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NETFUND GREEN INNOVATIONS AWARDS
Ensuring Start-ups Start Green
Ensuring Start-ups Start Green 1
CONTENTS/OUTLINE
Introduction/About NETFUND
What is the Problem?
NETFUND Solution: GIA
How it Works
Case Studies
How you c...
ABOUT NETFUND
Established - EMCA 1999;
commenced operations in 2008
Mission ->Mandate: Awards,
Research & Publications, CB...
Ensuring Start-ups Start Green 4
What is a Green Economy?
The promotion of economic growth; while reducing
pollution and g...
POVERTY
VISION 2030 -> More Business
“…Newly industrializing middle
income country providing high
quality of life..”
Turning Green Initiatives into Great Businesses
Money or the environment?
Thematic Areas
ENERGY – Renewable
energy, energy
efficiency, alternative
energy, energy
planning esp. in
building design.
...
CBOs SMEs
Primary
Schools
Secondary
Schools
Individuals
Women
Group
SPECIAL CATEGORY – ICT et al.
The Process
NETFUND-GIA Launch
Call for application Evaluation of applications Winners selection
Gala night
Categorywinner...
Pre -
incubation
Incubation Acceleration
Viability Check Market readiness Growth
•Selection &
verification
visits
•Busines...
Impact
CASES
Video
Case 1: TAKAWIRI Craft Enterprises (Kisumu County)
• Uses water hyacinth from L. Victoria and re-cycled
waste paper to mak...
Case 2: Art Youth Research Centre (Uasin Gishu County)
 A youth group (former street
children) who turn waste into
wealth...
Case 3: Dajopen Waste Management (Trans-Nzoia County)
 Converts waste into a resource
to enhance livelihoods.
 The group...
Case 4: Water Harvesting and Fish Farming (Kericho County)
 Project is on water harvesting,
fish farming and
establishmen...
Case 5: Aqualine distributors (Machakos County)
 Stanley Kirui started the project
that recycles waste tyres to
produce p...
Case 6: Briquette Making (Kiambu County)
• Produces 1 ton /day and yet demand is high e.g.
primary customer BATA needs 10 ...
Case 7: Biodiesels Kenya (Nairobi County)
• Problem: Clogging of drainage system in
urban centers due to waste oils from
h...
Case 8: John Magiro, Rural Electrification
• John Magiro made his first
turbine out of wood when in
standard three in prim...
John Magiro: Rural Electrification
Magiro & PAK
Boston School & Takawiri
Dajopen & Ecofuels
2015
OTHER EXAMPLES OF KENYAN ENVIROPREPRENEURS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uw8Fsy1Z5_I
Ensuring Start-ups Start Green 36
“We have not inherited this
land from our forebears, we
have borrowed it from our
children.”, President
Obama, GES Summit
How to be Involved
• Innovate! Call for proposals- Oct- Nov, 2015
www.netfund.go.ke
• Apply in special category - ICT
• Su...
Ensuring Start-ups Start Green 40
Netfund - Opportunities for enviropreneurs in Kenya
Netfund - Opportunities for enviropreneurs in Kenya
Netfund - Opportunities for enviropreneurs in Kenya
Netfund - Opportunities for enviropreneurs in Kenya
Netfund - Opportunities for enviropreneurs in Kenya
Netfund - Opportunities for enviropreneurs in Kenya
Netfund - Opportunities for enviropreneurs in Kenya
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Netfund's Phyllis Ombonyo facilitated a discussion on green entrepreneurship during iHub's monthly entrepreneurs forum.

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Netfund - Opportunities for enviropreneurs in Kenya

  1. 1. NETFUND GREEN INNOVATIONS AWARDS Ensuring Start-ups Start Green Ensuring Start-ups Start Green 1
  2. 2. CONTENTS/OUTLINE Introduction/About NETFUND What is the Problem? NETFUND Solution: GIA How it Works Case Studies How you can be Involved Ensuring Start-ups Start Green 2
  3. 3. ABOUT NETFUND Established - EMCA 1999; commenced operations in 2008 Mission ->Mandate: Awards, Research & Publications, CB & Grants Awards Programs – NCA & PGA Award, GIA I & GIA II Ensuring Start-ups Start Green 3
  4. 4. Ensuring Start-ups Start Green 4 What is a Green Economy? The promotion of economic growth; while reducing pollution and greenhouse gases emissions, minimizing waste and inefficient use of natural resources and maintaining biodiversity. This requires the stimulation and promotion of green investments in several sectors within the economy Critical sectors in Kenya; Energy, Agriculture, and Social sectors esp. Tourism Ensuring Start-ups Start Green 4 Pollution Climate Change Land degradation Deforestation Loss of Biodiversity WHAT IS THE PROBLEM?!!
  5. 5. POVERTY
  6. 6. VISION 2030 -> More Business “…Newly industrializing middle income country providing high quality of life..”
  7. 7. Turning Green Initiatives into Great Businesses
  8. 8. Money or the environment?
  9. 9. Thematic Areas ENERGY – Renewable energy, energy efficiency, alternative energy, energy planning esp. in building design. AGRIBUSINESS – value-addition to agric. Produce, Post-harvest loss, packaging of agric. products and agric. Based business models, New farm. methods CONSERVATION ENTERPRISES – Water, Waste management, Eco-tourism and Conservation Initiatives. Ensuring Start-ups Start Green 13
  10. 10. CBOs SMEs Primary Schools Secondary Schools Individuals Women Group
  11. 11. SPECIAL CATEGORY – ICT et al.
  12. 12. The Process NETFUND-GIA Launch Call for application Evaluation of applications Winners selection Gala night Categorywinners Thematicareaswinners Incubation Mgt training Technical advice Seed money Market introduction Judge selection criteria NSC establishment NSC training Overallwinner Winners training Idea refinement Prototypeconstruction Investor match Investor workshop M&E Exchange Visits Documentation incubation centers
  13. 13. Pre - incubation Incubation Acceleration Viability Check Market readiness Growth •Selection & verification visits •Business Concept development •Matching incubatees with team of experts •Business support agreement •Marketing & Sales •Access to financing/Networki ng and Linkages •Mentoring & networking •Growth strategy •Research • Registration & certifications - Legal •Organizational systems & Structures for start ups •Business skills equipping –BPs, fin. mgt •Exchange Visits •Prototype development •Branding •Product testing Triple helix model – NETFUND, University & Private Sector
  14. 14. Impact
  15. 15. CASES Video
  16. 16. Case 1: TAKAWIRI Craft Enterprises (Kisumu County) • Uses water hyacinth from L. Victoria and re-cycled waste paper to make business cards, book covers, envelopes and gift bags. • production - eco-friendly, no chemicals are used & water recycled several times. Uses solar energy - renewable. • Manages 28 tonnes of water hyacinth p.m; invasive species in Lake Victoria. • Annual Business Turnover: 18 million p.a.; with a projected growth rate of 10% p.a. • Currently employs over 5 people.
  17. 17. Case 2: Art Youth Research Centre (Uasin Gishu County)  A youth group (former street children) who turn waste into wealth (briquettes).  Briquettes cost less and produces less smoke compared to conventional charcoal  NETFUND supported group to purchase 3 motorized briquette machines; produce 30 sacks/day @600  Created employment for more than 15 members of the group through briquette making  Also make soap and artwork (bead work, fine art, moldings) Ambition is to continue creating employment opportunities esp. for the youth and conserving the environment
  18. 18. Case 3: Dajopen Waste Management (Trans-Nzoia County)  Converts waste into a resource to enhance livelihoods.  The group manufactures garbage enzymes (org. fert.) and biocides from waste.  34 employees/members of the group, majority women and young people, benefit from income generating opportunities  Waste is recycled into 500 eco- friendly products; plastic bags, water filters, organic fertilizers, biocides and enzymes, baskets, mats etc.  300 bags of fertilizer @1500. profits increase by 100% Has featured in the Innovations catalogue & obtained numerous local and intn’l exposures Organic fertilizer approved by Kenya Agricultural & Livestock Research Organization (KALRO)
  19. 19. Case 4: Water Harvesting and Fish Farming (Kericho County)  Project is on water harvesting, fish farming and establishment of tree nurseries  Supported by NETFUND to upscale his project.  Projects involves harvesting run off water into ponds for rearing fish.  Sells over 2000 mature fish at @ Kshs 400 after a period of 8 months.  NETFUND to support establishment of 2 more fish ponds Tree nursery has over 5000 exotic tree seedlings sold @KES 25-500 Project has employed 15 direct beneficiaries including 1 manager and 14 nursery attendants
  20. 20. Case 5: Aqualine distributors (Machakos County)  Stanley Kirui started the project that recycles waste tyres to produce petroleum oil- for boilers (pyrolysis)  By-products of the process i.e wires; are used in the construction industry  Byproducts of pyrolysis sold to Sameer and Finlays  The enterprise has employed 2 permanent staff and 10 casuals who are involved in the collection of waste tyres at designated locations • Project supplied > 60 tons of tyres to Bamburi • Profits KES 332,000- > 1,248,000
  21. 21. Case 6: Briquette Making (Kiambu County) • Produces 1 ton /day and yet demand is high e.g. primary customer BATA needs 10 tons/day • Employees 5 ->12 with potential for more. • NETFUND to improved his machinery to produce more efficiently . • Current drying is rudimentary – relies on weather. NETFUND to explore green house protection and other drying methods. • Main raw material is saw dust & maize cobs. Want to explore others e.g. rice and coffee husks • Generates 300K P.M & uses 75 tonnes of sawdust p.m
  22. 22. Case 7: Biodiesels Kenya (Nairobi County) • Problem: Clogging of drainage system in urban centers due to waste oils from hotels; sanitation and health probs. • The Biodiesel project seeks to reconstitute waste vegetable oil from restaurants/hotels into a renewable and environmentally friendly product – biodiesel. • With support from NETFUND the innovator has registered a company ( Biocycles Kenya Limited) based in Nairobi , developed a business plan and conducted a market assessment. • Product tested on a tuktuk and is viable. To get a big bioreactor. • Employs 5; developed clean cookstove.
  23. 23. Case 8: John Magiro, Rural Electrification • John Magiro made his first turbine out of wood when in standard three in primary school. Since then he has not stopped innovating. • The innovator uses recycled bicycle parts to make a fabricated turbine that is producing 240 KW (from 7.5KW) of power. • Magiro is currently supplying 75 households with electricity @100 P.M • NETFUND to help him supply more households. His dream – 10,000
  24. 24. John Magiro: Rural Electrification
  25. 25. Magiro & PAK
  26. 26. Boston School & Takawiri
  27. 27. Dajopen & Ecofuels
  28. 28. 2015
  29. 29. OTHER EXAMPLES OF KENYAN ENVIROPREPRENEURS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uw8Fsy1Z5_I Ensuring Start-ups Start Green 36
  30. 30. “We have not inherited this land from our forebears, we have borrowed it from our children.”, President Obama, GES Summit
  31. 31. How to be Involved • Innovate! Call for proposals- Oct- Nov, 2015 www.netfund.go.ke • Apply in special category - ICT • Support a category (1st Prize-1M, 2nd Prize .5M, 3rd Prize - .25M) • Incubate a business (Business – 1.5M, Technical – 2M) • Become a Partner – Talk to us
  32. 32. Ensuring Start-ups Start Green 40

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