Audience: Who have you identified as your customer/recipient groups and do these groups value your solution for different reasons? How do you engage different customer/recipient groups to deliver your solution?
Gas For Tomorrow (G4T) project targets households, small manufacturing businesses, schools, restaurants, hospitals and other potential gas users. All those customer segments need biogas but they have no means to set up their own biogas plant. For rural households in Rwanda, a home-based biogas plant cost roughly $1200 and the household needs at least two cows to nurture the plant. The project intends to resolve the burden by providing affordable portable biogas, from a centralized biogas bottling plant.
Scaling the solution: How would the prize money and publicity help you to achieve your objectives over the next two years?
Now we can only reach 500 customers because of limited resources. Winning this award can help to reach out approximately 5000 people; that means we can scale up to 10 times compared to the status quo.
Among the potential help that we are seeking from this prize is to higher more experts and to buy more cylinders for our customers. Again, our biogas compression is still under-capitalized. The earnings that we retain from monthly profits are not enough to motion this strong project, but this prize guarantees the continuation of the environmentally friendly project "G4T".
Experience: Please provide examples of any previous entrepreneurial initiatives you have pioneered
I co-founded BIOCOOP RWANDA- a Biodiversity and Environmental conservation Cooperative to encourage people in my home village to protect the ecosystem. it was offered a bid to remove exotic plants in Nyungwe national park amid 2013. I have also been recognized by different organizations for my colossal entrepreneurship undertakings. I have won the 2013 African innovation prize, and i was flown to Seattle, USA as a finalist in a global competition
Are you are eligible to attend the Accelerator event in Cambridge and subsequent events in London, UK in January, 2015?