Scaling the Solution: How do you intend to scale your activities over the next two years (e.g., reach new markets, diversify solutions, etc.)? What will make this possible?
Scaling up the solution is easy as a hydroponic farm is easy to install and also creates local jobs and wealth. Within the next 2 years we want to teach other farmers from the area to grow their own vegetables using the same tehnique as we do and eventually to build together with other farmers from the area a refrigerated storehouse for our products. We want others to start growing in the hydroponic system and share the knowledge in order to prevent the waste of water and land. The prize money would enable us to build two bigger modules for our farm and a refrigerated storehouse. Also we could diversify the products and give support to other farmers in the area.
Financial Sustainability: What is your business model to ensure financial sustainability?
The project is self-sustained as at the end of the day it brings profit and wealth in the comunity. It requires a lot to effort to start such a project but once it's running it's creating jobs in the community it reduces the dependancy of the community on foreign suppliers and also brings a lot of advantages to the environment.
Experience: Please provide examples of any previous entrepreneurial initiatives you have pioneered.
My company, REGIO TRUST CONSULTING was founded in 2011 and has been active and working in the field of writing and implementation of projects with funding from the European Union.
I've been working hard to grow this company and this way I've developed skills regarding the management of projects. From my past experience I know that clear objectives, hard work and continuous learning are the ingredients for success.