What solution(s) does your initiative address to help emerging entrepreneurs and small businesses grow and thrive in underserved communities? (select all applicable)
Access to supply chains, Access to technology, Access to economic opportunity.
What has been the impact of your solution to date?
What is your projected impact over the next 1-3 years?
We can help bring solar energy to over 1 billion (very nice) villagers in developing countries who have no access to electricity.
(1 billion is not a lot, if we increase collaboration among all those who are on this mission)
What barriers might hinder the success of your project? How do you plan to overcome them?
3. Fear of helping a competitor
1. we ask our users to leave a review online (via LinkedIn)
this is what it looks like on our new website (still being built..)
2. we make it easy to start purchase through the group purchasing,
buyers can transfer the payments directly to the factory as they are
used to. The only difference is that we are the ones who email and
communicate with the factory. (this is important since the factory
views us as a single point negotiation representative of dozens of
3. this is gradually being solved as more buyers become aware of the
benefits of doing it the 'groupon' way.
Winning entries present a strong plan for how they will achieve and track growth. Identify your six-month milestone for growing your impact
bigger awarness of the availabilty of our group purchasing service
Now think bigger! Identify your 12-month impact milestone