Best Ideas 2019 features all the nominated entries submitted under ‘Submit your Idea’ category. All the entries consist of innovative solutions or propositions for an enterprise that champions the Sustainable Development Goals. They can be on the conceptual, planning, or start-up stage.
Explain your idea in details:
The platforms main intent is to leverage entrepreneurs/vendors of all kinds as far as their sales volumes is concerned, we have noticed that over the recent years business has been experiencing a massive dwindle to the point many of the business ending up getting shut down or retrenching their employees that overall affects the GDP of the nation late alone the negative impact their families, societies, communities undergo through as well. So as a result, we came with this idea of designing and developing a platform (mobile application and web interface) that will be responsible for disseminating their discounts information but also help them with creating number of marketing campaigns so that they can reach thousands and millions of Tanzania everywhere within the country based on their geographical location's proximity. the innovative approach we pursue was to initiate a landing page so that we can have the early users signing up so as to have the contact details and location and based on that information becomes easy for us to understand the nature of our target market, their geographical location which will determine which area to put more emphasis and into bargain with this, it serves as a big opportunity for us to lay down the numbers to the vendors and showing them that they are already existing aspiring users prior to even launching of the platform the landing page was launched mid-August 2018 and to date we have about 1400+ aspiring users and about 20+ vendors
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
First and foremost, the idea aims at decreasing if not at all ending poverty due to the fact that when vendors and their business are doing well in the market they will be more job creation and henceforth more income to the employees, families, societies, communities and nation at large. Secondly am addressing the need for the individuals within and outside Tanzania to be innovative and industrialist because the only way to help our mother nation is by playing our role as citizen in designing and developing solutions that solves number of challenges that we face in our daily life, but also with this platform a small business enterprise can rise into an industry if they understand their customers well enough to develop marketing companies that will boost their revenues and help in capital growth and business as a whole. Again, the solution pioneers environment where there is decent work and fast economic growth by ensuring that the employeremployee relationship is there because of the nature of business ecosystem, thus the employees should be able to train on the better use of the application and employers assisting them whenever they feel short of understanding so that business runs smoothly.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
Currently the mobile application is in the prototyping phase will share some of the images in the later sections, and we have managed to bootstrap everything (no external source of fund as of yet), the business model will include but not limited to the following Subscription fees paid by the vendor after using the trial version for a period of not less than a month. Commission paid by the event organizers for using the platform when disseminating events information. Fees from the ads displayed in the site Through investment in form of partnership deal Marketing consultancy fees at a later stage, since as a company we have that service already available. And we are very much open to collaborations, grants or even equity funds as long as there is clear and mutual understanding on the terms and conditions of the deal.
I am a Computer Engineer aged 30, who is very enthusiastic and passionate about innovation and creativity, always consider myself solution-oriented person with a positive mind all the time. Growing up in Africa specifically Tanzania is a privilege to me because of so many opportunities that come in form of challenges and because I strive to see good in every situation this naturally motivates me into excel in whatever that I venture myself into, but also take nothing away from my peers that are like-minded and always there to ensure that the set objectives are always met. Personal achievement included being the Top performer in my Class both at university level in Tanzania and in Russia where I went for Training school offered by one of the companies I worked for (Schlumberger Oilfield service company). As for the Team achievement we only made up to the second round of the innovation competition hosted by Abinbev in empowering Smallholder farmers namely EA Agri novation competition.