Please provide examples of any previous entrepreneurial initiatives you have pioneered.
During one of Andreas' early trips to Kenya (before he started TRINE) he wanted to contribute to the life of people in poverty in
some way. Before departure, he started a crowdfunding campaign for orphanages in Nairobi, raising a total of $200 for supplies for them.
He had no real idea how to deliver the promise made on the campaign, but was determined to try everything possible to do so. In
Kenya he met several Kenyans (good friends today) which agreed to join him on his mission. 2 of them identified orphanages in Nairobi in
need of supplies and 2 others helped out with the shopping, making sure that what was bought was needed by the orphanage. In the end
they made a one-day trip to each of the orphanages in the slums of Nairobi.
Beyond your existing team, who else are you working with to achieve your objectives, eg partners, advisors, mentors?
Partners: Solar entrepreneurs, e.g. RVE.SOl, that need finance for their solar installations.
Companies, such as energy utility Fortum, that want to support the social cause for their CSR activities.
Advisors: Currently building a board of advisors. Jansson & Norrin and KPMG on the legal side as well as MORE PR on the marketing side.