“We’d like to fully electrify Africa by 2040, with renewable energy at its core”. That’s the vision that Tony Tiyou had when he set up Renewables in Africa (RiA), his engineering, consulting and media organisation. The trigger was seeing a satellite image showing the distribution of power across the planet, and seeing that Africa, was […]
The UN Development Program is working with startup incubator HATCH! VENTURES to accelerate sustainable startups by young people in Vietnam. CLICK HERE TO SEE ORIGINAL ARTICLE
In Singapore, startups will be taken through a series of workshops including work with the aged and mentally ill, as well as user design and business planning, to come up with sustainable businesses to serve the sector. Those that make it to the last round will also get funding to get started. Great stimulus to […]
The UAE adopts a catalytic approach to philanthropy – moving from cheque-writing to enterprise. Hopefully this is more than gesture politics: the money is there, it would be great to see it have impact at scale. See more here.
Here’s a great role model for city mayors. Seoul’s mayor provides funding for no less than 72 startups focused on sustainability for the city. See more here.