Best Projects 2020 features all the nominated entries submitted ‘Submit your Project’ category. All the entries consist of innovative projects run by existing enterprises in the form of businesses, NGOs or informal programs.

BioPhil

Published on September 30, 2020 um 17:18

Your title/position

Team Leader/Co-founder

Type of Enterprise

informal program/project

Year the ngo or company was founded

2019

Website

Explain your project in details:

BioPhil is a United Nations Development Program supported project. It provides an alternative to coal wherein it is cleaner, cheaper and more accessible energy source from harmful invasive plant species of lake water; transforming the water hyacinth to useful Biomass in the hopes of creating sustainable Biofuel manufactured by Green Companies that can power transportation vehicles and be an energy generation alternative. The social issue we are trying to address is the lack of access to energy source in off-grid local communities in our region. This is because of the lack of usage maximization of available invasive plant species as energy source, and the declining political and economic state of underdeveloped communities in BARMM, our region. In addition, we also address the proliferation of these invasive species that hinders the livelihood of fishermen as it adds to the scarcity of resources in lake waters, and so declines job opportunities. Lastly, we address the issue on the need of green technologies to preserve a better environment for the next generations to come. The Social Enterprise will provide green power plants (such is the Bioenergy corporation of the Philippines) necessary Biomass to manufacture the biodiesel they need. Biomass is an alternative to coal in producing fuel that can power transportation vehicles and enable the food and beverages industry to operate through its cleaner energy for the environment. This Biomass is an energy source itself that can easily be accessed especially by off grid local communities for its key resources are from the lake waters infested by water hyacinths and other invasive plant species. The business activities require local workers for efficient management thus providing for them job opportunities.

Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development

BioPhil has connected environmental, clean energy, and SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR ADVOCATES ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND BEYOND i.e. Malaysia and Singapore. Further, we are building our project to provide jobs for the fishermen IDPs as well as establishing green sustainable and inclusive communities when we venture on providing clean energy from invasive species. To add, we have successfully created partnership and research support from the Tunku Abdul Rahman University of Malaysia and its network of companies in Malaysia. Also, our project has been tailored with the help of the United Nations Development Program and Youth Co: Lab of the Philippines. The YSE of Singapore International Foundation further extends its support for the project through trainings and market viability. The long-term goals we have set include the following: to provide the sitios sustainable energy source; to control the proliferation of invasive plant species thus creating a sustainable lake water where there will be available livelihood and to help these green companies in promoting and providing cleaner energy source.

Sustainability and future plans

Initially, we aim to establish partnerships with green power plants in our country. Supplying them with necessary biomass they need to produce biodiesel. In addition, BioPhil shall pursue communications with the Green Summit Bioenergy Corporation of the Philippines in order to build a fixed partnership wherein BioPhil will be the water hyacinth Biomass supplier for the company. The Green Summit Power plant expects an annual net generation of 83 kWH through its Biofuel products. By the communications, BioPhil expects to be part of the 3.4 million dollars net cash flow per year with the power plant. Also, the project shall continue on making partnerships to create a bigger green network for market and systematic positive impact through engagement in business expo and project pitching. Therefore, BioPhil will continue the communications with Tunku Abdulrahman executives and researchers for further development of the business idea and endeavor, that is to say, offer our product to the Malaysia green power plant companies also. Our plan is to install necessary initial facilities in manufacturing these pellets and briquettes of biomass, and form contracts with the necessary labor force and startup agencies of our region especially with our focus target which is the Green Summit partnered with the government's Department of Energy (DOE). After, we will present these green power plant companies the guarantee of having to be able to provide them the necessary biomass for their operation so to establish the long communicated partnership by producing the quality biomass and quantity biomass expected. We will also do the same with our partners in Malaysia and to let them evaluate the efficiency of our produced biomass.

Your profile as an entrepreneur

Raheemah Hafsah Pangarungan, 19 years old, is one of the Co-founders of BioPhil and is the team leader of SaRanaw. She is an active youth leader, International Social Entrepreneur, young multimedia journalist, award-winning literary writer and Public Speaker. She won the highest award by the FOI Philippines in writing and was commended for her photography as she forwards advocacies in social entrepreneurship, peace and development. She was the 2018 Student Head writer of MSU ISED Budyong and the current Editor in Chief of MSU MSHS Suwara. She is the youngest delegate and the lone qualifier of BARMM during the National Center for Women's Resources 2019 Journalist Training. Also, she was featured in the Mindanao Gold Star daily for her theatrical performance as Scar of Lion King. She recently won National and Regional Awards for Writing and Photography contests by UNFPA, BARMM, and Project Seasid. She was a Regional debater and the 2018 President of MSU ISED Debaters Society. She wrote literary pieces published by different National Magazines and Media Platforms such as BFP, Empowering ME US Embassy, and Duyog Marawi Magazine, and performed her Persuasive speeches and Spoken poetry as Champion in local arenas. In addition, she is an aspiring social entrepreneur and youth leader. Taking active roles in the institution's Student Parliament, Hafsah is an International delegate and National delegate in various Social Enterprise and Leadership Conventions. Having projects supported by the United Nations Development Program, she is one of the Top Finalists of the Yong Social Entrepreneurs by Singapore International Foundation. Further, she led the SaRanaw Team for the Study Visit Program in TARUC, Malaysia. She was a Philippine Finalist of the 2019 CIMB Young ASEAN Leaders (CYAL) in Malaysia. Today, she continues her endeavors as she and the team find ways to reach out amid Covid.

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October 19, 2020 17:00

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 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.

October 19, 2020 16:30

My dear friend @Hafsah, Having come a long way in this campus together and eventually gradually getting to the end of the voting and commenting phase of this competition, I strongly believe that having taking the campus online training, read through the articles and taking into consideration inputs from fellow campus members as well as equipping ourselves with the necessary skills and knowledge from this campus, we are ready and perhaps most of us are already pitching our businesses and I think that it will be worthwhile sharing with you this article on how to pitch our businesses for possible investment.
It is much easier to talk to an investor if they understand what your company does. As a founder you will have to pitch your startup countless times. To be effective, your pitch has to be clear and concise.

In this post gotten from one of the articles in the campus, the pitch creation process has been condensed to answering seven questions. If you can answer all seven questions succinctly, you will be well ahead of the curve.

The Seven Questions

1. What do you do
Start with the name of your company and what it does. For example, Social cam is a mobile app that makes it easy to take videos and share them with friends and family. There is no need to set up the problem, you can just get to the point.
Too many people spend too much energy trying to make their idea sound impressive. It is ok to keep it simple. Actually, it is preferable. You want to explain what you do in the simplest language possible. This needs to be predigested. Your elevator pitch should be like baby food.

Your goal when answering this question should not be to have potential investors understand your whole business but rather make them interested enough to ask follow up questions.

2. How big is the market
There are two ways to get market size. If you are entering a pre existing space, like small business banking, you can research it. If you are creating a new product or space you can estimate the number of customers that would want your product and approximate how much you could charge them.

3. What is your progress
What investors will be trying to understand here is how fast you produce work. What is the ratio between what you have done and how long you have been working on it
They want to feel impressed with how much you have done in the period of time you have had to do it. This can apply to a company that is one week old or ten years old.

4. What is your unique insight
This is similar to What problem are you solving, but the bar is higher. What investors really want to understand is what you know about the problem that everyone else does not. This is usually derived from multiple conversations with customers, deep analysis of current products in the space, and often personal experience.

5. What is your business model
There are two types of startups, those that know how they will make money and those that have not figured it out yet. By and large, if you are in the second category you are going to either make money by growing big and turning on advertising or you are going to copy the predominant business model in your space. A small subset of companies in the second category will propose a new business model that makes sense given how your product changes the market.

6. Who is on your team
Potential investors are only interested in a few things, How many founders, Is there a technical cofounder, How long have they known each other, Is everyone working full time, What is the equity split among the founders, hopefully equal or close to equal

7. What do you want
There is no need to dance around the ask. If you want people to invest, ask. If you have a question, ask.
Make it easy for investors to help you. They really want to help you.
Once you have answers to each of the seven questions your challenge is to make the answers as clear as possible.

Conclusion
Investors are much more interested in progress than genius ideas. Most good ideas do not look like good ideas the first time you see them so your ability to show progress in your work and intellect in how you answer these questions are two very positive signals.

Dear, I hope this helps in you to peach your business as much as possible and get the necessary funding for your project.
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 18, 2020 14:09

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 14:02

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 19:53

It is an amazing idea you have.
Excerpt from Brain vs capital
You are perhaps wondering why homely business models like Gottlieb Duttweilers Swiss grocery chain Migros, our own Tea Campaign, or Holger Johnsons Ebuero have enjoyed such resounding success? Ultimately they are all typical of simple but well thought out concepts.

Would really appreciate your vote. Thanks

October 17, 2020 14:17

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.

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 15, 2020 21:11

What role does the concept play in founding a company? Neither the research on entrepreneurship nor the practical advice given to startup entrepreneurs places much weight on the underlying idea. Ideas are a dime a dozen. What could an idea be worth anyway?

October 13, 2020 00:00

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.

Your idea is great and very practical.

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

October 12, 2020 07:46

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 10, 2020 13:30

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 6, 2020 17:41

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If you have time, we would really appreciate it if you could comment on our project entry at entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/28/18345/

Have a nice day, and keep it up!
Miru, Angela, and Sarah

October 5, 2020 17:33

Faced with the growing mountain of books on entrepreneurship, why should you read this one? The answer is simple: because it is so different. So plausible. So helpful. It makes you want to reach for the stars, not for the aspirin.

Brain versus capital
Günter Faltin

October 5, 2020 09:44

I hope you are doing well. I just want to tell you that every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. Your idea is great and very practical. And I suggest to focus more on ability to turn your project which helps people to a funding business, as the fund amount of money will help you in helping more people and scale your business. Kindly can you vote and add a comment on our idea to help us on developing it, too.

https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/26/18976/?

October 5, 2020 04:45

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 'QUEST'ionary 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 / Co-Founder
Afrik Designers brand.

October 5, 2020 04:44

Dear friend,
Greetings from Nigeria,
I'm very happy to be with you in this competition and I will 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 5, 2020 02:17

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.

Your idea is great and very practical.

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

October 3, 2020 17:28

My fellow contestant CEC 2020
Have you done your online training and Sec Course?
If Yes
What inspires you, I want you to share to other entries
If No
What are you waiting for?

For today, I am here to educate you on the following 88 days to 95 days of our votes and interactive phase, so after you reflect on all, share to other entries as well, thanks

Day 88 to 95
Day 88
All the components mentioned here are offered by professional by professional operations or by professional service providers. In a model like the founders job involves
1. Conceiving a concept that can be put together from component
2. Finding partners who offer these components at a professional level
3. Coordinating and controlling the interplay of these components. You can see immediately what tremendous advantages the component model offers.
Day 89
Creating a company with components
1. Almost no investment of your own required
2. Almost no fixed costs
3. Variable costs accrue only actual sales
4. Large savings as compared with establish competitors
5. Professional, highly efficient, virtual and global from the very start.
6. Campus members, read this in Brains versus Capital

Day 90

What should you radically say farewell to campus members?

Campus members do you know the answer is your habitual ideas.

Day 91

Campus members do you know what the advantages of establishing a business using components are?

Did you all know that the answer is minimal fixed costs?

Day 92

On what should be the founder as the lead entrepreneur focus?

Campus members do you know the answer is the concept of this idea

Day 93

Campus members do you know How to be a sustainable entrepreneur part 1, is the ninth assignment and already part of brains versus capital course helps in aspiring us to gain the vital talents and build our mindsets to recognize and develop our ideas and projects?

Day 94

Today sustainability is viewed as the triple bottom line model. The concept asks you see beyond the traditional line of business of the profits that your business makes socially, environmentally, and economically. The circles are all the same size which indicates none of the three fields is more important than the other. The overlapping area emphasizes the reciprocal convention and depending of the three sustainability field.

Day 95

Campus members do you know if you read How to be a sustainable entrepreneur part 1, you will learn more?

October 3, 2020 15:38

Campus members did you all know that this serial entrepreneur says, in my experience, poor people are the world's greatest entrepreneurs. Every day, they must innovate in order to survive. They remain poor because they do not have the opportunities to turn their creativity into sustainable income?

Did you know his name is Muhammad Yunus?

October 2, 2020 16:27

We really appreciate your effort to promote the use of clean and affordable energy through BioPhil!

To fund your project idea, we highly recommend using crowd-funding platforms with a global reach like Kickstarter and Indiegogo (or any famous ones within your nation). With users of Kickstarter and Indiegogo hailing from over 20 countries, this is also an effective way to launch your idea to the world, calling attention to environmental issues at a global scale. When planning for accurately targeting your beneficiaries, we recommend the book "Crossing the Chasm" by Geoffrey Moore as well, which is great for learning ways to understand the needs of niche markets.

We hope this helped!

If you have time, we would really appreciate it if you could comment on our project entry at entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/28/18345/

Thank you!

Angela, Miru, and Sarah

October 1, 2020 19:40

Online trainings and courses here at entrepreneurship campus platform, have expanded my thoughts and powered me to restructure my mission too. it is a free mentorship that tells us everything we need to become sustainable entrepreneurs, from building our idea model with a visual map, turning idea into a project based on sustainable development, it is a privilege being here at entrepreneurship campus, interacting with the globe, expanding my problem solving skills. lets resonate together with this
how did you know that you had the right idea?
What are your lessons?
Even, today blog also says this, as of today, these categories along with the Entrepreneurship Online Training will take the spotlight. You can continue to promote your idea or project if it is published and share suggestions and recommendations with other users to help them improve their entries. If you have not submitted an entry, you can check other entries and vote for your favorites. You can also take free online courses.
I am here to ask you questions, questions, questions, and questions rather than seeking answer, so follow this day 88 - 94

Day 88
All the components mentioned here are offered by professional by professional operations or by professional service providers. In a model like the founders job involves
1. Conceiving a concept that can be put together from component
2. Finding partners who offer these components at a professional level
3. Coordinating and controlling the interplay of these components. You can see immediately what tremendous advantages the component model offers.
Day 89
Creating a company with components
1. Almost no investment of your own required
2. Almost no fixed costs
3. Variable costs accrue only an actual sales
4. Large savings as compared with establish competitors
5. Professional, highly efficient, virtual and global from the very start.
6. Campus members, read this in Brains versus Capital

Day 90

What should you radically say farewell to campus members?

Campus members do you know the answer is your habitual ideas.

Day 91

Campus members do you know what the advantages of establishing a business using components are?

Did you all know that the answer is minimal fixed costs?

Day 92

On what should be the founder as the lead entrepreneur focus?

Campus members do you know the answer is the concept of this idea

Day 93

Campus members do you know How to be a sustainable entrepreneur part 1, is the ninth assignment and already part of brains versus capital course helps in aspiring us to gain the vital talents and build our mindsets to recognize and develop our ideas and projects?

Day 94

Today sustainability is viewed as the triple bottom line model. The concept asks you see beyond the traditional line of business of the profits that your business makes socially, environmentally, and economically. The circles are all the same size which indicates none of the three fields is more important than the other. The overlapping area emphasizes the reciprocal convention and depending of the three sustainability field

October 1, 2020 17:14

Did you know that this outstanding serial entrepreneur says that
The challenge I set before anyone who condemns private sector business is this, If you are a socially conscious person, why do not you run your business in a way that will help achieve social objectives?

You Business Will I

Muhammad Yunus

September 30, 2020 19:05

Starting your business is like planting a sapling. First, you have to invest your time and money. Then, you must take care of it while expecting nothing in return. But when your startup blossoms, it makes all the patience and hard work worthwhil.

Your idea is great and very practical, I am very happy to be with you in this competition.

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