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?
All packaging waste recyclers are adressing plastic waste in different ways, but I have not heard of my idea on an industrial scale. I also chose not to specify the food product to be packaged in the Afrozai reclaimed eggshells because the possibilities are as numerous as there are different food products. This very fact will allow this project to be scaled to new heights , penetrating, for example, the meat, confectionery and cereal industries . This will depend on available indigenous foods. If proper channels are set up and training is given egg draining stations with strict hygiene rules may be set up all over rural locations to allow low income families to bring their eggs for professional drainage in exchange for cash.
Financial Sustainability: What is your business model to ensure financial sustainability?
The start up capital will be used as remuneration for internally trained employees who will use internally designed manual equipment to drill and drain holes in the eggs of shell suppliers.They will also package special in-house food formulations in the Afrozai reclaimed egg shells. My revenue streams will include The sale of drained eggs from the in-house source, processed Afrozai eggs and the sale of specialised drill and drain equipment.
Experience: Please provide examples of any previous entrepreneurial initiatives you have pioneered.
After placement in an all female campus residence hall, I decided to start a feminine business using my skill in plating African hair.This business required no capital and I soon made enough profit to scale up to renting out hair appliances.I am in my final semester to graduate with a Food Technology qualification and have attended entrepreneurship trainings offered on campus. This experience will allow me to succeed with Afrozai.