Please provide examples of any previous entrepreneurial initiatives you have pioneered.
I have experience working with start-ups thanks to my one year term (2014-2015) as AIESEC Namibia’s Vice President – responsible for outgoing exchange, communications and business development - where I was responsible for sending 22 Namibians abroad (18 for a 6-week volunteering exchange in 10 different countries and 4 for a one-year internship at Tata Consultancy Services in India), partnering with the Social Security Commission Development Fund for them to sponsor 30 of their students to go volunteer abroad within the SADC region for a total sum of N$325,000 ( 23500 USD) and raising N$105,000 (7600 USD) to organize the first Namibia Youth to Business Forum with a profit of N$50000 (3600 USD). The link of the output report is: http://issuu.com/aiesecnam/docs/y2b_delegate_output
From my term I got to:
1. work in an international team as my two other colleagues were Dutch and German
2. lead teams with 20 part-time volunteers
3. attend conferences in South Africa, Taiwan and Greece
4. facilitate local and national conferences
5. do sales, learn about web development
6. work with limited resources (we only worked unpaid between July 2014 and January 2015, receiving our monthly stipend for the first time in February 2015)
AIESEC Namibia website: www.aiesecnamibia.org
Beyond your existing team, who else are you working with to achieve your objectives, eg partners, advisors, mentors?
We currently have 4 trained independent sales agents all living in Windhoek's informal settlements. They are provided with customized marketing material depending on their needs and they earn money while improving their communities.
We are also members of the Recycle Namibia Forum ( www.rnf.com.na) and soon to be part of REIAoN (Renewable Energy Industry Association of Namibia).
For our Edu-Light initiative, our founding sponsor is NamibMills and we are working towards getting more companies on board.
As mentors, I am under the supervision of Bernice Karuhumba (NBII Entrepreneurship & Innovation Department manager) and Ally Angula (LEAP Namibia co-founding MD)