Knowel Kenya 2012 was a project performed by the graduating class of 2013 at Chalmers School of Entrepreneurship. The objectives of the project was to create incentives for realizing sustainable business models in Kisumu, Kenya.
The business model was developed on the basis of a product – a portable solar powered light. We held entrepreneurial workshops where local entrepreneurs, young students, entrepreneurs and others were given the opportunity to undergo a 9-day intensive program. The program included the study of entrepreneurship and enterprise. During the program we had training sessions on how the portabale lamp worked and should be used to best advantage. Following this, the workshop participants were divided into groups in which they developed sustainable and expandable business ideas, under our guidance. The brief was, to come up with a way of making money and growing a local business from a supply of lamps.
These ideas were presented as simple business plans before a panel of judges on the last day of the project. The winners were provided with a certain number of these solar powered lamps, a small amount of initial capital and the opportunity for additional lights, provided the team was showing progress over time. We maintained contact with the winning teams, both directly and through local partners in order to provide support and realize their business ideas as sustainable businesses.
John Wade – Džana Damjanović – Elma Delic – Anita Schøll Brede – Johan Wigelius – Olle Svensson – Sara West – Daniel Olsson – Andreas Flodström – David Svensson – Kristin Alehammer – Simona Racait – Rawand Faraj – Carolin Moberg – Henrik Lång – Martin Sylvesten – Jens Kjellerup – Anton Klintenberg – Johan Cervell – Jonathan Lock – Erik Törnblom – Andrius Kašėta
For more information about the Kenya project, visit the old website kenya.knowel.org.