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Capstone Final Presentation V1


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Capstone Final Presentation V1

  1. 1. LAM-TECH Foundation Inc.<br />Summary of Business Plan <br />Presented by Tamba Lamin<br />Dedicated to helping under-served students, teachers, and communities in West Africa through innovative renewable energy and low power computing solutions<br />
  2. 2. Agenda<br /><ul><li>Executive Summary
  3. 3. Organization and Program Description
  4. 4. Marketing Plan
  5. 5. Development & Growth Plan
  6. 6. Leadership and organization structure
  7. 7. Critical Risks
  8. 8. Financial Plan
  9. 9. Works Cited </li></ul>ASUS<br />NComputers<br />ASUS<br />12/5/2009<br /> or search lamtechfoundation in any search engine<br />
  10. 10. Executive Summary<br /><ul><li>Science and technology education is poor
  11. 11. limited use of science and technology tools
  12. 12. Target Beneficiaries
  13. 13. Under-served students, teachers & communities in West Africa
  14. 14. Competitive Advantage
  15. 15. Use computers, printers, copiers and network devices with the lowest power consumption in their class
  16. 16. Industry and Competitor Analysis
  17. 17. We don’t have competitive.
  18. 18. We will create strategic partnerships with educational institutions, governments, companies and other non-for-profit organizations with similar aims & objectives</li></ul>12/5/2009<br /> or search lamtechfoundation in any search engine<br />
  19. 19. Organization & Program Description<br /><ul><li>We are a Non-For-Profit Foundation
  20. 20. Problem Statement
  21. 21. Lowest PC and internet penetration ratio in Africa and the world at large.
  22. 22. Very striking international differences in access to computers and the Internet.
  23. 23. “this global digital divide may hinder the ability of non-industrialized economies to 'catch up' with the living standards and productivity of the industrialized world
  24. 24. The high cost of personal computers and internet connectivity remains a major challenge
  25. 25. Our goal as an organization is to bridge the digital divide in West Africa through the use of ICT in education.
  26. 26. Business Strategy
  27. 27. Focus on people development, renewable energy solutions, low power PCs and innovative management processes</li></ul>12/5/2009<br /> or search lamtechfoundation in any search engine<br />
  28. 28. Leadership & organization structure<br />Team of experts from different disciplines of life but with heavy emphasis on those educated and working in the ICT field. <br />Board of Directors will consist of;<br />Science and technology curriculum development<br />Renewable energy product development<br />Education policy development strategy<br />Research and Development experts<br />Grant proposal writing experts <br />Financial management experts<br />12/5/2009<br /> or search lamtechfoundation in any search engine<br />
  29. 29. Education statistics of Sierra Leone<br />12/5/2009<br /> or search lamtechfoundation in any search engine<br />
  30. 30. Sierra Leone Education Statistics<br />12/5/2009<br /> or search lamtechfoundation in any search engine<br />
  31. 31. Financial Plan<br />Need approximately $300,000 startup funding for the first three years.<br />This amount will be used to buy office equipments, rent office space, pay salaries and operating expenses. <br />Individual members will include board members, executives, volunteers in the Diaspora and West Africa. Fees: $100/year.<br />Corporate members will include institutions, non-profit organizations, corporations, foundations, foreign missions of West African countries and etc. <br />Membership due of $500/year<br />12/5/2009<br /> or search lamtechfoundation in any search engine<br />
  32. 32. 12/5/2009<br /> or search lamtechfoundation in any search engine<br />
  33. 33. The Low Power PC Advantage<br />12/5/2009<br /> or search lamtechfoundation in any search engine<br />
  34. 34. Sample Low power PCS<br />Asus, Fit-PC, Aleutia, Ubiguiti Networks, Inveneo Stations <br />12/5/2009<br /> or search lamtechfoundation in any search engine<br />
  35. 35. What’s happening in East Africa<br />Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda<br />12/5/2009<br /> or search lamtechfoundation in any search engine<br />
  36. 36. Marketing Plan<br />Focus on awareness raising campaigns to educate the communities about the benefits to be gained when ICT is used as a tool in education. <br />We will market our programs to attract donors through <br />Social media<br />Search engine advertising<br />Letters of intents for proposals <br />Newsletters,<br />Flyers<br />Billboards<br />Social fundraising events and <br />Word of mouth.<br />12/5/2009<br /> or search lamtechfoundation in any search engine<br />
  37. 37. Typical Operations Flow diagram<br />12/5/2009<br /> or search lamtechfoundation in any search engine<br />
  38. 38. Development & Growth Plan<br /><ul><li>Will be operating in 20 countries.
  39. 39. The first national organization will be formed in Sierra Leone
  40. 40. Followed by Liberia, Guinea and etc.
  41. 41. The first program to be launched will be the ICT Resource center.</li></ul>12/5/2009<br /> or search lamtechfoundation in any search engine<br />
  42. 42. Development Time Line<br />12/5/2009<br /> or search lamtechfoundation in any search engine<br />
  43. 43. Critical Risks<br />Competition and new entrants in the market <br />Security for the ICT Resource centers <br />Political instability in the countries<br />High cost to clear goods at the port <br />Government policies<br />12/5/2009<br /> or search lamtechfoundation in any search engine<br />
  44. 44. Assumptions<br />Capital to fund the organizations activities will be receive upfront before the opening month <br />Prices quoted in the startup summary are base on the prices of goods and services as of the date of this business plan<br />20% was adding from year to year to compensate for high inflation in Africa<br />Products and services to be used in Sierra Leone will be purchase in Sierra Leone instead of the United States <br />The cost will include any miscellaneous charges to be incurred to procure, install and setup office equipments<br />The home office in New York will be paid for by the Chairman/CEO as part of his donation to the organization<br />12/5/2009<br /> or search lamtechfoundation in any search engine<br />
  45. 45. Summary & Conclusion<br />Why? (West Africa – 16 countries) – SL & Niger (DHI 2009)<br />No standard policy for the use of ICT in schools<br />Very low rate of science and technology graduates<br />PC & internet penetration is the lowest in the world<br />Mission<br />The Mission is to promote and increase the penetration ratio of science, information technology and computer science education to under-served students, teachers and communities in West African countries <br />Main projects to solve the problem <br />ICT Resource centers<br />ICT clubs<br />One computer per home<br />ICT & renewable energy research institute<br />Vision<br />To become the Premier Professional Science, Information & Communications Technology & renewable energy Research Institute for schools in West Africa<br />12/5/2009<br /> or search lamtechfoundation in any search engine<br />
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  47. 47. Q&A<br />