundation programme is responding to the call made in the National Development Plan for all South Africans to contribute to “promoting greater educational and economic opportunities for young
people” (NDP). We do this by creating new realities specifically for township and rural based young people to receive access to the better educational and skills opportunities and support that they who would otherwise not be exposed to.

Our programme provides academic tutoring, digital and computer skills and entrepreneurship training, and uses community service as a way of gaining practical experience and implementing what is learnt in the classroom. We use unemployed graduates as our tutors in an effort to give them work experience but also use the skills they have gained while studying.

Our programme is designed to dramatically increase the number of educated, employable and entrepreneurial young people in the country. We also bring youth closer to corporate partners who collaborate with us as implementing partners for your organisation’s skills development initiatives. These partnerships play an important role in enabling school leavers and youth to gain the training they need to find their first jobs, to overcome previous setbacks in their own education and to spot business opportunities.

We are also exploring developing a mobile app that that will compile relevant academic, bursary and scholarship and entrepreneurship start up information that our students can take advantage of. Our students are from rural and township communities and have little access to the internet, with this app, we will be able to give them access to the information they otherwise would not have.

Target Age Group(s): What age group(s) do(es) your solution target through it's programming?

13-17, 18-35.

Intervention Focus: Identify which of the following best explain key parts of your solution

Job Creation, Job Search, Education - Curricular, Apprenticeship, Entrepreneurship, Training/Skill Development, Community, Mentorship, Rural Economies, Other.

Do you have separate programs or initiatives that target the following types of populations?

Marginalized/Minority.

Impact - Reach: How many people did your project directly engage in programmatic activities in the last year?

0 to 500

Number of People Directly Employed by Your Organization

Fewer than 10

Number of Volunteers

10-100

Does your project utilize any of the innovative design principles below? Select a theme below that most applies to your work. If none of them do, no problem, you can skip this question.

Strengthen Job-Matching Services: help those who prepare, match, and link job seekers with opportunities to grow

Is your project targeted at solving any of the following key barriers? Select a theme below that most applies to your work. If none of them do, no problem, you can skip this question.

Job creation lacks adequate coordination between the government, private sector and development organizations

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180 Degrees Consulting

180 Degrees Consulting is the largest international, university-based pro bono student consultancy that provides socially conscious organizations with high quality consulting services. We work with organizations to develop innovative, practical and sustainable solutions.

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Gyandaan

Gyandaan aims to provide quality education to the bright students of lower middle class families. I have observed there is a huge talent in this group however due to constrained economic conditions, the children cannot pursue their dream. I want to build a medium for same.

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euforia (organization)

imp!act is a 4-day training that equips 40 participants (18-28 years old) with tools to launch their own project for a more sustainable future. It offers youth not only a platform to explore, develop and connect their changemaking skills but also support and advice of renowned experts.

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Jeronimo

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Growth (your pilot is up and running, and starting to expand)

Year founded

2007

Is your organization a

Non‐profit/NGO/citizen sector organization

Organization Country

Switzerland, GE, Geneva

Country where this project is creating social impact

Switzerland

Elevator Pitch: Share a concise summary. Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

WHAT IF Inspiration: What's one way your project dares to ask, “WHAT IF?”

Problem: What problem does your solution address?

Solution: What is the proposed solution?

What awards or honors has the project received?

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how your solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date and expected impact in the future?

Full Impact Potential: What are the main spread strategies moving forward?

Sustainability Plan: What is this solution's plan to ensure financial sustainability?

Funding: How is your project financial supported?

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Marketplace: Who else is addressing this problem and how does the proposed solution differ from these approaches?

Founding Story: Share a story about the “Aha!” moment that led you to get started and/or to see the potential for this to succeed.

Team: What roles does your team consist of (i.e. full-time vs. part-time staff, volunteers, board members, etc) and how do you plan to expand the team as the project grows?

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Audience: Who have you identified as your customer/recipient groups and do these groups value your solution for different reasons? How do you engage different customer/recipient groups to deliver your solution?

Our programs are based on our 4.5 days imp!act event where 50 young people develop their own projects for sustainable development.
Audiences:

1) Young people that feel sth. goes wrong, but think they are not the ones to change things (imp!act gives them a kick to become changemakers)
2) Young engaged people (euforia training program --> organize imp!act in their city)
3) Top- and middle managers (responsible leadership training, sense, inspiration, learn from & about gen Y)
4) University program

Scaling the solution: How would the prize money and publicity help you to achieve your objectives over the next two years?

In order to scale our solution we developed the euforia training programme (eTP) where young engaged people can learn how to organize an imp!act event themselves (train the trainers approach). If we win the prize money we will invest it in eTP's in 10 countries in order to train imp!act event organizers, in national communication campaigns and in the development of our company programs in order to become independent of fundraising activities. Please note that the imp!act organizers are volunteers.

The objective for the next two years is to achieve the break even (develop company and governemental programs) and the five years obj. is to reach 10 Million ppl in 10 countries.

Experience: Please provide examples of any previous entrepreneurial initiatives you have pioneered

We started with a first international event in Geneva (ELAYS 2010, 100 participants).
Then we organized the first imp!act event in 2011, in GVA.
2012 and 2013 there were two events each, in GVA and in ZH
2012 we started with leading with imp!act, our responsible leadership program for companies that brings money and enlarges our impact significantly.
We launched a University program in GVA, Lausanne, Bern and St. Gallen.

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yes

Will you require a visa to enter the UK?

no

Are you are a current Unilever employee?

no

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“MY HOLIDAY DECISIONS CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE”

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Growth (your pilot is up and running, and starting to expand)

Year founded

2013

Is your organization a

Hybrid

Organization Country

Argentina, Esquel

Country where this project is creating social impact

Argentina, U, Esquel

Elevator Pitch: Share a concise summary. Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

No-Footprint Holidays is a combination of the recognition of responsible tourist service providers with tourist environmental awareness in an educational guide aimed at spreading the word about destinations committed to Sustainable Tourism.

WHAT IF Inspiration: What's one way your project dares to ask, “WHAT IF?”

What would happen if your holidays carbon footprint could be calculated so that you could mitigate and reduce it in the destination you choose?

Problem: What problem does your solution address?

Travelling is a pleasant experience; however, we don’t usually think upon its effects.

Tourism is a growing economic activity responsible for 5% of CO2 emissions globally, representing 60% of international air traffic.

Destinations normally rely on natural assets for promotion and tourist attraction; it is time for governments, service providers and tourists to become aware of the impact tourism has on the environment and how to reduce it.

Solution: What is the proposed solution?

Our Green Passport is based on United Nations Environment Programme’s Green Passport, giving tourist recommendations to be considered before, during and after the trip.

We adapted UNEP’s Green Passport, including holidays carbon footprint calculation for tourists to mitigate and reduce it by choosing differentiated service providers and joining low impact activities in their holiday destination.

We promote the implementation of good environmental practices in tourist service providers, aiming to differentiate them and spreading the word about them in the Green Passport. We also encourage destinations to develop tourist attractions from a perspective toward environmental protection and differentiation.

What awards or honors has the project received?

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how your solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

Once you arrive at your destination, you are given the Green Passport to calculate your Carbon Footprint (in kgs. Of CO2) for your arrival (for the distance and means of transport) and your stay (for energy and water consumption and waste generation).
This is all you need to know your holiday carbon footprint; thereafter you will be able to do something about it. You can mitigate your footprint by choosing service providers differentiated for environmental protection standards, and compensate it by joining tourist activities favoring the local community and the environment.
Before returning home, you will know if you had a holiday with footprint or a No- Footprint Holiday to show that your holiday decisions can really make a difference.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date and expected impact in the future?

No-footprint Holidays has been in action in Esquel (Chubut, Argentina) since 2013. The Green Passport we designed is made up of sections – “My Arrival”, “My Stay”, “My Destination”, “My Contribution” and “My Footprint” – that guide tourist to take informed decisions on the environment, the local community and the destination itself.

31 accommodation service providers have been certified for their environmental standards, spreading the word about them so that tourists visiting Esquel can choose from them, and also grading them with the kgs of CO2 (tourists will mitigate) in accordance with their environmentally-friendly actions.
We promote and spread the word about low impact activities like urban trekking, bird-watching, bike renting, tree planting or visiting the local Waste Treatment Plant.

We aim to include more responsible service providers and local projects in the program.

Full Impact Potential: What are the main spread strategies moving forward?

We expect to replicate No-Footprint Holidays in Argentine destinations committed to enhancing their tourist services from the perspective of Sustainable Tourism.

In Esquel the program has been developed in conjunction with the local Tourism Secretariat. In the medium term, we intend to replicate it in other Patagonian destinations; in the long term, we aim to extend the program NO-Footprint Holidays reaching all other Argentine regions.

Working with governments, tourist companies, local communities and tourists is the key to develop Argentina’s potential in Sustainable Tourism.

Sustainability Plan: What is this solution's plan to ensure financial sustainability?

We carry out the Project by using personal savings, working with local governments, offering consulting services and training people in the destination to ensure continuation of the program.

At present, we are working in Environmental Education in Esquel local government and participating as candidates in all possible contests related to the field. Even though we haven’t received donations, we don’t exclude the possibility in the future.

Funding: How is your project financial supported?

Businesses, Regional government, Other.

Marketplace: Who else is addressing this problem and how does the proposed solution differ from these approaches?

The Green Passport included in the program No-Footprint Holidays is based on the United Nations Environment Programme’s Green Passport campaign, promoted by Brazilian and French governments and implemented also in Costa Rica, Ecuador, Israel and South Africa.

We adapted the Green Passport, including as a key component the carbon footprint calculation so that tourists could join a king of game in which responsible actions lead them to mitigate and compensate it in their destination.

Founding Story: Share a story about the “Aha!” moment that led you to get started and/or to see the potential for this to succeed.

A relationship of 13 years, the completion of university studies, a stable job, family and friends, and living in Rosario (the third Argentine biggest city) motivated the great travelling experience we had with Iniciativa Imagine from Ushuaia, at the end of the world, to Junin de los Andes in Argentine Patagonia.
We just wanted to know our country, idenifying and spreading the word about good actions. "You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one".

Team: What roles does your team consist of (i.e. full-time vs. part-time staff, volunteers, board members, etc) and how do you plan to expand the team as the project grows?

We are two people with full dedication to the project. Cristian Sejas and I are a couple, co-founders of the project and promoters of Iniciativa Imagine. Iniciativa Imagine has 15 members and three volunteers; however, countless are the people who have contributed and who are still doing so.

Working and implementing the program locally means there are more and more people involved and carrying the program out.

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Audience: Who have you identified as your customer/recipient groups and do these groups value your solution for different reasons? How do you engage different customer/recipient groups to deliver your solution?

The recipient groups are tourists, local governments, tourist service providers and local communities. Every group has a place in the Green Passport designed.

Scaling the solution: How would the prize money and publicity help you to achieve your objectives over the next two years?

The prize money would help us replicate the program in Argentine Patagonia and publicity would help us spread the word in the rest of Argentina and the wordl about what we are doing.

Experience: Please provide examples of any previous entrepreneurial initiatives you have pioneered

Iniciativa Imagine, website: www.iniciativaimagine.com

Are you are eligible to attend the Accelerator event in Cambridge and subsequent events in London, UK in January, 2015?

yes

Will you require a visa to enter the UK?

no

Are you are a current Unilever employee?

no

NO-FOOTPRINT HOLIDAYS ©

No-Footprint Holidays is a combination of the recognition of responsible tourist service providers with tourist environmental awareness in an educational guide aimed at spreading the word about destinations committed to Sustainable Tourism.

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The Card App

The Card App is an all in one solution for carry, exchange, organize and update issues of business cards. It is a mobile app that works on iOS and Android platforms.

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The Card App

Project Subtitle

Mobile Solution to Manage Business Cards

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Start-Up (a pilot that has just begun operating)

Year founded

2014

Is your organization a

For‐profit

Organization Country

Turkey, Istanbul

Country where this project is creating social impact

n/a

Elevator Pitch: Share a concise summary. Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

The Card App is an all in one solution for carry, exchange, organize and update issues of business cards. It is a mobile app that works on iOS and Android platforms.

WHAT IF Inspiration: What's one way your project dares to ask, “WHAT IF?”

you can always carry all business cards that you collect on your smartphone?

Problem: What problem does your solution address?

You may forgot your business card at home/office.
You can't carry all of your collected business cards with you all the time.
You can't manage and order your collected business cards.
You can't update previous contacts in case of any change.
Any single update makes all previously printed business cards useless.
Business cards cause huge waste of paper.
In companies, when an employee quits his job, all of his business cards become useless.

Solution: What is the proposed solution?

There are almost 2 billion smartphone users worldwide, so we designed a mobile app to manage business cards in iOS and Android devices. Thanks to The Card App;
You can create your business card easily and carry with you all the time.
You can collect business cards via your smartphone and order, filter and search among those collected business cards anytime you need.
When you update any info such as phone number or email, or when you change your company, all of your contacts get this update immediately or vice versa.
Since all process completed in digital, you don't waste any paper.
If you have a company, you can create and manage all business cards from single panel without wasting money and time.

What awards or honors has the project received?

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how your solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

Think about a salesman who works in a company that sells health equipments to hospitals. One of his primary missions is keep in touch with buying specialists of hospitals and give information to them about the latest products. Those buying specialists call him in case of equipment needs and give orders. His company change its headquarter location and he gets a promotion to become sales manager. When he makes those changes on his current business card on The Card App, all of his previous contacts get a notification about those updates. Moreover, in case of his smartphone is out of battery, he has a chance to login web panel to reach collected business cards.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date and expected impact in the future?

Full Impact Potential: What are the main spread strategies moving forward?

Number of business cards printed in the US annually is over 10 billion and 88% of those business cards thrown out because of the updates of can not be kept properly. Our main purpose is to test this app in our local market (Turkey) and spread it all over the world to prevent this waste of paper permanently.

Sustainability Plan: What is this solution's plan to ensure financial sustainability?

As co-founders, we invest the initial software and company establishment expenses as almost 10.000 USD. Users will pay monthly or yearly subscription fee and we will invest those income to attract more users to the app and pay regular expenses.

Funding: How is your project financial supported?

Individuals.

Marketplace: Who else is addressing this problem and how does the proposed solution differ from these approaches?

There are several mobile apps that collect data by scanning the cards but since OCR is not working properly, users just keep the pictures of the business cards and fill information about contacts manually. Moreover, since those scanning apps does not have exchange mechanism, just save the collected card but neither order or search among them properly, nor gets any update when an information has changed.

Founding Story: Share a story about the “Aha!” moment that led you to get started and/or to see the potential for this to succeed.

We have been exchanging business cards a lot in our daily business lives but can not manage them properly and keep them in a box. Moreover, we are also members of different social associations that works on sustainability and want to create a for profit but socially responsible company. To create a solution for this issue and make a contribution to prevent waste of paper, we came up with this idea.

Team: What roles does your team consist of (i.e. full-time vs. part-time staff, volunteers, board members, etc) and how do you plan to expand the team as the project grows?

We are two co-founders in this project. Sinan has responsible from business and corporate communication with his 3 years experience as investment consultant for foreign companies in Turkey and business development in technology services companywhile Berkant is responsilble from technical development and online marketing as M.Sc. in IT and digital media planning experience.

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Audience: Who have you identified as your customer/recipient groups and do these groups value your solution for different reasons? How do you engage different customer/recipient groups to deliver your solution?

All business card users from startups to big corporations. Moreover, we planned to directly give service to the companies as saas partner.

Scaling the solution: How would the prize money and publicity help you to achieve your objectives over the next two years?

The most important point about the project is its snowball effect. If we can spread our user base to different sectors and countries it will be easily adapted and used effectively. We will invest the prize money to the marketing to increase our users database and become a globally used mobile solution.

Experience: Please provide examples of any previous entrepreneurial initiatives you have pioneered

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yes

Will you require a visa to enter the UK?

yes

Are you are a current Unilever employee?

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NASA PLUS (Vegetable Nugget) For Agriculture Social Enterprise

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Bekasi
Indonesia
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Children are the best generation later with care food everyday and I want join education agriculture with farmers. This problem introduce with NASA plus. NASA Plus is organic Vegetable nugget can be eat healty food without monosodium glutamate, syntesis colour. Since I went to Senior High School until Candidate Degree, become marketing to finance education about ten year. Alhamdulillah, two years ago 2011 I have begining CEO Food and Biotechnology, Bekasi Indonesian. This Product such as NASA Plus, Fruit Nugget, mushrom Nugget, and Fish Nugget.

Cooksocial.org

Nutrition is the community matter. We invite each other on a social cook for eating, cooking and sharing work, costs and resources. Thus, we provide a novel way of diet design a network for common cooking and eating, bring the social aspect back into our everyday nutrition and encourage cooking!

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Move For Hunger

When people move they tend to throw away a lot of "stuff". Unfortunately, much of that "stuff" includes food that could be delivered to a family in need.Move For Hunger works with relocation companies to pick up non-perishable food items during the moving process and delivers it to local food banks.

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Year founded

2009

Is your organization a

Non‐profit/NGO/citizen sector organization

Organization Country

United States, NJ, Neptune

Country where this project is creating social impact

United States

Elevator Pitch: Share a concise summary. Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

When people move they tend to throw away a lot of "stuff". Unfortunately, much of that "stuff" includes food that could be delivered to a family in need.Move For Hunger works with relocation companies to pick up non-perishable food items during the moving process and delivers it to local food banks.

WHAT IF Inspiration: What's one way your project dares to ask, “WHAT IF?”

What if food waste didnt' exist and everyone had enough to eat?

Problem: What problem does your solution address?

Today 1 in 6 Americans are food insecure - that's 50 million people including 17 million children who don't know where their next meal will come from. On the opposite side, it is estimated that 25-40% of food grown, processed, and transported in the US will never be consumed. More food reaches landfills and incinerators than any other single material in municipal solid waste. There is a need for innovative solutions of food rescue and delivery.

Solution: What is the proposed solution?

While 1 in 6 Americans struggle with hunger, 1 in 8 Americans relocate each year. Prior to this program millions of pounds of food ended in the garbage. Now millions of life-saving meals are being provided to those that otherwise might go hungry. This program is an innovative solution to two of the biggest challenges of food banks. The high cost of transportation and food delivery is a financial challenge for food banks. Additionally, the summer months, when children are out of school and not receiving school nutritional assistance, are a time of hardship. The summer is when the highest number of moves occur. This inverse relationship provides a life saving opportunity for this program to fill the empty shelves of struggling food banks.

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Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how your solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

It was July and a mover participating with Move For Hunger had been collecting food on their moves for several months. Some clients gave a few boxes or cans, others had the movers pack and donate their entire kitchen. The summer was always their busiest time so donations were coming in abundance, it was part of their everyday business practice. Meanwhile, the local food bank had just about exhausted its last bit of resource. While this is the busiest time of year for movers, it is a time of uncertainty for them. Children are not receiving school provided lunches and are turning to the food bank for meals.The 1,500 pounds of food that was delivered meant an additional 1,000 meals and not closing their doors for the weekend.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date and expected impact in the future?

To date, over 600 moving companies across the US and in Canada have committed to the Move For Hunger program and has collectively delivered over 3.5 million pounds of food directly to food banks. This means that this program has fed over 2.9 million individuals in less than five years. The organization has responded to the needs for additional food donations and now organizes food drives across the country. Participating movers play a significant role in food drives with pick-up and delivery of donations to food banks. At inception in 2009, 36 movers participated, 24,833 pounds of food was delivered (20,694 meals provided) and 11 food drives were organized. The impact is evident in the growth of the numbers. In 2013, 560 movers participated, 1,315,981 pounds delivered (1,096,650 meals) and 291 food drives organized. Strategic plans are in place to double those impact numbers.

Full Impact Potential: What are the main spread strategies moving forward?

Unfortunately, food waste spans among many companies within the relocation industry. This groundbreaking model is quickly being adopted by other partners, expanding the impact. In 2012, a real estate program was launched so clients are educated on fighting hunger when moving. A new partnership with Corporate Housing Providers Association will work to eliminate an entire system of food waste. As consumer awareness/demand and mover participation increases, the direct result is increased food donations, more people fed, more relief to food banks, and a community and national impact on hunger.

Sustainability Plan: What is this solution's plan to ensure financial sustainability?

To fund the continued expansion our mission, Move for Hunger has a diverse revenue portfolio - receiving funding from corporate partners, individual donations, grants, and fundraising events. Five of the nations' leading van lines, including Allied, Atlas, North American, Wheaton, and Bekins, as well as large multi-national companies like Brookfield Relocation Services, SuiteAmerica, and a number of real estate agents have partnered.

Funding: How is your project financial supported?

Individuals, Foundations, NGOs, Businesses, Customers.

Marketplace: Who else is addressing this problem and how does the proposed solution differ from these approaches?

Food banks and hunger relief organizations have a similar goal to eradicate the hunger crisis in America. Move For Hunger, however, is not a food bank but rather a new approach for food rescue to support the continued efforts of community food banks. Move For Hunger is reaching out to an untapped resource to further increase the amount of food delivered directly to food banks, while providing them valuable financial cost savings on transportation/delivery. While other organizations struggle to deliver their mission to the public, movers are going into homes daily and educating on hunger.

Founding Story: Share a story about the “Aha!” moment that led you to get started and/or to see the potential for this to succeed.

Founder and Executive Director Adam Lowy grew up working around his families moving company, which has been in business for over 90 years. Adam began to see first-hand just how much waste occurred when people moved. Not satisfied to just accept the way things are, Adam began to encourage the movers in his families company to ask their customers to pack up their food for donation vs. throwing it away. The movers would then volunteer their time/resources to deliver the food directly to the food bank. Within one month, they had collected over 300lbs of food and with that Adam began to see the enormous potential of duplication of this process to the thousands of movers operating in America.

Team: What roles does your team consist of (i.e. full-time vs. part-time staff, volunteers, board members, etc) and how do you plan to expand the team as the project grows?

The Move For Hunger team consists of six full-time staff, two part-time employees, six board members, and a team of interns. As Move For Hunger evolves and expands so will additional roles within the organization. Each employee has a specific role in the growth of the organization in meeting outlined strategic plans. Roles consist of the Executive Director, a Real Estate Program Director, a Mover Program coordinator and Director of Development.

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Audience: Who have you identified as your customer/recipient groups and do these groups value your solution for different reasons? How do you engage different customer/recipient groups to deliver your solution?

Move For Hunger has created a network of community partners that food banks can rely on year-round for food delivery and to lower their transportation/delivery costs. Mover For Hunger addresses these needs and works to mobilize the entire relocation industry to be active participants in the fight against hunger. By changing business models for moving companies across the country Move For Hunger has changed an entire for-profit industry to incorporate giving back into daily practice.

Scaling the solution: How would the prize money and publicity help you to achieve your objectives over the next two years?

Additional financial resources would assist to expand the mover program. By increasing the number of movers enrolled in Move For Hunger, we will not only increase the pounds of food donated to community food banks, but also increase donations at the times that food banks need it most. Hunger awareness will also increase as more movers will distribute more educational materials on their estimates each and every day. As Move For Hunger continues to grow and the donation of non-perishable food becomes a common part of the moving process, Move For Hunger will become a continuous and sustainable part of hunger relief in America.

Experience: Please provide examples of any previous entrepreneurial initiatives you have pioneered

In 2012, I was one of 15 approached by the World Economic Forum to help launch a brand new community called the Global Shapers. This community is a group of 20 somethings working to create social impact (similar to the WEF's YGL's). I worked with a small team to put together processes and best practices. 2 years later, there are now over 300 hubs across the globe. While I didn't do this on my own, I am incredibly proud of what we have achieved.

Are you are eligible to attend the Accelerator event in Cambridge and subsequent events in London, UK in January, 2015?

yes

Will you require a visa to enter the UK?

no

Are you are a current Unilever employee?

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SocialGiver

SocialGiver revolutionizes fundraising by breaking barriers between consumer spending and donations through a technology-enabled platform. Helping business utilize spare service capacity to engage customers (Receiving CSR, marketing, cost reductions). Customers get rewards. And projects get funding.

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Converts spare service capacity into social impact

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Start-Up (a pilot that has just begun operating)

Year founded

2012

Is your organization a

Hybrid

Organization Country

Thailand, Bangkok

Country where this project is creating social impact

Thailand

Elevator Pitch: Share a concise summary. Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

SocialGiver revolutionizes fundraising by breaking barriers between consumer spending and donations through a technology-enabled platform. Helping business utilize spare service capacity to engage customers (Receiving CSR, marketing, cost reductions). Customers get rewards. And projects get funding.

WHAT IF Inspiration: What's one way your project dares to ask, “WHAT IF?”

WHAT IF all the world's wasted spare capacity could magically be turned into funds for social impact?

Problem: What problem does your solution address?

Every year, hundreds of Social Projects in Thailand come to a halt due to a lack of funds -leaving vulnerable people, animals, and fragile ecosystems without the support and solutions they need. These problems, wide in scope and diversity, continue to grow at a pace that cannot be matched by resources made available through donations alone. Thailand's social sector is unsustainable.. but this same story can been seen all across the globe.

Solution: What is the proposed solution?

SocialGiver raises funds for innovative social projects by creating shared value between all parties involved. SocialGiver solves problems for all three parties: Projects, Business, and People.

SocialGiver identifies Social Projects that are working effectively but lack funding. Projects receive funds to create social impact and provide transparency in return

SocialGiver helps businesses create value from wasted spare capacity to engage potential customers, enhance brand value, and increase profitability through CSR

SocialGiver connects people with leading brands that want to give back to society. Brands reward you with their service every time you donate money to local charities

Together, can we make our world a better place.

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Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how your solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

An empty hotel room is a sad sight when you realize that its revenue could put a child through school for a year. So too is an empty seat in a restaurant that could feed a hungry family, or an unsold ticket that could save century-old trees. On SocialGiver.com (SG) users can donate 3,900baht to help put a child through school and receive a one night free stay at a hotel worth 7,000baht! (or select from dozens of other rewards).

1. SG finds a project that needs funds
2. SG signed up a business, pledging a quota of spare capacity per month (e.g.100 rooms)
3. A user donates 3,900 baht to the project and receives a voucher to stay at the hotel
4. Project receives 70% of funds. 30% pays costs
5. Customer gets good experience, tell friends

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date and expected impact in the future?

In our pilot stage, 40 businesses signed up, raising over 500,000baht for 5 projects within 5 months. The funds raised has improved the lives of over 190 children in Thailand (from providing basic necessities like food, access to education, or therapy for disabilities) and supplied clean water filtration for 6,100 victims of the Haiyan Typhoon Disaster in the Philippines.

SG expects to raise 42million baht for 200 projects in 2016 and up to 135million baht for 600 projects in 2017.

SG helps convert spare capacity into funds for projects (converting spending power into donations).
SG also helps increase effectiveness in fundraising by providing an innovative fundraising tool.
SG improves transparency and accountability by empowering projects to report their expenses and specific measurable impact on our platform -updating businesses and users to boost donor engage and return rates

Full Impact Potential: What are the main spread strategies moving forward?

SocialGiver hopes to spread internationally by 2017. We are a social network based platform that offers a new solution for businesses, projects, and people - creating shared value for all three parties (win-win-win).

SocialGiver takes a lifestyle approach; we are bridging the gap between those that have enough to give and those who are in need. Shifting up the quality of life and wellbeing of both the givers and receivers.

Spare capacity in Thailand's hospitality sector alone is 600billion annually. Around the world, this hidden value is the world's greatest waste (and also opportunity)

Sustainability Plan: What is this solution's plan to ensure financial sustainability?

Our costs are covered with a percentage deduction from funds raised. Currently SocialGiver receives 30% of the funds to cover key expenses. This will be reduced in the future when we reach economies of scale. However, if users opt out of a reward, we give 100% to projects without deduction.

Future revenue sources also include: CSR consulting, Advertising on our website, PR/Marketing services, Business Fees.

SG will break even in 2017

Funding: How is your project financial supported?

Friends and family, Individuals.

Marketplace: Who else is addressing this problem and how does the proposed solution differ from these approaches?

We have no direct competitors. Our closest alternative is deal website models that have proven to be highly successful within a very limited time. Not only do they not provide value for social projects, they also have a very obvious drawback: they destroy brand value. SocialGiver removes this drawback by replacing the 'cheap deals' selling point with 'transactional CSR' - a concept that 'integrates the customer experience with the giving experience'. Customers receive rewards free, but it creates goodwill, brand loyalty, and a very unique CSR activity from the waste they currently throw away

Founding Story: Share a story about the “Aha!” moment that led you to get started and/or to see the potential for this to succeed.

My focus has always been to identify breakthrough innovations - solutions that are not only sustainable and scalable, but that would also change the way we do things. I believe that we have discovered a perfect social innovation that will transform the service sector in the most wonderful way, integrated with a perfect economic innovation that would change the way we make a difference - helping to shift people’s lifestyle into a new dimension.

It took me 2 years to develop the SocialGiver model; talking with hundreds of businesses, people, and projects. Last year, we successfully launched a pilot model and it became an instant success. 40 businesses signed up and 35 media articles were written about us. Today we're launching the real web

Team: What roles does your team consist of (i.e. full-time vs. part-time staff, volunteers, board members, etc) and how do you plan to expand the team as the project grows?

Arch (Fulltime CEO) is an expert in social innovation, public participation, and has successfully executed numerous projects with over 50 partners from all sectors
Aliza (Fulltime Partnership Developer) is an expert communicator from a multinational, providing solutions for thousands of local businesses
Thomas (Fulltime CTO) has launched an SE in Denmark
Poomnuree (Parttime Marketing) Plans domestic and international market product launches

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Waste and Packaging.

Audience: Who have you identified as your customer/recipient groups and do these groups value your solution for different reasons? How do you engage different customer/recipient groups to deliver your solution?

Spare capacity is the world's greatest waste. SocialGiver helps businesses create value from spare capacity to engage potential customers, enhance brand value, and increase profitability through CSR

SocialGiver connects people with leading brands that want to give back to society; people receive amazing rewards every time they support charities

Social projects that have struggled to secure funds from the limited 'donation' pool now has access to the limitless pool of 'consumer spending'

Scaling the solution: How would the prize money and publicity help you to achieve your objectives over the next two years?

In expanding, SocialGiver is looking to create a conscious consumer movement around the world to empower people's choices in supporting socially responsible businesses.

The prize would allow us to perfect or model in Thailand and prepare SocialGiver to scale internationally. By 2017, within Thailand alone, SocialGiver aims to raise 135m baht for 600 projects. With your help we can reach thousands more - and not by asking for more donations... but by bridging the gap between spending and donating. Allowing people to live better lifestyles whist improving society through the simple act of 'sharing'

Experience: Please provide examples of any previous entrepreneurial initiatives you have pioneered

In 2012, I created IDEACUBES “The World’s First Citywide Ideas Exhibition”. 100 leading artists volunteered to each create a 1mX1mX1m IDEACUBE to raise awareness for their favorite idea to trigger take action. The 100 IDEACUBES were exhibited across 20 locations throughout Bangkok, receiving over 50 media mentions and 35 Celebrity endorsements.
Past: Head consultant for UN's MYWORLD2015 project and helped engage 70,000 thai citizens in 5 months

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yes

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yes

Are you are a current Unilever employee?

no

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CRC will a phenomenon. People will purchase Unilever goods to be economical. On the other hand, they will think that they will contribute recycling. Thanks to it, three side will win: Our world, Unilever and Unilever customers.

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Ação Social para Igualdade das Diferenças

ASID acts with projects of management consulting and reforms in schools for handicaped people, for that we combine social investment and partnerships with enterprises. The methodology involves: diagnosis, design, corporate volunteering and annual reapplication of diagnosis.

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Luiz Hamilton

Last Name

Ribas

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ASID Brasil

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Ação Social para Igualdade das Diferenças

Project Subtitle

Building a special future for education

Select the stage that best applies to your project

Scaling (the next step will be growing impact on a regional or even global scale)

Year founded

2010

Is your organization a

Non‐profit/NGO/citizen sector organization

Organization Country

Brazil, PR, Curitiba

Country where this project is creating social impact

Brazil, PR, Curitiba

Elevator Pitch: Share a concise summary. Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

ASID acts with projects of management consulting and reforms in schools for handicaped people, for that we combine social investment and partnerships with enterprises. The methodology involves: diagnosis, design, corporate volunteering and annual reapplication of diagnosis.

WHAT IF Inspiration: What's one way your project dares to ask, “WHAT IF?”

WHAT IF ALL THE INSTITUTIONS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES SUCCEEDED END A QUEUE AND INCREASE THE QUALITY OF CARE?

Problem: What problem does your solution address?

Educational institutions for people with disabilities can not meet all the demand, so there is a big waiting list, 70% of the 40,000 households (row) has an average income up to 2 minimum wages. The management is performed by teachers and professionals who are not qualified for administrative functions, and therefore the institutions accumulate debts, demotivation and several other management problems that hinder its growth.

Solution: What is the proposed solution?

The ASID is an organization that works with projects of management consultancy and reforms in educational institutions for people with disabilities. For this we created a methodology that involves performing 3 steps: 1 The diagnostic application to identify the problems of the institution in three macro areas. School management, fundraising and infrastructure; . 2 Based on the diagnosis, we elaborate a project and seek investors, in return develop corporate volunteering programs, combining the needs of the school and of the investor; and 3. return after the project to reapply annually for diagnosis and maintaining the institution in a good way. Since 2010 we have worked with 24 institutions in three Brazilian states.

What awards or honors has the project received?

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how your solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

The story depicts the first project of ASID. The Escola Alternativa principle imagined that we would pay their debts and bring about reform to build a new block, so as to eliminate the waiting list. The first step was to align expectations and explain that we would not do it, but would teach them how to get there. Then there was the application of a diagnostic to assess what the problems were. This alone has generated a productive self-reflection. From there we seek an investor for the project company, which lasted about 18 months, according to the critical situation of the institution. The last step is the continuous process of annual reapplication of diagnosis. The school eliminated R $ 70,000.00 in debt and avoided closure.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date and expected impact in the future?

Between Jan/2010 and Jul/2014 we have impacted the management of 24 institutions in three Brazilian states of Paraná, Santa Catarina and São Paulo.

Together the impacted institutions serve more than 3,500 people and has more than 1,000 professionals.

Through corporate volunteer programs and with the participation of 750 volunteers reforms were carried out in 12 institutions - through the Mão na Massa program, and in some of them was generated increase in the number of vacancies. The volunteers also participated in teaching classes to managers of institutions - Programa Capacita, of which seven editions have been held with the managers of 21 schools.

With the annual reapplication diagnosis can realize improvements in the areas: financial (financial controls), marketing, human resources, social impact, fundraising (increase and diversification) and leadership.

Full Impact Potential: What are the main spread strategies moving forward?

In Brazil it is estimated that there are 4,000 institutions that serve 199,656 students in Special Schools (School Census, 2010). In Curitiba / PR there is a waiting list of 1,800 people.

Currently we are present in three Brazilian states in 2014 and still want to achieve more 2. Within 5 years we will be present in 15 states, and planning for 10 years from now is to be in at least 2 countries.

The objective is that in the long run our diagnostic tool, the IDEE, becomes from the government for review and directing resources to the institutions.

Sustainability Plan: What is this solution's plan to ensure financial sustainability?

The beneficiary schools do not come with resources for project implementation, for that we have social investments and partnerships. Our main investors are large enterprises and institutes, in return we offer the organization and implementation of corporate volunteer programs. Medium and small businesses as well as individuals, can help with financial donations and partnership in return offer returns on social marketing.

Funding: How is your project financial supported?

Individuals, Foundations, Businesses.

Marketplace: Who else is addressing this problem and how does the proposed solution differ from these approaches?

The ASID is present in a competitive market organizations providing consultancy to third sector entities and others that promote volunteerism. However, the methodology we created places us in a blue ocean, it benefits both special schools that could not afford a counsel, while companies and institutes investors, who enjoy the benefits generated by corporate volunteerism. This form of "tying" administrative advice, volunteering and monitoring of institutions is not done by the government and other initiatives.

Founding Story: Share a story about the “Aha!” moment that led you to get started and/or to see the potential for this to succeed.

The ASID was born in a project at the Federal University of Paraná, one of my colleagues has a special sister and was aware of the situation of schools for people with disabilities. After its completion decided to put it into action. From then study a lot more about the subject and structure in legally. The beginning was difficult because the schools did not believe the changes we proposed and had no previous results to present to potential investors, we work voluntarily for 14 months. With improved methodology, conducting corporate volunteer programs and outcomes of projects already changed everything. Today in schools seek and businesses are open doors.

Team: What roles does your team consist of (i.e. full-time vs. part-time staff, volunteers, board members, etc) and how do you plan to expand the team as the project grows?

Alexandre Amorim: graduated from the Federal University of Paraná - Business Administration; Certified International Project Manager Social PMD Pro 1 -. Full Time.

Diego Moreira Tutumi: Graduate in UFPR - Economic Sciences; Economic Evaluation of Social Projects - Itaú Social Foundation - Full Time.

Luiz Hamilton Ribas: Graduate in UFPR - Economic Sciences; FDC - Business for Reducing Inequalities - Full Time

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Audience: Who have you identified as your customer/recipient groups and do these groups value your solution for different reasons? How do you engage different customer/recipient groups to deliver your solution?

Our customers are schools an service centers for people with disabilities. They value our solution because they know that only through a professional management will aim to increase the number of vacancies and increase service quality.

Institutions do not pay for our projects, we reach investors and social partners, in return we offer the organization and implementation of corporate volunteer programs.

Scaling the solution: How would the prize money and publicity help you to achieve your objectives over the next two years?

The award will help us increase the team size and the number of projects carried out simultaneously. It will also be very important to empower us to face the challenges that follows and insert ourselves into networks to gain access to potential investors, partners and donors.

Experience: Please provide examples of any previous entrepreneurial initiatives you have pioneered

ASID alone is a pioneering initiative.

It is also interesting to mention two other cases. The diagnostic to assess the situation of institutions is one of my and my colleagues creation, so that we serve the government and other organizations offer nothing in that direction; the other case it is while still at graduation, when I was director of the first fair internship and trainee for students of my university.

Are you are eligible to attend the Accelerator event in Cambridge and subsequent events in London, UK in January, 2015?

yes

Will you require a visa to enter the UK?

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Are you are a current Unilever employee?

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Kangah Donatien

Last Name

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E-voir

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E-voir

Project Subtitle

Internet Marketing & Media

Select the stage that best applies to your project

Growth (your pilot is up and running, and starting to expand)

Year founded

2011

Is your organization a

For‐profit

Organization Country

Ivory Coast, Abidjan

Country where this project is creating social impact

Ivory Coast, Abidjan

Elevator Pitch: Share a concise summary. Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

L’agence E-voir, spécialisée dans l’Internet Marketing et les solutions médias, s’est donnée, pour vocation de travailler à la réduction de la facture numérique. Notre crédo reste l'appropriation des opportunités qu'offre Internet dans la vulgarisation des initiatives locales.

WHAT IF Inspiration: What's one way your project dares to ask, “WHAT IF?”

tous exploitaient au mieux Internet?

Problem: What problem does your solution address?

Nous voulons contribuer à la réduction de la fracture numérique en Côte d'Ivoire. Selon le journal du Net, le pays comptait en 2011, à peine 443 364 internautes soit 2,20% de sa population. Un taux qui n'a pas dépassé les 4% selon le régulateur. Pour cette frange de connectés, les usages du web se limitent à du divertissement via Facebook, aux activités cybercriminelles ou à la recherche sur Google. Encore faut-il pouvoir savoir chercher…

Solution: What is the proposed solution?

La sensibilisation et la formation sont les axes principaux de notre action. L'organisation chaque année, dans une ville différente du pays, de l'E-school, université d'été dédiés aux usages du web et des médias, reste l'action majeure en termes de sensibilisation. Sur le volet formation, nous avons initié différents projets web & média, à destination des jeunes et autres citoyens. Avenue 225, 1er site d'informations de proximité animé par des rédacteurs, âgés de 18 à 30 ans, recrutés, formés et encadrés à l'écriture web-journalistique. Classe.fm, relatif à la mise en ligne de la 1ère webradio d'informations de proximité en Côte d'Ivoire.

What awards or honors has the project received?

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how your solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

Le projet Avenue 225 (l'expérience a été implémentée dans 8 pays d'Afrique de l'ouest et centrale), 1er site d'informations de proximité en Côte d'Ivoire, a enregistré plus d'1 million de visiteurs depuis sa création en 2009. Plusieurs communautés, objet de nos reportages, ont pu bénéficier de la visibilité qu'offre notre plate-forme. En 2011 par exemple, un village du centre du pays a bénéficié d'une intervention d'ONG Italienne suite à un reportage publié sur notre website et portant sur les besoins sanitaires et la pauvreté de la communauté villageoise. Le site a aussi contribué à la formation et à l'encadrement de plus de 50 rédacteurs (journalistes ou non), aujourd'hui insérés pour la plupart dans le domaine des médias.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date and expected impact in the future?

Le projet Avenue 225 a contribué à la formation et à l'encadrement de plus de 50 rédacteurs (journalistes ou non), aujourd'hui insérés pour la plupart dans le domaine des médias. Le projet a été auréolé de 3 prix (Harubuntu 2010, Meilleur Community Manager de Côte d'Ivoire 2012 & Prix Vaccine Reporting Contest Focus on Barriers and Eradicating Polio en 2013). Il a aussi contribué à notre désignation en tant Fellow Innove4Africa. En 3 ans, l'évènement E-school a visité 3 villes (Abidjan, Yamoussoukro & Bouaké) non moins importantes du pays qui ont été visitées. Plus de 3000 citoyens ont pu participer physiquement aux rencontres organisées chaque fois. L'impact viral occasionné par l'écho web médiatique de l'évènement a dépassé les frontières de la Côte d'Ivoire. Selon les chiffres que nous avons pu récolter, nous nous rapprochons des 500 000 impressions sur les 3 éditions.

Full Impact Potential: What are the main spread strategies moving forward?

L'agence E-voir grandit, ses projets se multiplient et se diversifient. Nous travaillons à la pérennisation de ces projets de sorte à les rendre rentable en vue de l'insertion des jeunes bénévoles qui y travaillent. S'agissant de l'E-chool, nous ambitionnons de l'internationaliser. Des contacts ont déjà été pris au niveau africain et les discussions sont en cours pour des E-school éclatés en Afrique, qui permettront de partager les pratiques et les connaissances autour du web. Nous avons aussi en projet la création d'une école dédiée aux métiers du numérique.

Sustainability Plan: What is this solution's plan to ensure financial sustainability?

Le financement des projets sociaux de l'agence proviennent en partie de ses revenus en B2B. En effet, l'agence E-voir aide toute entreprise quelque soit sa taille à comprendre son marché, marquer son territoire face à la concurrence, convaincre les professionnels des qualités de l'offre, séduire le public par l'attrait de la marque, motiver l'interne sur le projet d'entreprise avec un point d’honneur sur la communication 360°.

Funding: How is your project financial supported?

Customers.

Marketplace: Who else is addressing this problem and how does the proposed solution differ from these approaches?

Nous avons opté pour la proximité car nous croyons à un changement par la base. L'accessibilité aux autorités n'étant pas toujours aisée, nous croyons être plus efficace en allant au contact direct des populations, à travers les projets que nous lançons. En septembre 2011, nous avons par exemple lancé l'E-school. Concrétement, ce sont des conférences, des ateliers pratiques et des espaces d'échanges mis à la disposition des participants. La participation est gratuite. Par ailleurs, nous avons dès l'édition de 2012, opté pour une descentralisation vers les villes de l'intérieur.

Founding Story: Share a story about the “Aha!” moment that led you to get started and/or to see the potential for this to succeed.

L’Agence E-voir a été créée en 2011 par des jeunes africains convaincus que le Web et l’Afrique ne font désormais qu’un, et que toutes les populations doivent pouvoir en bénéficier.

Team: What roles does your team consist of (i.e. full-time vs. part-time staff, volunteers, board members, etc) and how do you plan to expand the team as the project grows?

L’Agence E- voir compte 5 directions. La Direction Générale dirigée par Israël Yoroba, journaliste-blogueur. La Direction des Projets et de la Formation dirigée par Donatien Kangah, éditeur de contenus numériques. La Direction Artistique dirigée par Samuel Guébo, Développeur web et Designer Graphic. La Direction Administrative dirigée par Elodie Yao. La Direction de la Production dirigée par Jacques Kouao, photographe.

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Inclusive Business.

Audience: Who have you identified as your customer/recipient groups and do these groups value your solution for different reasons? How do you engage different customer/recipient groups to deliver your solution?

Companies to whom we propose commercial offers of consultancy, design, media, start-up, e-reputation, monitoring and protection of the client's image. Young people from 20 to 30 years for whom we develop training projects and guidance to use the web and media. Although this is complimentary, recruitment is selective on the basis of motivation and some prerequisites of the candidates. People that we invite annually to E-school Time for days of conferences and open workshops on the topics of web and media.

Scaling the solution: How would the prize money and publicity help you to achieve your objectives over the next two years?

This award will enable us to acquire equipment (computer, camera, microphones etc.), indispensable for the free-training projects of young people. It should also help us to accelerate the opening of a hub that will be dedicated to training and incubating of young self-employed entrepreneurs. The visibility of the award will help us to be known beyond the francophone sphere which remains so far our favorite area.

Experience: Please provide examples of any previous entrepreneurial initiatives you have pioneered

I belong to a young entrepreneur’s team, passionate for the uses of the web and the media professions. My main contributions to the E-voir Team have been my ideas and my versatility (Scientific Baccalaureate; graduate studies in law; 5 years of experience in content management). I am now in charge of the projects' management and the training in the agency. In 2012, I was recognized as the best Community Manager (CM) in Côte d'Ivoire.

Are you are eligible to attend the Accelerator event in Cambridge and subsequent events in London, UK in January, 2015?

yes

Will you require a visa to enter the UK?

yes

Are you are a current Unilever employee?

no

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Faith

Last Name

Shorney

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Faith Shorney

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Devolution

Project Subtitle

Innovate - Inspire - Invest

Select the stage that best applies to your project

Idea (you're poised to launch)

Year founded

2013

Is your organization a

Hybrid

Organization Country

United Kingdom, London

Country where this project is creating social impact

, GLOBAL, Global

Elevator Pitch: Share a concise summary. Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

Devolution is a catalyst for change; a social media and investment platform for changemakers and responsible businesses. A global community based on a partnership of mutual respect and responsible action towards others and towards nature, in order that we, and generations to come, may prevail.

WHAT IF Inspiration: What's one way your project dares to ask, “WHAT IF?”

WHAT IF we gave every person on the planet the opportunity to invest in projects that could change their world?

Problem: What problem does your solution address?

Even within our hyper-connected online world and growing community of changemakers, projects often have difficulty sourcing funding and communicating their ideas with a broader global audience who have a specific interest in their marketplace. There has been a failure to articulate alternative methods of financing and the actions necessary to achieve sustainable development, and to make them rewarding for businesses, investors and the public.

Solution: What is the proposed solution?

To provide a platform which acts as a catalyst for change, bringing together the elements of communication and education with social and corporate investment. A platform which creates rewarding systems that empower, educate and inspire the average person to invest time, energy and finances into projects they believe in, whilst simultaneously offering a platform for changemakers to share their projects with potential investors and gain public support.
For the individual or business looking for investment opportunities, we are providing a space where all projects are clearly identifiable and accessible, where investing is made easy and understandable.

What awards or honors has the project received?

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how your solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

Any of the projects entering this competition could upload their project onto our platform. They would then be able to communicate their ideas to a community of like minded people, perhaps source volunteers and potential business ideas or form new partnerships. They would also be able to source useful information about which method of funding would best suit their project (crowd funding / angel investor / corporate investment) and any other information they require about doing business in their sector or country. They could then launch a crowdfunding campaign or open their project up to interested investors, successfully raising the capital they need, gaining support and inspiring the millions of people who are following their story.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date and expected impact in the future?

At present the impact has been minimal as it we are still in the developmental stages of building the site.

Within the first 18 months of operation Devolution aims to have at least one million unique users worldwide, with the highest concentration being in Europe, Asia and Africa as these are our key early stage development areas. In this time we estimate to have successfully funded over 1,200 unique projects in sustainable development, further ensuring their success with mentorship opportunities and on-the-ground support for each and every projects. We also aim to have over 100 corporate investors signed up to the platform in this time, enabling the growth of their sustainable investment portfolios, improving their CSR reputation and further ensuring the number of successfully funded projects on the platform.

Full Impact Potential: What are the main spread strategies moving forward?

Devolution aims to harnesses the power of crowd funding (a 6 billion dollar industry in 2013) and new voluntary standards therein, as well as capitalising on the growing market of formal investments in sustainability. These markets, combined with the growth potential of social media in communicating to a global audience, will allow us to reach at least 10 million unique users and 20,000 successfully funded projects within the first 5 years, with a projected growth of up to 68% per year thereafter.

Sustainability Plan: What is this solution's plan to ensure financial sustainability?

The financial sustainability of the project hinges on the projected success rate of funded project and future investments. Once launched, for each successfully funded project on the site, Devolution will receive 4% of the final funding amount; we will also acquire 5% stakeholding in all for-profit businesses launched through the platform. Alongside this, profits will be gained from marketing fees and membership payments from corporate clients.

Funding: How is your project financial supported?

Individuals, Businesses, Customers, Other.

Marketplace: Who else is addressing this problem and how does the proposed solution differ from these approaches?

There are plenty of crowd funding platforms out there, however none of these have the combination of both crowd funding, individual investment and corporate investment opportunities on one single platform. The openness of Devolution also allows us to work with other investment platforms, supporting and promoting each others unique offerings. The social media element adds the advantage of a shared global network of changemakers, investors and the inclusion and education of every other person interested in sustainable development who has access to the internet.

Founding Story: Share a story about the “Aha!” moment that led you to get started and/or to see the potential for this to succeed.

Since working on the launch of Carbon Trade Exchange in 2009 and experiencing the knowledge shared at the UN Climate change summit in Copenhagen, the inspiration for the platform was seeded in my mind. From there the process of learning began, with a focus on developing my knowledge and understanding of sustainable development and associated investment opportunities globally. In 2013 we officially launched the company, and since then it has been a productive year of building a team who are as dedicated to this vision as I am, and who each bring their own unique background and knowledge to the project. We are now in the development phase, watching the platform slowly come to life under the watchful eye of our tech genius.

Team: What roles does your team consist of (i.e. full-time vs. part-time staff, volunteers, board members, etc) and how do you plan to expand the team as the project grows?

Faith Shorney: Founder, visionary and architect.
Andrew Nicholson: Tech Genius, development leader.
Benjamin Khadjeh Nouri: Marketing, PR and design guru and co-conspirator.
Oliver Luscombe: part-time HR mastermind.
Roz Savage MBE: Ocean rowing super-heroine and part-time sustainability advisor.
Kate Wolfenden: Innovation specialist and sustainability advisor.
Development team based in Russia and India.

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Sustainable Sourcing, Inclusive Business.

Audience: Who have you identified as your customer/recipient groups and do these groups value your solution for different reasons? How do you engage different customer/recipient groups to deliver your solution?

Consumer Group 1: Changemakers - Ubun2u delivers a social media platform where changemakers around the world can connect and share ideas and source funding.
Consumer Group 2: Individual Investors / Angels - are able to invest in sustainable projects from a multitude of areas
Consumer Group 3: Corporate / Business sector - locate suitable sustainable investment opportunities globally
Consumer group 4: General Public - can connect to, invest in and be inspired by changemakers around the world.

Scaling the solution: How would the prize money and publicity help you to achieve your objectives over the next two years?

Prize money would enable us to deliver a working model of the platform in a shorter space of time (currently bootstrapping the initial build).
The publicity would allow us to communicate our idea to fellow chaangemakers, investors and the public, as well as source additional investment more easily.

Experience: Please provide examples of any previous entrepreneurial initiatives you have pioneered

My previous entrepreneurial experience includes launching and running Eight Life Health (closed in 2014) - a nutrition and coaching business.

Experience prior to which includes "intrepreneurial" work project managing the build and launch of Carbon Trade Exchange (http://carbontradexchange.com/) alongside Wayne Sharpe (founder and CEO). The company was built in 2008/9 and launched officially at the 2009 UN Climate Change summit in Copenhagen

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yes

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no

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Devolution

Devolution is a catalyst for change; a social media and investment platform for changemakers and responsible businesses. A global community based on a partnership of mutual respect and responsible action towards others and towards nature, in order that we, and generations to come, may prevail.

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Online UWC

Online UWC is the future of online education: a virtual immersion program for high school students looking at global sustainability issues and how we can solve them. With support from volunteer expert mentors and free social platforms we run a course on sustainable development for young people.

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Education for Sustainable Empowerment

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Growth (your pilot is up and running, and starting to expand)

Year founded

2014

Is your organization a

Hybrid

Organization Country

United Kingdom, London

Country where this project is creating social impact

, ANYWHERE IN THE

Elevator Pitch: Share a concise summary. Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

Online UWC is the future of online education: a virtual immersion program for high school students looking at global sustainability issues and how we can solve them. With support from volunteer expert mentors and free social platforms we run a course on sustainable development for young people.

WHAT IF Inspiration: What's one way your project dares to ask, “WHAT IF?”

What if high school students could take an online course that teaches them how to change the world?

Problem: What problem does your solution address?

In most education systems high school students only look academically, if at all, at climate change, population growth, education and development. Young people across the globe are itching to make a difference. Yet if they are not taught in-depth about the issues, and empowered to come up with solutions, how can we expect tomorrow’s leaders to deal with these problems?

Solution: What is the proposed solution?

Online UWC is an immersive online course where young people follow a curriculum on sustainable development. Any high school-age student with access to the internet can take our courses, which are done in the afternoons after their regular school hours. Our students receive video lectures from experts as well as get to know and work with others from around the world. They learn theory behind major sustainability issues facing the world and how to take action and contribute to solving them, working with their fellow students to initiate projects to implement in their own communities. Our dedicated team of mentors ensures the students get a personalized learning experience vastly different to a normal MOOC (Massive Open Online Course).

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Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how your solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

Lara was one of the participants in our first course. She is German but through doing Online UWC got to know young people from Austria, Syria, Poland and Italy. They worked together on projects and shared their ideas. Lara was inspired by our video lecturers and helped us to build the course by inviting a video lecturer from ‘Plant for the Planet’. She plans to volunteer with Plant for the Planet and implement a project of her own. Taking part in Online UWC expanded her horizons and helped her see that being a high school student does not mean you cannot make a difference in the world. It also gave her an international network of contacts to help her make this difference.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date and expected impact in the future?

In June/July 2014 we carried out our first Online UWC course. 13 students registered from 9 countries. We did not spend money on marketing, only sharing posts on Facebook using the United World Colleges (UWC) network. Being the first edition of the course we did not make payment mandatory. 4 of the 7 course graduates paid showing that people will pay for a high quality online educational experience. Our completion rate of 54% is higher than the completion rate for most MOOCs of 5%.
As the course grows so will the potential for Online UWC to be not just a learning platform but a springboard for changemakers. We hope they will enter competitions such as Ashoka Changemakers in the future.

Full Impact Potential: What are the main spread strategies moving forward?

We want Online UWC courses to be taken by young people in every country in the world. By the end of our first year we hope to have had 1,000 students take courses. Within 5 years 10,000 students a year will take courses. A limit to our impact is students’ access to a computer and good internet connections. As we grow we will partner with companies who will sponsor technology hubs in schools. Our mentor community will also need to grow to support students. Our growth will also attract mentors who want to volunteer 1 or 2 hours of their time with the convenience of being in their own home.

Sustainability Plan: What is this solution's plan to ensure financial sustainability?

We will fund some initial costs e.g. registering as a company but we intend only to spend money we have generated from courses. We charge a small fee ($20-$50) for each participant. Companies will sponsor those who cannot afford the fee. As we generate more money we intend to hire a web developer and an app developer. An app would ‘gamify’ our course. This would help us track real sustainability impact of course on the lives of our participants.

Funding: How is your project financial supported?

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Marketplace: Who else is addressing this problem and how does the proposed solution differ from these approaches?

There are few online courses targeted at high school students. Most are traditional pre-college courses like the AP test. Two exceptions are the University of Miami’s Global Academy which encourages volunteering and Brown University’s pre-college subjects not usually offered by high schools. Both of these programs are around $800 upwards per course.
Online UWC is the world’s first affordable online course which uses social media to offer an alternative to normal teaching methods as well as allow students to get to know other young people around the world and practice their English.

Founding Story: Share a story about the “Aha!” moment that led you to get started and/or to see the potential for this to succeed.

We, the founders of Online UWC, are all graduates of the United World Colleges (UWC) movement. One of our founders was inspired by Prof. Sugata Mitra’s ‘School in the Cloud’ TED talk and a Wired article “Educating Geniuses”. We thought ‘what if we could give a UWC education to everyone?’ Not all high school students can physically go to other parts of the world, but the internet means they can do so virtually. Sustainable development was an obvious choice of subject matter - what better, more relevant topic to bring together a passionate and idealistic community of young people?

Team: What roles does your team consist of (i.e. full-time vs. part-time staff, volunteers, board members, etc) and how do you plan to expand the team as the project grows?

3 co-founders are the driving force behind Online UWC. All volunteer in spare time. Hanna Sankowska, 29, business analyst, responsible for setting strategic direction and recruitment. Sahra-Josehine Hjorth, 27, is a PhD student, in charge of curriculum development, marketing and website design. Robin Tyne, 20, is the head of operations. As the project grows we would like a web/app designer to come on board to help take our tech to the next level.

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Health and Hygiene, Improving Nutrition, Water Use, Greenhouse Gases, Waste and Packaging, Sustainable Sourcing, Fairness in the Workplace, Opportunities for Women, Inclusive Business, Smallholder Farmers.

Audience: Who have you identified as your customer/recipient groups and do these groups value your solution for different reasons? How do you engage different customer/recipient groups to deliver your solution?

Our target group is high school age (14-18) students anywhere in the world. We will reach them through social media campaigns and innovative partnerships with companies.

Scaling the solution: How would the prize money and publicity help you to achieve your objectives over the next two years?

To hire an app developer to gamify our course and take it to the next level in terms of immersive experience allowing students to compete with each other in the real world actions of sustainability. Also a web designer to improve our website.

Experience: Please provide examples of any previous entrepreneurial initiatives you have pioneered

Please see our CVs.

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Move For Hunger

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Neptune
United States
40° 12' 34.2036" N, 74° 2' 47.1408" W

Move For Hunger was established to support community food banks based on a creative solution to a specific problem and system of food waste.  When people move they tend to throw away a lot of "stuff". Unfortunately, many of these same items include food that could be delivered to a family in need rather than thrown away. Move For Hunger picks up unopened, non-perishable food items during the moving process and delivers it to local food banks. To date the program has delivered over 3.5 million pounds of food, that's enough for over 3 million meals to those in need.

Fundación Escuela Taller de Bogotá: MiPYME Social

Mediante una plataforma virtual, hacemos match entre ONG con proyectos de impacto social sin financiar y MiPYME inversionistas que quieren incursionar en la RSE.

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MiPYME Social

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Idea (you're poised to launch)

Year founded

2013

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Non‐profit/NGO/citizen sector organization

Organization Country

Colombia, Bogotá D.C

Country where this project is creating social impact

Colombia, Bogotá

Elevator Pitch: Share a concise summary. Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

Mediante una plataforma virtual, hacemos match entre ONG con proyectos de impacto social sin financiar y MiPYME inversionistas que quieren incursionar en la RSE.

WHAT IF Inspiration: What's one way your project dares to ask, “WHAT IF?”

¿Qué ocurriría si las MiPYME colombianas que poco o nada invierten en responsabilidad social la financiaran? ¿Qué ocurriría si las se multiplicara la inversión social en Colombia con actores nunca contemplados? ¿Qué tal si un proyecto social puede generarle alguna ganancia a las MiPYME?

Problem: What problem does your solution address?

Actualmente la inversión social en Colombia se hace a través de grandes empresas, crowdfunding y organismos multilaterales. Estas ayudas no bastan ante un latente acuerdo de paz que dejará 8.000 desmovilizados y sabiendo que Colombia por ser país de renta media tiene menos recursos externos para proyectos sociales. Sin embargo, el 95% de las empresas colombianas son MiPYME, lo que representa un mercado gigante de posibles inversionistas inactivos

Solution: What is the proposed solution?

Crearemos la plataforma virtual MiPYME Social, en la que se dará el match entre ONG que pueden pautar gratuitamente sus proyectos de impacto social aun sin financiar, y MiPYME interesadas en invertir en responsabilidad social sostenible, no asistencialista y generadora de valor, que les dé un beneficio económico o reputacional. MiPYME Social contribuirá a que las ONG tengan recursos para cumplir sus objetos sociales, mientras las MiPYME se benefician de un certificado de exención tributaria y también de proyectos sociales que benefician su cadena de valor. Las MiPYME podrán tener información permanente sobre el uso de sus aportes y los resultados del proyecto.

What awards or honors has the project received?

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how your solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

A diario se contactarían ONG y fundaciones que trabajan diversos temas de impacto social como seguridad alimentaria, educación técnica para el trabajo, emprendimiento social y cultural, proyectos lúdicos, entre otros. Esto se hace con el ánimo de recopilar proyectos y ajustarlos a las necesidades de las MiPYME. Posteriormente, se establecen nexos con las MiPYME que podrían estar interesadas en financiar estos proyectos para así hacer el match en la inversión de proyectos sociales. Cuando el proyecto ha dado inicio, el equipo de MiÝME Social contribuye a que se le expida el certificado de donación a la MiPYME que financió el proyecto y le hace seguimiento del cumplimiento del proyecto por parte de la entidad financiada.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date and expected impact in the future?

El impacto del proyecto hasta ahora no tiene indicador debido a que es una idea en desarrollo. Por ahora el impacto logrado corresponde a la socialización y concientización del potencial de esta idea con diferentes ONG cercanas al equipo emprendedor. Asimismo se han hecho estudios de mercado cualitativos para definir la mejor forma de aproximarse a los clientes. Por último, se está haciendo un proyecto piloto con la Fundación Escuela Taller de Bogotá que permita poner a prueba esta idea de negocio. En dicho piloto se están afinando las estrategias de ventas con las MiPYME y la medición de indicadores de impacto en el desarrollo de los proyectos. También, se está haciendo feedback general de todo el modelo de negocio.

Full Impact Potential: What are the main spread strategies moving forward?

Para garantizar la sostenibilidad del proyecto se protegerán los derechos de autor de la herramienta y se usarán estrategias de mercadeo social con apoyo en hubs de impacto social, con la Agencia Presidencial para la Cooperación Internacional y con líderes en otros mercados como GlobalGiving. En 2019 seremos una empresa reconocida entre las ONG por pautar gratuitamente sus proyectos para ser vendidos a MiPYME. Para este mismo año esperamos estar generando valor agregado para 60 proyectos de impacto social. También estaremos presentes en países con necesidades sociales como Perú, Guatemala, etc

Sustainability Plan: What is this solution's plan to ensure financial sustainability?

MiPYME Social por su labor cobrará una tasa de intermediación del 5 - 15% (dependiendo del proyecto) que será incluida dentro del valor del proyecto vendido. Esperamos manejar un costo total de ventas del 60%. Para financiar el proyecto esperamos reunir ahorros del equipo, ser uno de los ganadores del concurso SUE del distrito y obtener financiación de nuestra Fundación. El presupuesto necesario es de $ 102.940.000 para capital de trabajo.

Funding: How is your project financial supported?

Friends and family, Foundations, NGOs.

Marketplace: Who else is addressing this problem and how does the proposed solution differ from these approaches?

Los principales competidores son los fondos virtuales de crowdfunding, los inversionistas ángeles, los hubs de impacto social y la ANDI. Los resultados se muestran a continuación:

Fondos virtuales de crowdfunding: Ideame, Fondo Acción, Donacion.org, La Chévere.
Redes de ángeles inversionistas: Bavaria, Capitalia Colombia.
Hubs de impacto social: Reúnen oferta y demanda de proyectos sociales haciendo eventos.
“Caja de Herramientas RSE” de la ANDI: Iniciativa que promueve el desarrollo de la inversión social no filantrópica de empresas para fortalecer su reputación empresarial.

Founding Story: Share a story about the “Aha!” moment that led you to get started and/or to see the potential for this to succeed.

La idea surgió en el año 2013 al interior de nuestra organización debido a que detectamos la oportunidad de mercado y a que estamos haciendo una apuesta por ser auto-sostenibles mediante el desarrollo de proyectos empresariales que no solo son sostenibles sino que generan valor agregado y aportan a los objetivos de nuestro objeto social, el cual es contribuir a la reinserción socioeconómica de actores marginados del sistema actual.

Team: What roles does your team consist of (i.e. full-time vs. part-time staff, volunteers, board members, etc) and how do you plan to expand the team as the project grows?

Juan David Gómez: Socio gestor, líder y vendedor de la iniciativa en tiempo completo. Administrador de empresas creativo y asertivo.
Jack Díaz: Socio gestor y líder que aporta en la planeación de proyectos en tiempo completo. Administrador de empresas metódico y responsable.
Alberto Escovar: Arquitecto y socio de junta directiva de tiempo parcial que es visionario.
Requeriremos asistente contable, gestor web y practicantes de apoyo.

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Inclusive Business.

Audience: Who have you identified as your customer/recipient groups and do these groups value your solution for different reasons? How do you engage different customer/recipient groups to deliver your solution?

Our customers are little and medium sized colombian formalized enterprises interested of investing in CSR through unfunded projects proposed by low-promoted NGO that create social impact. Once we create the match between both actors, the little enterprises obtain projects that give added value to their value chain while NGO create social impact

Scaling the solution: How would the prize money and publicity help you to achieve your objectives over the next two years?

The prize will help us to develop our platform and to develop pilot projects that add value to little enterprises' value chain. The prize also helps us to join a multi-disciplinary team to materialize our idea.

Experience: Please provide examples of any previous entrepreneurial initiatives you have pioneered

Design and development of three social impact entrepreneurships: a bakery, one restaurant and a handmade paper workshop, all of them operating with an innovative added value.

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Transfernation

Transfernation aims to tackle food-waste and food insecurity by eliminating waste cultures on all levels: institutional to individual. At its heart Transfernation is an ever-shifting, adapting, cultural movement that aims to change the way we look at our extra food.

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Transfernation

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Redistribute. Repurpose. Restore.

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Start-Up (a pilot that has just begun operating)

Year founded

2013

Is your organization a

Not registered

Organization Country

United States, NY, New York

Country where this project is creating social impact

United States, NY, New York

Elevator Pitch: Share a concise summary. Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

Transfernation aims to tackle food-waste and food insecurity by eliminating waste cultures on all levels: institutional to individual. At its heart Transfernation is an ever-shifting, adapting, cultural movement that aims to change the way we look at our extra food.

WHAT IF Inspiration: What's one way your project dares to ask, “WHAT IF?”

we told you the solution to hunger was in the palm of your hand?

Problem: What problem does your solution address?

Food insecurity is an international problem faced by all countries rich and poor alike. The extent of the problem may vary but it is an issue that must be tackled everywhere. We currently produce more than enough food to feed approximately 1.4 times our population yet somehow there are millions hungry around the world. This may seem ridiculous but is quite true and largely a byproduct our enormous amounts of waste.

Solution: What is the proposed solution?

Most people immediately jump to more production the moment hunger or malnutrition is mentioned. However, we believe that the solution is not more production but rather better utilizing what we already have. Redistribution. Transfernation is at its heart a cultural revolution aiming to change the way people look at their extra food. By re-purposing and re-distributing rather than throwing we can make great strides in alleviating food insecurity. Every country has its own forms of waste which means we need to constantly shift our model. In New York City we are developing a platform to act as a connector between social institutions and corporations so that all the extra food from corporate events can go to homeless shelters and soup kitchens.

What awards or honors has the project received?

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how your solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date and expected impact in the future?

Full Impact Potential: What are the main spread strategies moving forward?

Sustainability Plan: What is this solution's plan to ensure financial sustainability?

Funding: How is your project financial supported?

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Marketplace: Who else is addressing this problem and how does the proposed solution differ from these approaches?

Founding Story: Share a story about the “Aha!” moment that led you to get started and/or to see the potential for this to succeed.

Team: What roles does your team consist of (i.e. full-time vs. part-time staff, volunteers, board members, etc) and how do you plan to expand the team as the project grows?

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Audience: Who have you identified as your customer/recipient groups and do these groups value your solution for different reasons? How do you engage different customer/recipient groups to deliver your solution?

Our project delivers value to corporations, social institution, households, and society as a whole. We provide corporations with the opportunity to improve their reputation and brand while potentially cutting down costs. They are able to provide a societal value with minimal if any costs to themselves. We aid social institution by providing them with consistent access to higher quality food enabling them to better carry out their mission. Our cultural revolution will benefit individuals and all of society

Scaling the solution: How would the prize money and publicity help you to achieve your objectives over the next two years?

We are already in the process of expanding our operations, taking our redistribution-solution and spreading it across the globe. We recently launched a version of Transfernation in Karachi, Pakistan. Here, we re-adapted our model so that instead of redistributing the extra food from corporate events, we take the extra food from restaurants and send it to where it's wanted and needed. The prize money and publicity could help us re-adapt our model to other countries, and get them involved in the redistributive, cultural movement that Transfernation is.

Experience: Please provide examples of any previous entrepreneurial initiatives you have pioneered

Co-Founder of the Net Impact Collaborative Experience - A weekly meeting in which we feature a different student endeavor. The student then presents their organization in particular problems they face after which the group collectively provides feedback, suggestions, and any useful connections essentially consulting for the student organization. The mission is twofold: to benefit student entrepreneurs and empower those attending to create impact.

Are you are eligible to attend the Accelerator event in Cambridge and subsequent events in London, UK in January, 2015?

yes

Will you require a visa to enter the UK?

no

Are you are a current Unilever employee?

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Launching Motor Sport Yamaha Terbaru

Yamaha R15 dan Yamaha R25. Mengusung tema ‘Revs Your Heart’ atau ‘Geber Hatimu’ yang diusung Yamaha selama Jakarta Fair 2014 berlangsung, terbukti mampu dimaknai secara mendalam oleh pengunjung atau konsumen Yamaha. Pada gilirannya menggerakkan orang untuk mengetahui lebih dalam keunggulannya

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Irene

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Hofmeijer

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Year founded

2011

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For‐profit

Organization Country

Peru, Lima

Country where this project is creating social impact

Peru, Lima

Elevator Pitch: Share a concise summary. Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

Every single plastic product you have ever used is still present in the environment in some form or other; mostly accumulating as microplastics in our oceans. L.O.O.P. works towards solving plastic pollution in Peru by up-cycling used plastics into products and organizing awareness campaigns.

WHAT IF Inspiration: What's one way your project dares to ask, “WHAT IF?”

We added value to used plastics and eradicated plastic pollution by learning to live modern life without plastics.

Problem: What problem does your solution address?

Plastics remain in the environment forever. 280M tonnes of plastics are produced annually – a 65% increase in two decades. 3094M single-use plastic bags are used annually in Lima alone. The consequence: plastic oceans; 90% of marine debris are plastics. Considering the risks plastics pose to the marine environment and the potential human health risks, UNEP has declared plastic pollution as one of the emerging global environmental threats.

Solution: What is the proposed solution?

L.O.O.P. seeks to encourage responsible plastic consumption in parallel to providing solutions for existing plastic pollution in Peru. Whilst there exists a few local NGOs dedicated to marine conservation and recycling, non focus on marine debris. L.O.O.P. is a pioneer, having generated a local movement against single-use plastic products. L.O.O.P. aims to transform consumer habits through a triple-pronged approach: first it informs, second it actively involves the public, and third it provides tangible examples and solutions. The first step is done via social media and media articles, the second through corporate services and large-scale awareness campaigns, the third through products locally made from up-cycled plastics.

What awards or honors has the project received?

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how your solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

A L.O.O.P. bag begins with the person who recycled 35 bottles. These bottles will pass through 2-4 different processing centers before reaching the rPET fibre manufacturing plant who will transform them into textile. In this first step, 2-4 businesses, from micro-enterprises of recyclers to a large textile plant, are benefited by income generation. The textile will then go to a labor-standard certified sewing workshop, providing employment for 20 young women. At the L.O.O.P. office, the team thinks of the message that will go with the bag (this bag will be on the 5/7 sea turtle species present in Peru). But above all, the underlying environmental impact of the bag are the 35 bottles diverted from the landfill and a consumer made to think.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date and expected impact in the future?

L.O.O.P. measures its impact quantitatively through three figures: bottles up-cycled, marine debris removed from coastline, and people involved. To date, L.O.O.P. products have diverted over 780,000 single-use PET bottles away from Peruvian landfills; beach clean-ups have removed over 57TONS of marine debris from the Peruvian coastline.; and L.O.O.P. awareness campaigns (annual art-show, national beach clean-up, and workshops) have directly involved over 13,000 people. Beyond these figures, the movement we've generated speaks for itself. On a weekly basis we receive expressions of interest from people who wish to be L.O.O.P. volunteers. What motivates us the most, are the personal messages along the lines of "Since I me you my way of looking at plastics has changed completely." If it weren't for the constant positive feedback from our community, L.O.O.P. would no have lasted till now.

Full Impact Potential: What are the main spread strategies moving forward?

Our up-cycling impact has the potential to be much larger simply by increasing product sales. But beyond our current direct impacts, LO.O.P. sees itself as a movement with the capacity to influence not only consumers, but also institutions. In the short-term, due to the limited existing plastic-pollution data at the regional level, a data-collection strategy for academic research purposes is to be developed. In the medium-term, with academic results in hand, we can aim towards lobbying for plastic reduction policies, such as a national or municipal plastic bag ban.

Sustainability Plan: What is this solution's plan to ensure financial sustainability?

L.O.O.P. is structured as a for-profit business. Therefore, in order to reach its social mission, it must first reach its sales targets. Currently, 46% of sales come from corporate services and 47% from corporate gifts. This high dependency on institutional clients is a potential threat to financial sustainability. Only 7% of sales come from direct retail. The aim is to expand retail sales by developing a clothing line.

Funding: How is your project financial supported?

Businesses, Customers.

Marketplace: Who else is addressing this problem and how does the proposed solution differ from these approaches?

L.O.O.P.'s innovation lies in the market-based solution for a problem usually tackled by NGOs. In addition, Peruvian marine conservation organization do not tackle marine debris directly, they focus on species conservation. Recycling initiative work mostly on the infrastructure / logistics of recycling. L.O.O.P. addresses solely plastic pollution from a consumer life-style perspective. Whilst direct competitors on the product front do exist, non combine their products with awareness campaigns. L.O.O.P. differentiates itself in the market because it is a movement, not just a product brand.

Founding Story: Share a story about the “Aha!” moment that led you to get started and/or to see the potential for this to succeed.

L.O.O.P. was a product of cross-pollination of the life habits Irene adopted in Canada with what she experienced back in her home country of Peru. In the isolated communities of the Peruvian Amazon she visited, there was not a river or settlement that was not spotted with plastic waste. At the time, she was reading "Cradle-to-Cradle". This lead her to think that a key solution to solving plastic pollution was to generate a market for plastic waste. Back in the capital of Lima, she saw that the common Canadian habit of using re-usable bags for groceries was not yet present. This was the missing piece of the puzzle: reusable bags made from locally recycled plastic bottles to raise awareness about plastic pollution.

Team: What roles does your team consist of (i.e. full-time vs. part-time staff, volunteers, board members, etc) and how do you plan to expand the team as the project grows?

Founder&Board President: I. Hofmeijer-Bsc.Environment; Co-founder&CEO: N. Balducci -Bsc.Biology (full-time); Operations Manager: A. Elias -BA Communications (full-time); Assistant: B. Bastante -BCom. (student, part time); Graphic Designer: JC. Alvarez (part-time). Board: F. Arias (entrepreneur and micro-finance expert); C. Kouri (recycling industry expert). By March 2015 the aim is to hire a Finance&Admin. Manager and a Sales&Marketing Manager.

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Waste and Packaging, Opportunities for Women.

Audience: Who have you identified as your customer/recipient groups and do these groups value your solution for different reasons? How do you engage different customer/recipient groups to deliver your solution?

L.O.O.P.'s main customer are institutions, mainly those with CSR campaigns looking their environmental commitment through their acquisition processes and CSR campaigns. L.O.O.P.'s beneficiaries is the public at large who is involved in its awareness campaigns. Awareness campaigns are mainly targeted to youth, actively involved in outdoor activities and cultural programs.

Scaling the solution: How would the prize money and publicity help you to achieve your objectives over the next two years?

The money would allow us to expand our team and the public recognition (that comes from the publicity) would reinforce our credibility. Currently our full-time team is limited to a CEO and chief of operations. along with the part-time work from our assistant and graphic designer we manage to design and produce our products, carry out corporate services, organize and execute our awareness campaigns, and do continuous outreach via social media. This leaves little time for developing a sales and marketing strategies and entering new markets. The money would fill this gap, allowing a full-time sales and marketing chief to be hired whose first task would be to develop a direct retail sales strategy and expand product placement.

Experience: Please provide examples of any previous entrepreneurial initiatives you have pioneered

L.O.O.P. is my first business venture. Nevertheless, throughout my education I both founded and led diverse student groups. I also designed and carried out my own independent thesis research project for my Bachelors of Science.

Are you are eligible to attend the Accelerator event in Cambridge and subsequent events in London, UK in January, 2015?

yes

Will you require a visa to enter the UK?

no

Are you are a current Unilever employee?

no

FOOD ON WHEELS

Food on Wheels produces feeds for animal and fertilizers for plants from digestion of domestic and agricultural waste. The recycle of these waste provides a source of raw materials for sustainable food supply and helps reduce enviromental hazards and pathogens that spread from accumlation of wastes.

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Waste conversion to animal feeds and fertilizers

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Growth (your pilot is up and running, and starting to expand)

Year founded

2012

Is your organization a

For‐profit

Organization Country

Nigeria, LA, LAGOS

Country where this project is creating social impact

Nigeria, OG, OGUN

Elevator Pitch: Share a concise summary. Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

Food on Wheels produces feeds for animal and fertilizers for plants from digestion of domestic and agricultural waste. The recycle of these waste provides a source of raw materials for sustainable food supply and helps reduce enviromental hazards and pathogens that spread from accumlation of wastes.

WHAT IF Inspiration: What's one way your project dares to ask, “WHAT IF?”

What if your urine could grow plants used in manufacturing vaccines that save thousands of life somewhere in Africa?

Problem: What problem does your solution address?

Annually, Nigeria produces approximately 435 million tonnes of agricultural and domestic waste such as sewage sludge, animal dung, crop residues, sawdust and food market wastes which spread diseases if not properly disposed.

Due to the lack of local production fertilizers in Nigeria, consequences of relying on imports include; insufficient supply due to high capital requirements and high retail prices, which renders the products unfordable.

Solution: What is the proposed solution?

Opportunities like high demand, conducive temperature and availability of raw materials provides threefold solution:

We partner with waste collection authority (our primary source of raw materials) to recycle these waste and reduce gas flaring and co2 emissions.

We process this waste into high nutrient fertilizers and animal feed using a natural decomposition process that doesn’t require expensive machines, as the African climatic condition favors this method. This adds to food recovery and promotes sustainable farming, increase in employment in the production and processing level, and decrease in the spread of pathogens.

We also create a possibility of setting up a mini and cost efficient waste processing plant on farms.

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Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how your solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

Mr. and Mrs. Oladimeji, cassava farmers in Ogun state, practiced direct application of feaces and sewage sludge to their farm, spreading harmful bacteria until they lost one their daughters, who was constantly exposed to the waste, to diarhea. They have stoped this unhealthy practice and are advocates against using untreated waste.
They currently benefit from using treated manure on their farm which is easier to apply.

Mrs. Adedutu operates a garden where she grows vegetables for cooking local soups and spices, she used to complain that the chemical fertilizers affect the taste of her produce, when we introduced our compost fertilizer to her, the vegetables tasted naturally and her client base was restored

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date and expected impact in the future?

In a span of 18 months over 49 farmers have benefited from our products and they have also agreed to offer their digestible waste to use for future discounted product.
Families of over 210 members have been saved from direct contact with wastes filled with pathogens.
In the past 24 months over 1500 people have been prevented from being exposed to these environmentally unfriendly wastes.
For every 1 smallholder farmer informed at least 4 others are indirectly imparted and at this stage we aim to build new 5 loyal customers every 60 days.

There has been a slight increase in rural employment and decrease in migration to urban centers.

There is potential for economic growth resulting from increased consumption of local produce.

Full Impact Potential: What are the main spread strategies moving forward?

Withdrawal of Federal Government from production and importation of fertilizers has given private enterprises like this a vision to create at least 99 mini duplicable fertilizer and feed processing plants across farmlands in rural areas, such as Itori, Ogun state with population of over 3 million in the next 10 years.
The existence of democratic governance and freer market economy, The coming together of the fertilizer suppliers under one body to address the fertilizer supply and distribution issues, further provides more avenues empower small holder farmers and improve food supply chain.

Sustainability Plan: What is this solution's plan to ensure financial sustainability?

We search for new clients and sell products by convincing our old clients to repeat purchase. Sales agents and distributors will be given incentives when they convince clients to purchase our products instead of that of the competition which they may also stock. Stackholders will be educated on the benefits of using our products, be persuaded to into program where they get incentives for getting other buyers to subscribe for our products.

Funding: How is your project financial supported?

Friends and family, Individuals, Businesses.

Marketplace: Who else is addressing this problem and how does the proposed solution differ from these approaches?

Tocnoc Limited are into Agricultural Chemical Electrical Equipment Dealers, fertilizer production. They produce the highest quality Nitrates but do not have personal relationship with clients but work with sales agents.

World Wide Industrial Ventures Limited are into Agricultural Product Exporters, Agriculture and Farms, fertilizer production. This company has her products in major markets in Nigeria and have the ability to produce numerous quantities because of their industrial capacity and do not offer doorstep delivery.
None of these company recycle waste, they import and mine products

Founding Story: Share a story about the “Aha!” moment that led you to get started and/or to see the potential for this to succeed.

We started by delivering food and beverages to farmers and construction workers on site and they kept asking us if we could source for feeds for their animals since they could easily package food in lunch box and bring to work. There was important value we were adding. From sourcing animal feeds, we engaged in vigorous research in various universities and technical colleges on how to feasibly produce fertilizers and animal feed from wastes. We started by supplying blood meal to farmers that were rearing pigs and we collected these animal dungs and recycled them into compost for use as fertilizers. As time went on we realized the importance of developing relationship with these stakeholders, only then were we able to improve our products.

Team: What roles does your team consist of (i.e. full-time vs. part-time staff, volunteers, board members, etc) and how do you plan to expand the team as the project grows?

I have organized a team of chemical and agricultural engineers to furnish me with details my professionalism lacks. They do not take active part in production to cut cost and improve scalability.
I consult accountants, brand and marketing professionals occasionally. I have also realized there is need to add information technology to improve service delivery.

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Health and Hygiene, Improving Nutrition, Water Use, Greenhouse Gases, Waste and Packaging, Sustainable Sourcing, Smallholder Farmers.

Audience: Who have you identified as your customer/recipient groups and do these groups value your solution for different reasons? How do you engage different customer/recipient groups to deliver your solution?

Our major customers are cash and food crop farmers, animal farmers, landscapers and gardeners.

Our products was designed based on the missing link in the market as clients demanded for better quality and accessibility to products.

We constantly educate them on best practices and offer free access to seminars highlighting benefits of these organic products and giving them an opportunity join the network of a socially responsible brand that reduces hazardous environmental waste.

Scaling the solution: How would the prize money and publicity help you to achieve your objectives over the next two years?

It will help strengthen partnership with suppliers and distributors; such as agreement with Union of Sewage Sludge Haulers to secure constant supply of stock, and also collaborate with Union of Road Transport Workers to solidify our distribution network and improve reach to previously inaccessible markets.

To use feasible, easy to start-up, maintain and duplicable technology to make products. The machines deployed will be easy to handle so as to reduce the cost of employing professional workers that are expensive to maintain and may not be easily replaced.

Experience: Please provide examples of any previous entrepreneurial initiatives you have pioneered

“2012 First Bank Business Smart Competition 1st Runner up”
Positions
7/2009 - 8/2010
Dazzle Weddings, Lagos State, Nigeria
Sales Consultant Reaching new audience divided by tribal and religious differences. International Trade Coordinator and Inventory Supervision. Honored with “Outstanding Achievement” award for development of new strategies in sales and consumer communications.

July 2006, Community development agent in Ife Local Government.

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yes

Will you require a visa to enter the UK?

yes

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no

Centre for Social Consulting India Pvt. Ltd.

A low cost water purifier which can-

1. Remove 98% Arsenic and 99.99% Bacteria.
2. Price- INR 400 ($7)
3. Capacity- 20,000 litre.
4. Especially design for Hand Pump bore well, water tanker etc.
5. No electricity required.
6. won’t force people to change their current behaviour,

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LiQuid A Low cost water purifier

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Start-Up (a pilot that has just begun operating)

Year founded

2014

Is your organization a

For‐profit

Organization Country

India, MM, Mumbai

Country where this project is creating social impact

India, MM, Mumbai

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Problem: What problem does your solution address?

Solution: What is the proposed solution?

What awards or honors has the project received?

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Impact: What is the impact of the work to date and expected impact in the future?

Full Impact Potential: What are the main spread strategies moving forward?

Sustainability Plan: What is this solution's plan to ensure financial sustainability?

Funding: How is your project financial supported?

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Marketplace: Who else is addressing this problem and how does the proposed solution differ from these approaches?

Founding Story: Share a story about the “Aha!” moment that led you to get started and/or to see the potential for this to succeed.

Team: What roles does your team consist of (i.e. full-time vs. part-time staff, volunteers, board members, etc) and how do you plan to expand the team as the project grows?

Mandar Badve- Phd. Scholar from ICT Mumbai, senior technical expert.
Aakash Chandra Sa- Finance.
Jiten Bhaskar- HR

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Health and Hygiene, Water Use.

Audience: Who have you identified as your customer/recipient groups and do these groups value your solution for different reasons? How do you engage different customer/recipient groups to deliver your solution?

Our Target community is rural populace, who frequently fetch drinking water from Handpump, and Borewell. At present, more than 7 million population use handpumps daily basis and mostly areas is affected by arsenic, bacteria, fluoride and iron. In order to serve safe drinking water we develop a portable purifier with following features
1. Product cost- Rs. 400. 2. Remove 98% arsenic and 99% bacteria 3. No electricity is require. 4. 20000 liter will purify, 5. 3-4 months durability

Scaling the solution: How would the prize money and publicity help you to achieve your objectives over the next two years?

We require funds for the establishment of a laboratory cum manufacturing plant to manufacture it and the publicity will help us to widespread the information across the globe.

Experience: Please provide examples of any previous entrepreneurial initiatives you have pioneered

I have set up community based drinking water system in tribal village of Jharkhand that has not been successful. People fetch drinking water from the well, river, and hand pump, when I had set up the community based water purification system, people did not accept it because of discrimination practice of cast and class. Therefore I have developed a portable purifier with the support of ICT Mumbai, and we did pilot successfully.

Are you are eligible to attend the Accelerator event in Cambridge and subsequent events in London, UK in January, 2015?

yes

Will you require a visa to enter the UK?

yes

Are you are a current Unilever employee?

no

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