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?
The RISE from Waste is actually designed on its first year that is why there will only be 17 selected high schools for this project. Two years from now, the RISE from Waste will invite more or hopefully all the high schools in the province of Aklan. This will be possible with the support of the Department of Education and the government of Aklan in terms of the promotion of the outputs of this project and of course the project itself. This will also be possible with the support of the Aklanons and of course the management of the high schools.
Financial Sustainability: What is your business model to ensure financial sustainability?
RISE from Waste is actually an income generating project because the outputs will be sold and the income will be used for the operation of the Wastes Bank to keep this project going. The remaining outputs after Ati – Atihan Festival, can be sold in stores in Boracay Island as souvenirs or in stores in Kalibo since these are the high potential markets in the province. Other budget can be in a form of donations and solicitations.
Experience: Please provide examples of any previous entrepreneurial initiatives you have pioneered.
This is actually the first entrepreneurial initiative that I pioneered because the marketing and marketing communication plans that can be also considered entrepreneurial initiatives that I mentioned were done by our group and not just me. However I can also say that I have been inclined with solid waste management since the marketing plan that we did is about reducing the plastics and we also did a research regarding SWM.