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Evaptainers

Your title/position Marketing Director Morocco
Type of Enterprise registered company
Year the ngo or company was founded 2015
Website Evaptainers
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Explain your project in details:

Evaptainers creates low-cost mobile refrigerators that run on water. These are perfect for low income families, as it costs only 30$/unit, who live off grid or cannot afford a conventional refrigerator. Moreover, our devices also help create a greener planet. Evaporative cooling as a technique has been employed successfully for centuries in products like the Pot-in-Pot refrigerator or Coolgardie safe. Proven to be effective for cooling at the point of production, these devices have been known to triple or quadruple the shelf-life of most produce. Our company uses our own proprietary “PhaseTek” technology - a lightweight fabric membrane that simulates the evaporative cooling effects of Zeer pots – to achieve the same benefits without relying on fragile ceramic pottery. Therefore, using state-of-the art materials and improved design, we’ve created a more effective and scalable clean energy refrigeration solution, enabling the cold chain to reach farther than ever before.

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Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development

The first recipients of the Evaptainers devices were an Amazigh family living in the Middle Atlas Mountains without any electricity. They have been using it everyday for the last 14 months and they love it. They live in such a remote area that they have to take a 2-3 hour taxi ride to go to the nearest town for food and groceries. Now, since receiving the units , they buy more food in bulk and it lasts longer s a result, they get to spend more time family and taking care of their farm rather than spending the day to and from the souk and they have reported saving 5-10% of their monthly income. While our pilot tests are commencing in Morocco, we believe our solution will be relevant far beyond, such as in many parts of Sub-Saharan Africa, the MENA region, and throughout India as well. In total, we estimate that there are over 650 million potential beneficiaries who could use our device. We arrived at this number by looking at the cross section of the world that lacked access to electricity that also lived in areas with lower than 60% average humidity throughout the year.

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Sustainability and future plans

Our ultimate vision for the company is a socially-driven for-profit model with sales in high end retail markets in U.S. and Australia used to subsidize our mission driven distribution model in markets throughout the developing world. There are two strong reasons for this model. First is the wealth of experiences and connections we have in the U.S. outdoor market - Spencer Taylor, Serena Taylor and Josh Guyot all have backgrounds in the outdoor high end retail industry. They have brought products to market and worked on web based and brick and mortar sales operations. With this experience, they bring existing relationships and industry knowledge that will be the cornerstone of our US product launch. Secondly, the interest for our product in the U.S. can be used beneficially to offset the higher cost of distributing products throughout rural Africa. We are planning an MSRP of around $75-80 for our High-End Market Division (HEMD). This is represents the lower end for the price of coolers and ice-chests found in most specialty athletics and outdoor stores. In our Developing Markets Division (DMD), the consumer price point would be just $30. This lower price point would actually still net a positive gross margin for the company - compared against an estimated cost of $15 per unit - but would be significantly lower than the U.S. price to allow for a greater number of rural consumers to access our device

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Your profile as an entrepreneur

Quang D. Truong:"I'm currently 30 years old and lucky enough to be working on this project full time. I initially came up with the idea for Evaptainers at an MIT class called "Development Ventures." During the very first lecture, our professor challenged students to come up with a sustainable business solution that “could benefit at least 1 billion people.” Obviously, this dare was meant to be provocative and stimulate out-of-the-box ideas; but rather than being fazed at the task, I thought of my own experience working in developing countries and thought about the high costs of food spoilage for producers and consumers. I also thought of my travels throughout the world, where I witnessed firsthand traditional evaporative cooling devices, such as Zeer Pots, ZECCs and Coolgardie Safes used successfully to address spoilage. My “aha!” moment was realizing that in Boston (and at MIT) there had to be high-tech materials that could enhance and modernize these traditional devices so that they could be used by more people. Throughout my 3 years working on this project, I’ve gotten the opportunity to follow my passions, live in Morocco, talk to many farmers and off-grid community members that experience food spoilage, and finally, learn through them about the ways I could make my device more effective. There have been many challenges as well, but one factor that has kept our team moving forward is the sincere belief that our invention has the potential to one day help countless families that still lack refrigeration."

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Comments

September 1, 2017 04:03

Dear Resiliant Entrepreneur,

It's the end of the competition, I want to urge you to not leave this community without the contact (email especially) of as many other entrepreneurs on this platform. You never can tell what your further conversations may produce.

It's the power of networking and leverage I'm talking about...
Here's my email [email protected] looking forward to hearing from you.

Regards
Seth

August 31, 2017 23:44

Bye fellow entrepreneur:
As I say good buy, I must say it has been an astounding time reading so many great entries.
I went through the details of your idea and was indeed very impressed. Would you be kind enough to please explain to me as how you got this idea? Equally importantly, who were (are) the people who inspired you for you to come up with this idea.
Take care and all the very best!
Shuhra

August 31, 2017 22:26

Hello fellow passenger,

You might have heard the famous song "What I've done" by Linkin park. The lyrics have been beautifully carved by the late singer Chester Bennington. The song covers the ways in which our so called development has helped only a handful of the upper society members, whereas people are still living in poverty.

We have a great platform here which is urging super brains from around the world to come together and collaborate with their ideas and help make this world a better place to live in. You have been a part of this community and I congratulate you on your effort that you have put in.

Thanks once again and all the best for the future
Regards,
Team GreenSpace

August 31, 2017 21:57

Hello my fellow traveler, How are you feeling as our road ends temporarily?
I have just seen your entry and have been thoroughly impressed by it. Will you be willing to collaborate incase you want to set it up on ground?
I would like to be in touch with you,
Cheers from Kabul.
Shuhra

August 31, 2017 21:13

hi,
All the best for your project.As today is the last day of competition I am glad that I was able to read your mind blowing project.
Best wishes for your success and thank you so much for your support on my project.

August 31, 2017 20:51

Comrades,
In this fight for a sustainable future, what we need is innovation; something which is not necessarily new, but which makes us look at things from a different angle.

I believe this is one of the major motives of this community which we are a part of. Taking one step together hand in hand towards our goal is the only way we can achieve it.

So I wish you the very best in this endeavour of yours and hope to see you together in the new tomorrow

Regards,
Team GreenSpace

August 31, 2017 18:50

Yes, it was a wonderful journey !
a. Reading them gives me good bumps. Will you be able to give me some more details about your proposal?
b. Also, please go through my IDEA called EDU-CELL and if you like it, please vote.
c. This is what I could think when I saw your proposal. Truly inspirational and positive initiative from your side that is sending ripples amongst my friends and relatives. If you think it will be applicable in Afghanistan, please send me the details.
Thank You !
Truly, Shuhra K, Afghanistan

August 31, 2017 18:03

I SEND MY THANK YOU FROM KABUL!
WHAT A JOURNEY AND WHAT A PROPOSALTHE SIMPLICITY OF YOUR IDEA WAS JUST TOO GOOD. WHAT ABOUT YOU? HAVE YOU BEEN ABLE TO SEE MY PROPOSAL? IT IS CALLED EDU-CELL TO HELP THE SCHOOL EDUCATION IN AFGHANISTAN. INTERESTED? CLICK AND DOUBLE CLICK!!
SIGNIING OFF, SHUHRA

August 31, 2017 17:33

Thank You my dear!
Three thoughts come to my mind as we end:
(a) Will we be in touch?
(b) It is a small and beautiful world
(c) All the best
Bye for now!
S. Koofi, Kabul

August 31, 2017 16:56

THANK YOU!
THANK YOU FOR READING MY PROPOSAL. I HAVE READ AND EVALUATED YOUR INITIATIVE AND I CANNOT BUT HELP GIVING IT MY HIGHEST COMPLIMENTS. HOW DID YOU MANAGE TO THINK OF SUCH A WONDERFUL IDEA, I WONDER?
ONCE GAIN A BIG THANK YOU FROM MY SIDE.
SK

August 31, 2017 16:54

Dear Leader,

We are coming to the end of this awesome competition and I appreciate your efforts, drive and support on my idea, 'AfricEnergy'.

No matter how the result comes out, we should always be focused on implementing our unique ideas and projects for the improvement of the World.

Thank you for your contributions, advice and encouragement so far. I hope to connect with you via [email protected]

Best of Luck!

August 31, 2017 03:09

Hello,

This entrepreneurship-campus platform has been amazing it has enabled us to see all the enthusiasts and to share our passion and experiences to learn from each other. Good luck with your work and wishing you all the success on your journey. Please try to keep in touch; this is important to me as I find this inspirational.

I appreciate all your votes, valuable feedback, advice, and suggestions. For me it has helped me to improve my ideas and also helps me to win and learn from the ideas that you have given me.

Best of Luck! And keep it up

Kindest regards

August 31, 2017 00:24

What a proposal! I am truly amazed.
So many good thoughts including yours. Reading them gives me good bumps. Will you be able to give me some more details about your proposal? And on a different note, won’t it be great if you have a quick glance at my IDEA called EDU CELL.
Take care!
Shuhra (Kabul) ……………!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

August 30, 2017 22:27

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Greetings from Afghanistan!
Awesone. Fantastic. Relevant. These are the three words that came to my mind when I read your proposal. Congratulations. If you get a moment, would you be kind enough to read my proposal (IDEAS) called EDU-CELL from Afghanistan? And if you do manage to read it, would you be kind enough to vote if you like the IDEA? And if I am not asking too much, please forward the link to your friends and family.
Thanks in anticipation!
Shuhra K

August 30, 2017 21:15

Hello fellow traveler!
I must say that I found your idea truly inspiring. I would like to know more about it? Do you think you can give me more details about your proposal so I can understand it more and give ffedbakc as well as evaluate if it can be done in my country?
I would also like to request you to please my IDEA called EDU-CELL. DO you think it is relevant in your country. If yes, let me know. I can even help in establishing it in your place during the course of this year!
Have a great day…
SHUHRA

August 30, 2017 21:07

Hiii!!!!!!!
As we are in to the last day of the competition, I am taking this opportunity to thank you for your valuable comments, votes and suggestions. Your project is very much interesting and helpful and I wish you would be there in the finals. I am concluding by this words-
"Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not one has better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on one’s ideas, to take a calculated risk – and to act".
I am wishing you to be a successful person.

REGARDS
AJITH MATHEW
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August 30, 2017 20:32

Hello my friend,
May I entreat you to read my entry EDU CELL. I have read your and must say it is fantastic. How did you come up with the idea, I wonder? Who helped you?
Bye for now,
Shuhra.

August 30, 2017 19:43

What a proposal! I am truly amazed.
So many good thoughts including yours. Reading them gives me good bumps. Will you be able to give me some more details about your proposal? And on a different note, won’t it be great if you have a quick glance at my IDEA called EDU CELL.
Take care!
Shuhra (Kabul)

August 30, 2017 11:04

Also,

Remember it's not over until it's over.
It may be just a few days to the end of the competition but it's not the end of your dreams
There's still a lot you can achieve.
Stay focused.

Regards

August 30, 2017 11:04

Dear Fellow participant,

You have done well thus far. Only few people will venture relentlessly into the things in which their instincts proposes because sometimes the goal appears too crazy to achieve, so they just retreat.

Actually, someone has said that "The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do."

You may have seen this before but I want to remind you that it's true, only those who are "crazy enough" eventually get results.

Congratulations for been "crazy enough" (seeing beyond normal and following your dreams despite the odds)...

Best wishes,
Seth

August 30, 2017 02:55

Dear campus members,

we are going to the last date to vote and comment on our ideas and projects or the end of the competition. I really appreciate all of you for your constructive questions, suggestions or comments on my project: O-YES Conference International(OIC) https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/14/6396/#vote-container that aims to gather creative and innovators like you.

On this occasion, i would love to tell you that O-YES Foundation kindly invited you to join OIC where you will learn from others and share your ideas to bring a sustainable future for ourselves and community in general.
For more information please contact me via my email [email protected]/[email protected] Mobile: +66915635067 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kemal.abdela.1420
Website: oyesth.org

Wish you success in your life!

August 29, 2017 15:53

Hello everyone,

Now we are reaching the end of the competition. I want to thank everyone who have been voting and commenting on my ideas and interest in helping support GU.

As all of you said, a visual universal language is needed for this continuously developing society. I am trying my best to launch my Gadaa Universe with the help of you and your constructive comments. We will do whatever it takes to exceed your expectations.

Best of Luck! And keep it up

Kind regards

August 28, 2017 21:20

Congratulations!!!!!!!
Without change there is no innovation, creativity, or incentive for improvement. Those who initiate change will have a better opportunity to manage the change that is inevitable. So change this world with your idea.
Wishing you all the success and hope you will be there in the finals.

BEST OF LUCK

AJITH MATHEW

August 28, 2017 20:12

Hello,
Being a part of India's well-known Entrepreneurship Cell of the most prestigious engineering college in India, I have interacted with many startup enthusiasts, have got to know how they think and what are some qualities that set them apart from the ones who are not able to see their idea through. Reading through your idea, I have realised that your idea has that spark which can help it become a successful venture. Coupled with its aim to help the society achieve its goals sustainably, your idea can be something quite helpful for the same.

But before it's implementation, you need to do a "premortem" check on how it can fail. This would prepare you for any uncalled-for circumstances and help you prepare for them accordingly.

Lastly, I would like you to have a look at our idea, GreenSpace, and share your views about the same.

Regards,
Team GreenSpace.

August 28, 2017 16:18

Hello my Colleague ,

Thank you for participating in that great event , it was a great nice Journey , but the best thing of it is meeting good friends like you , I hope you achieve your dreams & good luck with your project.
thanks again & best wishes for you.

Ahmed

August 28, 2017 08:24

Hello My Friend!

Thank you for being here all this while. Your dreams are valid and your project is very viable. Keep thriving and best will keep coming your way.

Best of Luck.

August 27, 2017 17:19

Hello dear members of the entrepreneurship community,

I hope you will join us too and learn the GU universal communication system and the Gadaa system practices when the platform and the system implementations are complete and fully ready for use. This work is still under development. I will let you know once it is finished.

Please keep your constructive comments. Your feedback is important! Many thanks to all contributors!

Thank you for supporting GU project. We will notify you as soon as the platform is live.

Best of Luck!

August 27, 2017 02:48

Hello Great Mind,

You have come a long way with this competition and I want to congratulate you for the resilience you have show so far. I tell you what? It's not going to go unrewarded.

Bill Gates has said that "As we look into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others." I totally agree with the successful software developer!

With that, I want to honestly congratulate you once more for been a leader, especially such that will empower others!

You're relevant and I wish you the best with your project.
I wish that we could network beyond the competition,

Kindest regards,
Seth Thomas
CISTEM
([email protected])

August 26, 2017 20:25

Hello,

To all the people who are asking how to join once the GU platform goes live, all you need to do is to create a free account. Please keep an eye out on the website and my social media pages at: http://gadaauniverse.com/

Kind regards

August 26, 2017 19:07

Dear Champion,

It takes just one idea/project to transform the world. As you keep working hard towards your dreams and to add your quota in the improvement of the world, I wish you the best of luck.

Remain Lifted!

August 26, 2017 16:50

Hello Great Mind!

Thank you for your support to AfricEnergy so far. I appreciate your kind words, positive remarks and contribution on my idea.
As you continue to progress in your quest for the improvement of the World, I wish you success and breakthrough.

Best of Luck!

Mirana Francoise Razafindramboa

August 26, 2017 11:34

Yassine Maghnouj,

Hello from Madagascar! I am overjoyed with the launch of your project “”Evaptainers”.

Mirana F. Razafindramboa
Halt Poverty Madagascar
https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/14/6736/

August 25, 2017 17:35

Hello Champion!

Did you miss Today's (Friday) Inspiration from YCEC? Here it is; "Change your thoughts and you change the World" - Norman Vincent Peale.

Your project is valid, so are your thoughts. Keeping improving and progressing.

Best of Luck!

August 25, 2017 15:52

Hello Yassine!

As your project tends to ensure food security amongst other impacts; what are the challenges have your project faced so far?
Thank you.

Best of luck!

August 25, 2017 14:22

Dear Yassine,

The TRUTH is, your community will not just benefit from such an amazing initiative of yours but that you will forever be remembered for this great change and transformation you'll cause.

Keep up the spirit because it's adorable.
Your kind is scarce, so hard to find around, you're indeed a great leader!
Wish you all the best world changer.

Kindest regards
Thomas Seth
CISTEM

August 25, 2017 05:42

Dear community member,

As the competition deadline is approaching near, we would like some feedback regarding our idea, some ways by which we can tweak it and make it a little better and ready for future execution.
(follow this link https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/12/5961/comments)

Please vote and support our idea.

Thank you in advance.
Team GreenSpace

August 23, 2017 17:48

Hi,
After going through your project, I firmly believe that with good management and excellent execution, this project will help the society grow in a sustainable manner. This would have various positive effects on the environment and also the society in general.

I wish you the best for the same.

I would really appreciate if you could go through my idea as well(follow this link https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org Our idea deals with covering an otherwise unused rooftop of a building with green plants and using that space for a multitude of activities.

Thank you
Team GreenSpace

August 23, 2017 12:23

Hi,
Thank you if you have already commented my idea Path To Knowledge. If not, I invite you kindly to do it at: https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/12/5633/ I would really appreciate your opinion.
Best regards,
Andrei

August 23, 2017 11:24

Hi Yassine,
Your project is very much appreciable. People like you are a blessing to the modern world because you are utilizing your skill to help the common people. Keep this spirit throughout your life. The will to do varitiies in life opens up the door of opportunities. So keep this positive attitude always .
I wish you all the success for this competition and also please vote and comment on my project “AUTOMATIC COCOA BEAN SEPARATING MACHINE”.

August 23, 2017 08:50

An Awesome Day to You, Dear Campus Colleague,

Cheeking through your Project and seeing it progress in this competition leaves me motivated and inspired that with us, our planet will become better and flourish in goodness and development desired by every human being with dreams and aspirations. To keep you moving and staying on in face of challenges as growing Entrepreneurs, it is my pleasure to share this link with you, "7 MOVIES Every Entrepreneur Should Watch", copy and paste this link to view; youtube.com/watch?v=s3x-_yRRUrk

All the best to you in you Idea!

Cheers
Anita Mbah.

August 23, 2017 00:00

Hi
You have shown great efforts on this project and I believe you will make more good progress to its full extension.
Never give up.
https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/12/5816/

August 22, 2017 22:24

Hi
You have shown great efforts on this project I believe you will make more good progress to its full extension.
Never give up.
https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/12/5816/

August 22, 2017 22:21

Hello
You have shown great efforts on this project I believe you will make more good progress to its full extension.
Never give up.
https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/12/5816/

August 22, 2017 18:27

Hello Yassine.

We are few steps to the announcement day. I want to use this medium to appreciate your effort, progress so far and support to my idea. Never relent, keep pushing and I wish you success, all the way.

Best of Luck!

August 21, 2017 22:12

Hello Yassine,

Been a while, I just thought to stop by and check on your progress thus far and must say congratulations for your efforts so far, we all need to put in more efforts to achieve our dreams.

So I just wanted to say that you keep up and be encouraged to do more.

You can also stop at my idea eradicating poverty and unemployment via teens empowerment"for a comment too. Thanks

Kindest regards,
Seth

August 21, 2017 22:12

Hello Yassine,

Been a while, I just thought to stop by and check on your progress thus far and must say congratulations for your efforts so far, we all need to put in more efforts to achieve our dreams.

So I just wanted to say that you keep up and be encouraged to do more.

You can also stop at my idea eradicating poverty and unemployment via teens empowerment"for a comment too. Thanks

Kindest regards,
Seth

August 21, 2017 06:16

Thank you Yassine.

Having you around is very encouraging and wonderful. I wish you success on your journey and you should always expect the best coming your way.

You may like to see my idea, AfricEnergy, for comments and support.

Cheers.

August 20, 2017 14:14

Hello,

I invite you kindly to please read and give some suggestions or comment my idea “GadaaUniverse[GU]-Gadaa Universal Communication System and GU-Fair”.

Thanks in advance for your votes and comment. I really appreciate your contribution and would be glad to hear your advice and opinion.

Good luck with your work!

Kind regards,

Firanbek Robele

August 20, 2017 09:16

Hello
Your project is very innovative, interesting and life changing as it will bring positive impact towards poverty alleviation through targeting lower class families at least to improve their living standard.
All the best.

August 19, 2017 14:59

Hii,

your project is a very impressive and it will surely be beneficial for all the people..
It looks promising.
Congratulations for all your efforts that you have put into your project.
Good luck
Regards

August 19, 2017 14:10

Hello,
I invite you kindly to comment my idea Path To Knowledge. I would be glad to hear your advice. I have written this message after I commented almost all ideas and projects and probably yours too. I am deeply sorry if this message bothered you, but everyone on this platform wants to go to the finals with his/her idea and makes all it is possible to get there. Maybe not all the actions are fair. Some participants copy the same meaningless message and paste it to all ideas. I just do marketing. Again, I am sorry if this message disturbed you.
Kindest regards,
Andrei

August 18, 2017 05:56

Tremendous innovation! Off-the-grid refrigeration can really be a life saver for many people around the world! There's a lot of places that has difficulty getting electricity, and many others where consistent supply is a problem. This innovation will help those people not waste food to spoilage, and reduce problems of hunger. This is also a potential solution for traditional nomads who have been losing their culture to modern necessities of being on the grid. They can preserve their traditional way of life and not be dependent on electrical refrigeration.

August 18, 2017 05:19

Hello,

This is a very impressive idea and it will surely be beneficial for all the young minds looking for an opportunity.
Congratulations for all your efforts and for your project.
Good luck
Regards

Shuhra Koofi.

August 18, 2017 03:46

Hello Yasine!

Your project is innovative, as it tends to address many challenges, which includes food scarcity as a result of food spoilage. Food security will be ensured amongst many factors. Congratulations for your efforts.

I wish you success and you can stop by on my idea to add your contribution.

Best of luck!

August 15, 2017 03:06

Hi,

Your idea is awesome. Its one of the best projects I've seen so far, I really love the creativity and innovation therein .
I wish you the best with this as a lot of developing nations will benefit from it.

Kindest regards,
Seth

August 12, 2017 08:39

Wow, this project deserves all the applauds! This invention is very useful, not only for poor families, but for anyone. Keep continue with this project! I didn't understand though if you have received any funds till now.
Good luck,
Andrei

August 11, 2017 05:28

Great Project. I want to invite you to vote for my project and comment if you want it.
Thanks and good luck

https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/14/7257/