FREE Business Brainstorming Session with startup experts
Thinking about starting a new entrepreneurial venture? Interested in using solar energy or other technology to improve the lives of Ghanaians, but don’t know where to start?
Come hear from Andy Moon and Eli Mitchell-Larson, the Founder and Director of Operations for SunFarmer, a US solar energy organization, and learn from their expertise starting a successful solar company in Nepal. SunFarmer Nepal has installed over 150 solar installations across Nepal, and reached profitability after just 2.5 years. SunFarmer is backed by international organizations such as Y Combinator, National Geographic Great Energy Challenge, and the Clinton Global Initiative, as well as leading solar energy companies.
Andy and Eli are hosting a FREE entrepreneurial business coaching—30 minute intensive sessions to help critique your current business idea or dream up new ones. To sign up for a 30-minute slot, simply complete the short application form (link below). If you are selected, you’ll have an opportunity to work with Andy & Eli to workshop your business idea - come with your challenges and questions. If you don’t have an idea yet, still apply for a chance to hear about SunFarmer’s model of incubating solar businesses.
DETAILS & VENUE
- Saturday, April 22nd
- 3 – 6pm
- Hub Accra, Osu
- At least two years of post-University professional experience
- Slight preference given to those with energy-related business ideas
Please fill out THIS FORM and submit before 12pm on Friday, April 22nd
ABOUT THE STARTUP COACHES
Andy Moon: Andy has worked in the solar energy industry since 2009, closing or advising over $200MM in renewable energy transactions. Andy started his career at McKinsey & Company’s Sustainability and Nonprofit practices in New York, where he co-authored widely cited papers on climate change and public health and worked closely with major foundations and multilateral organizations.
Andy has spent summers volunteering in Cambodia and the Philippines, and has a longstanding interest in public health through his work as an early fundraiser and energy advisor to the nonprofit Possible. In his free time he enjoys writing and playing music, outdoor activities, and trying to work up the discipline to write for the SunFarmer blog.
Eli Mitchell-Larson: Eli leads SunFarmer’s efforts to expand into new markets.
Prior to joining SunFarmer, Eli was an Associate at New Island Capital, an environmental and social impact investment firm focused on advancing renewable energy and sustainable agriculture. Eli worked across renewables project finance, private lending, and real assets investments, working on deal teams to deploy more than $125 million across 15 direct investments. He also led the development of a 500 kW solar array to power a 400-acre organic blueberry farm.
Eli has conducted research or performed in over fifty countries, and enjoys vocal performance and hiking. Eli holds a BS in Geology & Geophysics and Environmental Studies from Yale University.