Awards: What awards or honors has the project received?
2013 - 2nd Place winner Gauteng Accelerator Project Green Technology
2014 - Semifinalist in the Future Forward: Youth Innovations for Employment in Africa Challenge!
Where have you learnt about the competition?
Tell us about your partnerships:
We have partnered with a 1. Kruger'sdorp local abattoir to run our rearing pilot they will provide access to waste, and infrastructure for rearing.
2. Innovation Hub in Pretoria for incubation and business support
3. University of Pretoria for product development and testing
4. Agricultural research council for product registration and market access ( pigs, fish and chicken) Partnered with the CSIR and SABS for manufacturing and
Challenges: What challenges might hinder the success of your project and how do you plan to overcome them?
Access to capital for scaling up and lack of industry penetration due to insufficient marketing. Lastly bureaucracy and system bottle necks that may delay the project.
We overcome these through partnerships with venture capital companies, role players within the sector and use that social capital and access to resources to lower our entrance barriers and lobby on our behalf. We have also partnered with a large company that will assist in distribution and marketing of our product.