Dear friends and members of the ep.Network - Community,
Reaching low-income customers is essential to unfold the social impact of your product and to help your business grow and prosper. More than 140 social entrepreneurs and innovators have registered to our online bootcampon market research that we currently run together with IB Accelerator (supported by BoPInc, endeva and VC4A). Good insights and fruitful learnings for all “Bootcampers” among you!
Also our latest ep.Onsite in Bishoftu/Ethiopia focused on the crucial topic of “Market Research & Customer Insight”. About twenty participants went home to daily business with a declared aim: to focus more intensely on market issues and customer aspects.
Last but not least one important piece of information for everybody who has no solution ready to submit to the “empowering people. Award 2015” but still wants to be part of the Award Ceremony 2016. Just nominate the invention of a friend, peer or partner with the hashtag #ENTERepA2015 and you have the chance to win a trip to our Award Ceremony in a country yet to be defined!
Your epNetwork team
empowering people. Onsite in Bishoftu, Ethiopia - Sept. 13-16
One activity within our "empowering people. Network" is a regionally based and hands-on oriented format of training opportunities: the “empowering people. Onsite”. After two workshops on “communications” in Uganda and Colombia, we again met inspiring entrepreneurs from our network in East Africa, September 13-16. In cooperation with our partner adelphi, the topic was “Market research & customer insights”. This time we were in Bishoftu, Ethiopia to meet 19 network members from 7 different countries from the region.
Interviews at the launch event of the epA in Munich
Our launch event for the "empowering people. Award" this July not only served to solemnly declare the starting point of the application period, but also to meet inspiring entrepreneurs from the network. Watch the interviews with Jakob Schillinger from OneDollarGlasses and Marius Weckel from Smart Hydro Power here:
Articles & interviews
Interview with Karen von Bismarck
We got to talk to one of our jury members, Karen von Bismarck from the Technology Exchange Lab about the benefits of cooperation between networks in finding 'solutions without borders'.