Together with Green Office Wageningen we organised the evening programme Entrepreneurship for Sustainability for Wageningen University students who want to set up a sustainable business or initiative. After 12 weeks, 5 newly formed startups presented their business in front of the jury. Konsultan won the competition.
Konsultan will focus on sharing plant and seed knowledge with local farmers in Indonesia via an app. Micha Micha Gracianna Devi, founder of the company, presented her idea very clearly and convinced the jury of her expertise and the extended relevant network she has. The company received a StartLife microcredit of 1000 euro to boost the first steps in realising this business.
Sunbarter, runner up
Sunbarter received the second price and received a free workshop on prototyping. The runner up wants to sell fruit and vegetable drying machines that can be used in Africa. This will help farmers deal with the peaks in yield. She proved the jury that there is already a local demand and sales opportunities.
Entrepreneurship for sustainability
With organising this programme together with Green Office we aim to inspire and support students to set up their own sustainability initiative that will have direct positive impact on the campus and beyond.
Incubation Manager Jannet de Jong, one of the jury members: “All of the startups had propositions that were really close related to their network and their own experience. This is a powerful start for these companies”.
Photo by: Sven Menschel