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ENVenture is an incubator that empowers rural organizations to learn business skills to create sustainable enterprises.

Founded: 2012 by Aneri (Patel) Pradhan

  • Program Area

    Environment, Poverty Alleviation & Economic Development
  • Location of Impact

  • Headquarters Location

    Kampala, Uganda
  • Product Platforms

    Web, Mobile Apps
  • Budget

    $0 to $500,000
  • Founder Demographics

    Female, Racial or Ethnicity Minority

With ENVenture, participating community-based organizations receive a revolving loan and a business coach that mentors them in launching their own clean energy business, undertaking the packaged business concept from idea to execution. In addition to the incubator, ENVenture is developing a native mobile app productivity tool to capture inventory, input sales, and forecast orders. It’s like Square, but customized for rural markets, designed for use by low-literate entrepreneurs, and runs on 2G networks. Entrepreneurs can generate sales reports and send them to others with the click of a button. Best of all, no computer is needed.

Funders and Awards

Huffington Post Millennial Challenge Competition Finalist, Tufts Energy Challenge, Tufts Ideas Competition, Pollination Project, McGinnity Family Foundation