Best Ideas 2020 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.

DESIGNING AN E-LEARNING PLATFORM TO REMOTELY EQUIP THE DRC CITIZENS WITH TRANSFORMATIONAL SKILLS

Stage of Idea conceptual stage

Explain your idea in details:

The Democratic Republic of The Congo is potentially rich in terms of natural resources that can be exploited in a manner that ensures a sustainable and profitable development. However, despite the population estimated at hundred million, there is shortage of expertise on which the country can rely to turn potential into wealth. Considering my experience in learning management, I am developing an E-learning platform that will aim to equip the younger population with relevant skills to boost the country development. The website is expected to accommodate thousands users that will be given opportunity to enroll to several courses grouped into different skills areas including but not limited to: (1)-entrepreneurship, (2)-environment protection ; (3)-mining industry ; (4) Hygiene, Health & Safety; (5) Secondary School last year learning programs with set of previous years exercises that students can practice so they are ready for secondary school exit exams. By transformational Skills I mean, skills that will shape or reshape DRC citizens' behaviour in a way that contributes to a sustainable development. In view of the above, the website will address the skills development needs of any citizen with an acceptable literacy level in FRENCH as an official language and 4 national languages:LINGALA, SWAHILI, TSHILUBA and KIKONGO. In that way, linguistic barriers will be totally eliminated and accordingly this will allow people to acquire the same knowledge and skills regardless of the language used. Although, learning programs in national languages will be limited to basic skills, the impact will still be significant as we are promoting mass learning for great impact principle. Building the platform will entail wide range of activities including but not limited to: 1.Learning material designs; 2.Learning materials translation from French/English to national languages; 3.Learning platform development that will consist of learning materials loading, platform launching and the website.

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Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development

The impact will be first expressed in terms of citizens behaviour change followed by direct effect on a given area of life in which citizens acquired related skills. Thus, for each learning skills area, they will be a related impact for instance: 1. Improvement of environment management thanks to set of environment protection related learning programs; 2. Reduction of citizens' premature death and accidents as a result of basic hygienic, health and safety skills development program; 3. Increase of start-ups and small firms as the result of innovation and entrepreneurship skills that will be imparted to citizens through the platform; 4. Reduction of unemployment rate thanks to new skills acquired through the platform and that will allow a category of citizens to successfully compete on the Job market; 5. Elimination of education constraints that may due to insufficient education infrastructure, pandemic outbreak like the COVID-19. The platform will increase the number of skilful citizens on whom the DRC can count to transform its natural resources in a way that contributes to sustainable development; The success will be determined via wide range of metrics including but not limited to number of visitors on the learning platform, number of downloaded certificates per, number of people who got Jobs upon their on line training; Number of start-ups and small created per year thanks to entrepreneurship and innovation skills acquired through the platform. The project target will be any Congolese citizen equipped internet connected device and with an acceptable literacy level that can allow him to write and read in French or in one of the four national languages. Private and public schools and companies will be among our key targets.

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Plans for implementation and sustainability

Collaborators to be involved in the business will be of different categories depending on the type of support that will be required from them. Thus, collaborators will include but not limited to: 1.Learning materials designers: The designing of learning materials will require a wide range of experts in the area of education and vocational training. 2.Software developers: Software developers will be required to build up the learning platform and then load the learning materials on the platform. They will be also required to ensure the platform continuous development and accordingly accommodate millions of users. 3.Telecommunications: company/Internet providers Partnership with telecommunication companies like VODACOM, AIRTEL, ORANGE and other companies will be highly required to promote the delivery of learning services to about 60 million of 3G and 4G smartphones users. Moreover the project will need private servers and reliable internet provider to provide high quality learning services to millions of computer users. 4. Mining Industry and other Goods production companies: Companies in mining sector will be among potential partners as they needs a continuous upskilling of their manpower. Therefore, learning curriculums to cover all mining related skills needs will be accordingly designed. 5. Government Institutions: Partnership with government institutions like the ministry of education, the ministry of labour and vocational training, the ministry of media and telecommunication will be required to respectively obtain the approval of the learning content approval and the website registration. 6. Finance Source. Loans, donors will be the source of our finance.

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Your profile

I am a DRC citizen, born in 1980 the 27th day of December, I hold a bachelor degree of metals engineering from the Official University Of Lubumbashi. I have more than 10 years experience in training and development in mining industry and I am currently leading the training department of FRONTIER SA, one of the big mining companies in The Democratic Republic of the Congo. I also hold certificates in training and development and a diploma in Human resources management respectively from the University Of Cape Town (UCT) and ALISON based in the United Kingdom. Besides the focus on employees skills development, I was as well the chairperson in the vocational training program of local communities surrounding the mining projects. Thus with my first employer I worked for, more than 400 peoples were trained different trades including but not limited to industrial and domestic electricity, Auto Mechanics; Millwright; Plant Mechanic, Welding and Boilermaking While most of trained people got Jobs within the region, some of them opened up small businesses in the community based using knowledge and skills they acquired from TENKE FUNGURUME MINING Training Centre a former affiliate of FREEPORT McMorran where I worked for 3 Years and 8 months prior to Joining my current employer. I consulted national and international vocational institutions like the immersive technologies specialized in the simulation of Mining Equipment; The National Institute of vocational training (INPP) recently upgraded by the JICA (Japanese, International), and ELANEX, a high standard translation company I used to translation multiple training programs. The DRC is one of the richest countries in terms of natural resources however, the country is facing multiple challenges to bring major part of its human capital to an acceptable standards of knowledge and skills so that cater for sustainable development

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October 22, 2020 17:51

My dear friend @MAYEBA, I honestly thank you for the support received from you on this campus. Your votes and comments on my idea and that of other campus members I suppose, have gone a long way helping to review and make our ideas solid and ready for the implementation phase. However, with these few days left for us in this campus to encourage one another on this entrepreneurship journey and with the understanding that many of us will likely launch our ideas at the end of our time in this campus; of course being what is expected of us as an outcome of the time spent on this campus, I am sharing with you yet another interesting post from one of the campus articles on What to Do Next When We are Hustling and It Still Has Not Happened for Us

First, it is natural to think that everything we plan to do with our companies and businesses will go exactly as planned. Unfortunately, most often it is the opposite. So, please understand that there is the problem with the hype about hustle. People have this mistaken belief that with enough hustle, grit, grind, tired Instagram platitude, we can achieve any outcome. But that is false. It is a nice fairytale. But it is false.
Sometimes things are not ready to happen yet because there are literally millions of other factors at play in the world that we cannot see. We cannot produce a miracle no matter how hard we hustle. So, the best is to stop trying to force things, when we find ourselves in this bridge my friends.
However, this does not mean that we should aim low, or that we should not set goals and work towards them. The problem is not with goal setting or ambition. The problem is what to do with our emotions during the in between phases, when our reality does not match our grand vision for life or for our companies and businesses.

Secondly, we must learn to become more comfortable in a state of waiting. Not hoping without planning. Not ambivalence towards the results. But simply putting in the work, then waiting for the results to come in whenever time they are ready to come.
Sometimes life just takes a while to develop, and no matter how hard we push, it is just not the right time for things to pop off for us. Force does not work as a long-term strategy for progress. Since we cannot force anything to happen, the only thing we can do is adjust our perspective. We have to change the way we think about waiting. We need to learn to shift from the mindset that associates waiting with pain and discomfort, to looking at the future with optimism and without obsessing about what we are lacking in the present.

Now what is the advice:
When our hustling does not seem to meet with our vision for our businesses and companies, we need to continue to work hard getting things done. Yes, hustle more. That is obvious. But do not obsess over timetables for when things must happen. If we do that, trust me, we will be disappointed almost every time. Friends we just need to put in the work and let life unfold.
Remember to always give the universe space to do what it can do while we do ours, let there be no high blood pressures, depression and getting worked up. And when the thing we want finally does happen for us, let it be a happy, albeit not entirely unexpected surprise. In other words, chill, and share this with a friend who needs to chill.

Dear friend, I hope this helps you in your implementation phase
Best wishes in this journey and in your implementation. Stay positive on the competition. It teaches us a lot of things to keep us sailing to the beach.

I have voted and made a comment on your idea or project; so please should you come online soon, do consider supporting my idea Eduheal with your votes and comments @ https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/26/17805/

Thank you for supporting my idea with your votes and comments

October 19, 2020 21:55

Good day, I hope all is good with you
One can approach the development of an idea totally purposefully and systematically.

KARL VESPER

Would really appreciate your vote.

October 18, 2020 20:44

Hey hope you are doing well, a little excerpt from Brain vs capital
In the case of the entrepreneurial concept for Ikea or Aldi, you could also ask yourself, Why didnt I think of that But if we look closer, we see that very fundamental considerations stand behind these deceptively simple ideas.

I would really appreciate your vote. Have a great day.

October 18, 2020 14:41

Greetings from Kazakhstan! I have found some interesting materials, and I would like to share them with you
1) Undoubtedly, funds will be needed for you (as you already said) to complete this wonderful idea on a full scale. I would like to advise international funds such as The Common Fund for Commodities (CFC), Call for Proposals: Actions to Boost the Development of Finance Markets for Social Enterprises GroFin: Small and Growing Business Fund. You can also take part in contests such as School Enterprise Challenge: Join the movement to build Business Skills!
2) I would recommend you to read a number of books that will contribute significantly to your knowledge about business. They are "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Restoring the Character Ethic" by Stephen R. Covey, "How to Make Big Money in Your Own Small Business: Unexpected Rules Every Small Business Owner Needs to Know" by Jeffrey J. Fox, and "Think and Grow Rich" by Napoleon Hill

I have voted and made a comment on your idea or project; so please should you come online soon, do consider supporting my idea BioFSM with your votes and comments https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/28/19080/
Thank you for supporting my idea with your votes and comments
Best regards
Dilnaza

October 18, 2020 14:35

Hello! Your project is extremely innovative, but I would like to suggest some specific advice. Some of them require making choices. And often this choice is really baffling.

1. MVP versus Ideal Product
1.1. "When you launch a project, you can never tell in advance how the market will react to it. Your vision for your product is a hallucination. No need for fantasies. Start with MVP (Minimum Viable Product) and then use Lean Startup (a set of short iterations). This is the only way to create all successful companies. As a result, you yourself will be surprised to see the business you have created. "

1.2. "People don't know what they really need. A poll from the late 17th century showed that passengers desire faster horses. Only Ford, the genius of foresight, gave the world a puffing iron monster called a car."
"No user in the world saw an iPhone until the genius of Steve Jobs completely, from start to finish, formed and brought to the market the perfect product. A few months before the iPhone was released, Jobs ordered a complete overhaul of the product. He did this only because the smartphone that was almost gone into production did not suit the only user - Steve. Smartphones existed before the iPhone, and they all failed. The reason for the failures is simple - the electronics weren't good enough. Do you know what these were the firms and models? It is true that no one remembers these names. "
"Clients simply are not able to desire something completely new - they only know the familiar things."
"For a fund like Sequoia Capital to invest in you, you must have a Strong Vision. Your idea should be bold, strong, initially worked out, breaking the established stereotypes. Therefore, initially she will be hostile and resisted. Forget about any user, even a Stanford professor, giving you product advice. People will call your service gibberish. This is normal for a disruptive startup. The new scares people. But you mustn't give up. "
In general, don't listen to customers. Believe in yourself. You must know what to do.
Such is the advice from respected investors, backed up by facts. Very reasonable. Old Steve can't be wrong.

3. Singles versus team
3.1. Alone, you are doomed. The Y combinator (Harvard among accelerators) simply does not accept startups with fewer than two team members. And for good reason. First, if you are alone in a team, then you cannot convince even your friend to believe in your product. Needless to say about the whole market. Second, the to-do list for a successful launch is too long for one person. There will be neither time nor competence. You will have to program, draw designs and sketches, prepare pitches, presentations, engage in networking, accounting, open a company, and understand contracts. Isn't the list too long even for Alexander the Great?
Plus, Bill Gates had Paul Allen. Larry Page has Sergey Brin. Jobs has Wozniak. That says it all. Need more arguments? But:
3.2. Nginx is a complex piece of software written by one person. Dropbox, whose capitalization exceeded 10 billion, Drew Houston launched alone, and then frantically searched for a co-founder. And finally, Nikola Tesla - this name alone says a lot.

You should feel that you can turn the world around even alone. Otherwise, you won't succeed with the whole team.

4. To take or not to take money from investors?
4.1. You will be committing a crime against your project and against your team if you do not take the investors' money at the moment they are offered to you. Paul Graham. Startup guru. Master Yoda Y-combinator.
"Markets move in a sinusoidal manner. From time to time they are in a fever with the financial crisis. Force majeure happens. These are tough times. Even if you are doing well financially now, take the money. Then they will press you, but nobody will give you money. The project may show negative dynamics in the future. A financial cushion made of banknotes will help you survive difficult times and overcome the "Valley of Death". Otherwise, a crisis will break out, and you will die with your 100% of the company. "
As he looks into the water. Valuable advice. We must follow. But:
4.2. "Don't take investors' money. Fight for the project to the last ruble without surrendering to greedy financial tycoons. Develop on your own as long as a crumb of bread remains in the house. The percentage of your company that needs to be given back in return for investment is too valuable. Today you will give 35% for a million dollars, and tomorrow you will be begged to take 100 million dollars for 3.5%.
"You have to be an idiot to mindlessly throw away a share in a project for some candy wrappers that will still go down the drain."
And remember: "The temptation to give up will be especially strong shortly before victory." Indeed, even Buddha could not have put it better.

5. At what age to start?
5.1. "A million dollar business on the network can only be built by a person who does not yet know that this is an unattainable goal." A successful startup is always a step beyond the existing one, it is building a new world. Only young people have a fresh perspective on things. Only young people see problems that people over 25 simply do not have. Can you think of SnapChat at 40? Names like Zuckerberg, Page and Brin, Kalkanis are clearly signaling the market to invest in the young.
5.2. "An old horse will not spoil the furrow." Young people learn from their mistakes for a long time, and this process is costly for the company. Building a successful business requires wisdom that comes only with experience. Examples of Jack Walsh, Larry Ellison, who built a business at only 35, show the benefits of experienced people. Statistics show that people over 40 are 80% more successful than young people.
"When we invest in young people, our money goes to their education. The team fails, the business will collapse. Then they start a new company, using the experience gained. After several similar iterations, the older founders finally have a successful business. The wise investor will only invest at this moment. "

6. Do only what you know well. Versus. Discover the unknown: treasures are waiting for the horizon
6.1. "Launching a startup is like jumping off a cliff and trying to build an airplane in flight." Reid Hoffman (LinkedIn Creator, Billionaire, Investor). Throw yourself into battle, do the incomprehensible. In the modern world, competition is so intense that all known problems have already been resolved. If thousands of people know about the problem, then you do not have the advantage of a pioneer. The largest companies pay millions of analysts to report known issues. After that, the giants cast thousands of their employees to solve these problems. Everyone wants to make money. You cannot compete with Google. Therefore, tackle only those problems that analysts will never know about. How to do it? Only by engaging in a completely new direction in which no one has experience, including you. You will be the first to gain experience in the process.
6.2. Do only what you know well. Successful start-ups are obtained solely on the inside, on a deep knowledge of the industry. Long-term work in some areas gives a person an understanding of problems that others simply do not see. You need to quickly overcome the "Valley of Death" and make a profit. It is an unaffordable luxury to waste resources on experimentation. For every Columbus, there are thousands of seafarers still feeding fish at the bottom of coral reefs.

7. Know your monetization or just attract users
7.1. Before starting the project, decide on how the service will make money. Do you have a ton of users, cool retention (return) and insane growth that Facebook never dreamed of? Wait to rejoice, history remembers a ton of these failed companies. As a rule, they sell a ruble for 10 kopecks. For example, free services for uploading pictures and inserting to forums, services for free uploading files - such projects are rapidly gaining popularity, but, like two-hundred-kilogram boars, they constantly consume the capacity of server disks and the bandwidth of your communication channels. Soon, losses start to amount to hundreds of thousands of dollars. And so it will be until you run out of money. After all, closing such a traffic project for a startup is worse than stepping on your throat.
More examples - YouTube's appetite was reaching a million dollars a day before it started bringing in the first cent. It's good that it was acquired by Google, which had that kind of money. A lot of YouTube's competitors just went broke. Or recall Groupon, which sold other people's services at half price - soon restaurants, whose revenue fell sharply, refused to serve customers at half price.
7.2. The main commandment of Silicon Valley investors is that a project should focus on only one thing at a time. Growth or monetization. The combination is equal to death. Making a profit from a project that has no users is problematic. So forget about monetization and only think about user growth and retention. We will give you the money. Look who has taken over the Internet now - giants like Pinterest, which has reached billions in capitalizations without even thinking about making money. You know, when you're big, they just buy you for that. As was the case with the hopelessly unprofitable Tumbrl (Yahoo bought it for a billion). In our world, it is important to be a big hippo. Nothing else matters. Instagram, SnapChat, WatsApp, Viber and others like them. There is a tendency that is criminal to ignore. The rest of the world just doesn't understand anything about the internet. Just create a project that users will love, and the money will come to you.

8. Is a technical director needed right from the start?
8.1. From the very first day you found a startup, you need a good CTO. Better if it is a genius with Asperger's syndrome. A quiet type, avoiding people and spending the whole day at the computer simply because he has nothing else to do. Such a person can hack the Pentagon network in three days, asking for only two burgers and a two-liter bottle of Coca-Cola.
If you start without those. director, then your project will fail. You just waste a lot of time, initial motivation (fuse is very important), but you can never do cool tech stuff, and your service will go down at the first load. You will have to rewrite all the code, and this is at the moment when the money has already run out, and competitors saw your takeoff and copied your service in two and a half days.
Freelancers will begin to blackmail you, realizing how much you need a new function, and will take the project hostage. One crafty freelancer can suck a hapless startup's wallet dry. As a result, the latter will go around the world with a cart, taken away from the nearest supermarket.
Quality paid development is a utopia. For example, Indians (inexpensive literate freelancers) confuse a footer with a header. Think for yourself, your English is a foreign language and theirs too. Broken phone in a square. Belarusian developers will take money and disappear, realizing the opacity of legal boundaries.
After all, there are many more gifted technical directors than there are good entrepreneurs with ideas. I will tell you exactly. Just look at GitHub - how many talents there are who mold beautiful dummies, and do not find use for their technical genius. They need an entrepreneur with an idea, they themselves are looking for such.
8.2. Why do you need a CTO? You can always hire a freelance student or start a WordPress startup like Groupon did. Jumla to help you. Are you not talking seriously? Are you a serious entrepreneur yourself? Most of the hypotheses are tested with DruPal.
Pinterest was made by non-tech guys. Yes, they changed several development teams, but they knew what they were doing and in the end they won. As the project grows, those. You will need a director, but first you need to do more realistic things. You can't find a good programmer during the day with fire. Skilled guys work for large companies. Headhunters from IT giants are setting up surveillance and round-the-clock surveillance of the homes of specialist coders. As soon as programmers step outside their home, they are immediately seduced by multi-million dollar contracts. Recruiters shake puffy checkbooks in front of them and even show them pictures of yachts that will become the property of programmers after just three years at Google. So don't even dream. Look, the Silicon Valley forums are filled with sobs from founders who can't code. It gets to the point where founders with a design or economics background start learning Ruby or Python themselves. There is nothing to do. The best way out is the friendly guys from India. Take it inexpensively.
Such is the advice. Sounds reasonable. Looks logical, especially if you remember 8.1.

9. Work with or without rest
9.1. Work hard around the clock, otherwise you will achieve a result called "nothing." Bloomberg, who became a billionaire and mayor of New York, early in his career at a brokerage firm worked even during lunchtime, when everyone else went out to eat hot dogs and drink coffee. How many of his colleagues do you think became millionaires? That's right, only he is alone.
In the Y-combinator, it is recommended to close at home and not go outside in the first couple of months of work on the project. Don't go out at all. Order food at home and invite housekeepers. Of course, do it over the Internet.
Do you have a family or a girlfriend? The startup is prohibited from knowing these terms.
9.2. Strike a balance. Mandatory time for rest, family and friends is necessary - this will allow you to collect your thoughts and simply increase your work efficiency.
Do you know the story about the driven horse? Or about sharpening an ax. Two foresters argued who would cut down 10 larches faster. One rolled up his sleeves, and only the chips flew. And the second will chop, chop, and then sharpen the ax. So the second one won. It says a lot.
Not only will you be left without money in case of failure, you will also lose all your friends and family. Think about it. The moral support provided by the family cannot be overemphasized.

I have voted and made a comment on your idea or project; so please should you come online soon, do consider supporting my idea BioFSM with your votes and comments https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/28/19080/
Thank you for supporting my idea with your votes and comments
Best regards
Dilnaza

October 17, 2020 21:04

Sometimes later becomes never. Do it now. . . Success doesn't just find you. You have to go out and get it.

Your idea is great and very practical.

>> https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/28/18293/ <<

October 14, 2020 22:00

This saying from antiquity also applies to the ways to establish a business. However, not all ways are equal. Many seem narrow, mysterious; others appear clear and open. But all of them are difficult and require hard work, or so it is said.

October 13, 2020 15:53

I am out here to educate you a lot in this interactive phase, were we are meant to share with other entries, please share this as I m sharing with your idea and project today

day 96

Have you read Brains versus Capital

Day 97

What does the brundt land commissioners report in 1987 say?

The answer is sustainable development that meets the needs of the presents. Without compromising the ability of future generations meet their own needs.

Day 98

Campus members do you know which the three are three levels of sustainability/

Campus members do you know social, environmental and economic sustainability.

Day 99

Campus members do you know How or If the tenth assignment is part of the BVC course or Social entrepreneurship course, which can helps us to gain the vital talents and build our mindsets to recognize and develop our ideas and projects?

Day 100

The triple bottom line approached expand the traditional accounting framework to include two others performance areas, the social and environmental impacts of their company. It was the entrepreneur who coined the term in 1994.

Campus members do you know that JOHN ELKINGTON Coined the term in 1994.

Day 101

Campus members do you know that the sustainable development goals are;

1. No poverty
2. Zero Hunger
3. Good Health and Well being
4. Quality Education
5. Gender Equality
6. Clean Water and Sanitation
7. Affordable and Clean Energy
8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
9. Industry , Innovation and Infrastructure
10. Reduced Inequalities
11. Sustainable City and Communities
12. Responsible Consumption and Production
13. Climate Action
14. Life below Water
15. Life on Land
16. Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
17. Partnerships for the Goals

Day 102

Campus members do you know what does environmental sustainability mean?

Campus members do you know the answer is environmental, sustainability is to conserve natural resources and to develop alternate sources of power?

Day 103

Campus members do you know what does economic sustainability mean?

Campus members do you know the answer is economic sustainability refers to practices that support long term economic growth without negatively impacting social, environmental, cultural aspects of the community.

Day 104

Campus members do you know what does social sustainability mean?

Campus members do you know the answer is social sustainability encompasses the impact of corporation on people and society.

United Nations Sustainability Development Goals in the following, you will learn what you can implement and contribute as a sustainable entrepreneur

Day 107

Campus members do you know some recommendations and inspirations for direct actions are?

1. Employees are a valuable resources, co-workers and the entrepreneur himself and herself, together work towards a clear vision for the business.
2. Use regenerative energy. Many utility companies generate their electricity using

October 12, 2020 20:01

Creating a Better World for Future Generations

As always when great collective changes are needed, everything starts with a personal change, an intimate mutation acting on ourselves to prepare to act in the world, so that it remains live able for us. We then discover that acting on ourselves is, in itself, an action on the world
Jacques Attali
In 2020, the world was brought to a standstill, urgently prompting humanity to re examine our ways of living and being. What kind of life do we want to live, and what kind of future society do we want to create?

We invite you to take a deep dive into these pressing questions, together with this years Goi Peace Award Laureate, Dr. Jacques Attali. He will be joined by philosopher Dr. Hiroshi Tasaka for an insightful conversation bringing together wisdom from West and East.

October 12, 2020 11:40

Dear fellow entrepreneur,

As we are entering the last month of this competition, I want to share with you several things that I learned throughout this whole journey.

I figured out that PURPOSE is the only thing that drives a business. When the purpose is gone, that's when growth stops. So I want to encourage all of us to go back to the basics. Ask ourselves, what drives us to start this innovation? What is our deepest desire? And why we want to do it? I hope that this piece of advice can help you as well in your journey, and wishing the best of luck for you

PS: We are still looking for some comment and feedback for our project. Perhaps, you could drop by and share your thoughts? As we only have limited voting time a day, We'll make sure we vote one more time for your project if you drop a comment :)

Here is the link to our project
https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/26/17993/

Best regards,
New Revolution

October 11, 2020 20:21

Yes. Even the beggar woman or the beggar man in the streets of Bangladesh, India or Africa has as much entrepreneurial potential inside as anybody else in the world. They simply have never opened their box to find out that it is all in there because they never knew that it is there. Society never allowed, never facilitated unwrapping that gift. In terms of potential we are all equal. Some have discovered or caught a little of that potential, others have not

October 10, 2020 20:22

Dear friend,
It was indeed a long Competition but the journey we have ahead of us is more exciting. Sustainable development should always be our first priority. Let/s all come together, unite and make the world a better place for us and future generations. Your idea / project is just awesome. Being a social entrepreneur requires a lot of sacrifices and your passion and drive will make your business to succeed.
I am inviting you to support me with comments and to also support other entries to get your bar moving before we reach the finish line. Read the Campus BLOG for more details! You can support my idea Building The Infrastructure For African Culture. at:
https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/26/18576

Wishing you all success in your entrepreneurial endeavours.
May your new business flourish, may you reap your rewards and may you reach your dreams.
Good luck with your new business!

Kind regards.

Umar Imam
CEO / Co-Founder
Afrik Designers brand.

October 9, 2020 22:34

There is such a tea all the experts agree on this. It grows on the southern slopes of the Himalayas and is named for the region where it is cultivated Darjeeling

Brain vs capital
Gunter faltin

October 7, 2020 19:52

The concept of the Tea Campaign did not develop overnight. At the beginning it was not at all certain whether the project would involve tea or some other business. I had no firm notions what my company would look like

Günter faltin
Would really appreciate your vote

October 5, 2020 13:59

Greetings from Nigeria once again.
I hope you are doing great?

Dear fellow campus member,

I find your project highly innovative and needed in such a time as this, and I 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.

Entrepreneurs make good use of opportunities to create new businesses and turn them into gains.
So they offer new and slightly different things. Such entrepreneurial spirit strongly contributes to the modernization of our economy.
Every year we see new products and technology.
All these products and technology aim to satisfy human needs in a suitable and beautiful way. Your idea is great. 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 very best. Thank you very much for implementing this wonderful idea.

And let\s I forgot, I wanna use this medium to appreciate your immense contribution to the campus and to my idea in particular, I request your continuous support.

So finally before I go I would like to ask you.
How Do You Manage Risk
And Uncertainty In Business?

Suppose you about to launch a new product into the market and your initial survey indicated a 70 percent probability of achieving your desired market share. You conducted another survey and the results indicated only a 55 percent probability. Will you proceed with your initial market entry strategy? Call off the launch? Or Conduct the third survey?

I\m Inviting you to Contact me, on my page to learn strategies for managing risk and uncertainty in today/s business world. Will be expecting to hear from you soon.

Thank you!

With kind regards,

Umar Imam
CEO / Founder
Afrik Designers brand

October 5, 2020 13:59

Dear friend,
Greetings from Nigeria,
Finally you have submitted your idea project, well I say to you congratulations and welcome to the campus I wish you all success in this College.
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.
Today I wanna shear with you some tips on How To Future-Proof Your Business During A Recession.

No business is immune to the effects of recession, but you can take this steps to protect your business.

1/ INVEST IN TECHNOLOGY.
While this depends on the type of the business or product/s, incorporating technology will help you streamline will help your processes and make business more easier.

2/ CREATE A RUNNING LIST OF EXPANSION IDEAS.
The truth is you can/t predict the future, but the more ideas you have the better. Start Now! Create an list of ways your business could adjust to the needs your customers may have during a recession.

3/ CREATE AN ACTION PLAN.
Don/t wait until you notice business is slowing down before you take an action.
Create a go- to- market plan and of course, a financial plan.

For more information please do not hesitate to contact me via my email [email protected] and follow me on Twitter @oneyoungperson / Good luck with your work and wishing you all the success on your journey. Please try to keep in touch.

Thanks!

With kind regards,

Umar Imam

CEO / Founder
Afrik Designers brand.

October 3, 2020 16:47

Hi there!

I personally think it is important to share the following. We are people always on the move, as if we were on a pilgrimage. Example: after starting a little conversation with someone, ask them what they do for a living. Very few will answer you with pride that they are employees of a certain company, managers somewhere, farmers, dockers, to name a few examples. Our projects will undoubtedly solve so many problems, especially those related to the SDGs as defined by the UN. But never forget to tell where you are from. I am an entrepreneur, I have an idea and a goal, and my mission is for the earth to be livable, always big enough for us, for the generations to come, and for the living world around us.

With kind reagrds,

Chicken 4All Ltd

https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/26/17279/

Jean-Jacques Kabulo

October 2, 2020 20:19

This is a good project that can help DRC citizens improve their living conditions if implemented. It is really interesting and wish you all the best. May God help you and give you success. Well done, JC.

Charles kabeya Ngandu

October 2, 2020 19:20

This platform can push people in different yields to interesting entreprenarial notions due to develop new project.
Go ahead as you are always be strong in creating a platform is the basic for the devepment

October 2, 2020 19:05

My Fellow 2020 Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition Contest, did you know that Entrepreneurial business favors the open mind. It favors people whose optimism drives them to prepare for many possible futures, pretty much purely for the joy of doing so?

And did you All know that Richard Branson said this?

Boniface karanja

October 1, 2020 17:44

Concept: using e-learning platform in education system.
  I see your realistic initiative as a learning management web system geared by instruction unit whose structure and components are regulated by standards,with a data facilitating data base search,an author software,and the general components.
  Wow,this is amazing! good jdea you have here Claude, your initiative to develop a platform based on open source software for interactive teaching is fantastic! with all the tools required to simulate a class,it will surely enhance economical and sustainable development in Congo with the right tools and resources! I support you and to add to this your structure can also include,a teacher, a student to consult the recommended teaching materials and online resources or to download these materials,some students and designated monitors to communicate, suggest topics for debates and to collaboration,a platform administrator,assisted courses and trainings and also exercises.
Implementing your idea with such components of e-learning can add value too!

Its incredible how thorough your idea project is Claude,i also like how flexible you are GOOD LUCK and KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!
regards,
Karanja.

October 1, 2020 13:01

By the grace of almighty I liked your whole plan and the method and plans of implementation.
It is a good and flawless as well as harmless effort. Keep it up and go through and vote for my idea too. I will be glad.
Bye.

October 1, 2020 13:01

By the grace of almighty I liked your whole plan and the method and plans of implementation.
It is a good and flawless as well as harmless effort. Keep it up and go through and vote for my idea too. I will be glad.
Bye.

September 30, 2020 16:20

I was wondering if i could shape this passion, initiative to objectetively engage in participation of rapid growth entreprises
Just so I wanted in solid fire,

I was wondering if the strange combustion of my idea project/days will bring consumer awareness in consumption and healthy lifestyles,

The tension of the world inside of me,
with a vision of working for a common goal sustainable bartending cart development,

I was wondering if I could stand as tall,
for our new generations from a common ground of sustainable development and consumption incorperated into our youths and communities,

While the tide of the sea rose and fell,
setting a global mentality harmonising nature and society,

If the sky would recede as i went,and the earth would emerge as i come on one mission of sustainable world and ultimate goal of well healthy responsible drinking community
To the door of the morning, locked against the sun.

I was wondering if i could find myself,all that i am in all that i could utter if you vote for [email protected]https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/26/18538
Thank you!

September 29, 2020 15:04

Dear campus [email protected], As we are gradually coming to the end of this competition, one important thing I want us to consider is that the organizers of this competition will appreciate if we forge ahead to execute and sustain our ideas with the necessary skills acquired from the trainings, others inputs and from campus articles; and that is whether we emerged as the eventual winners or not. In view of this and in addition to my other previous comments on your idea, I am sharing with you the 5 important Characteristics You Need to Sustain Your Startup as enlisted in the one of the campus articles.

While most entrepreneurs will say that passion is at the very core of sustaining every new business. And although it could not be agree more that passion, motivation and will are one of the most pivotal characteristics for keeping a business alive, beginner entrepreneurs should have additional 5 significant characteristics in order to get a startup company on its feet and sustain it.

Abundant Patience
In the early stages of your business, it is highly unlikely that everyone is going to know what you are doing and be very open and supportive of it. With a little bit of luck your business idea is going to reach fame in no time, however, most of the time, you have to become friends with time that is passing by. Patience is key to sustaining your startup. Take some time to stop and smell the roses. Just because your company is not evolving at the speed of lightening does not mean it is failing.
If you are trying to build a brand that is going to provide solutions to people everyday problems, and you are trying to implement this solution into their lives, you have to accept the fact that it will take some time. Your future fans and clients will probably take a while to embrace your new company, and in order to stand the test of time, you are going to need a lot of patience.

Precise Focus
While it is important to remain focused on your business goals and work on pushing your startup in the front rows of the industry, you should be focused primarily on customers. In other words, become customer obsessed. By all means, do not become so obsessed that you will go about changing your brand and doing whatever it takes to please every single person. Stick to your vision, but keep your followers and clients in mind at all times. How do they feel about your brand? How can your unique vision help their lives?

Persuasive Communication Skills
The truth is that communication can either make or break your business, in several different ways. You may have a supervision, an authentic idea, and a business model that is going to hold up no matter what, but if you are not a good communicator as an entrepreneur and do not know how to portray your company to others nobody is going to want to hear about your startup. You need to be able to practice communication and do it on the regular. Whether it is inside of your company, communicating with your employee or partner, or outside of the company, pitching your ideas to third parties, you are going to have to learn to use words to get into people minds.

Envisioning
Now, you might be thinking, who starts a company without having a vision? Most entrepreneurs have some kind of a vision, but we are talking about the kind that is going to push you through the hardest of times because you can see so far, there is no stopping until you get there. In order to sustain a startup, you need to have a vision, not just for the present or close future, but for the next 20 years. Once you reach your first set milestone, you should not just sit around and wait to see where the road will take you. Your vision should be your guide throughout the entire process, and once you reach each milestone you are going to find it all familiar because you have envisioned it from the very beginning.

Cautious Management
No matter what you start off with, pennies or millions, you should be very careful when it comes to your assets. Startups are a gamble to a certain degree, but great leaders know how to spend and when to invest their money. They do not waste a dime, and they know when they should invest millions when necessary. Get educated when it comes to finances and startups in order to avoid making bad financial decisions that will drive your business to the ground.
We consider these five characteristics predictors of future success. They might not always determine the outcome of your startup because there are various other factors to take into consideration, that might influence the sustainability of your business, and that might not always be in your control. But, these five traits are important to have in order to control the situations and aspects of your business that should not be left up to fate.

Dear friend, I hope you will derive some benefits from this. Also, please do create time and take the campus online trainings as the trainings are there to help campus members understand what it is to be an entrepreneur.

Finally, I have voted and commented on your idea; please consider supporting my idea with your votes and comments @https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/26/17094/

Best of luck in your implementation.

Kayembe Kyamina

September 29, 2020 14:10

Best projet, Can impacts people! Ce projet est capable d\'aider différentes catégories des personnes à accéder aux bases des connaissances susceptibles de les aider dans l\'exécution des tâches avec habilité ! Plus de 70 % de la population de la RD Congo n\'ont pas accès aux livres et publications spécialisées. Ce qui ne favorise pas l\'évolution des pratiques professionnelles, chez les médecins, les ingénieurs, et dans les différents corps des métiers.