Updated: Feb 17
Solaris Offgrid is thrilled to announce our first-place finish at The Business Booster 2016 (TBB) pitch competition. TBB is a leading innovation event in sustainable energy hosted by InnoEnergy, a leading investment and business development provider in the clean energy field. The pitch competition saw more than 150 start-ups pitch their innovations to over 300 industry professionals.
In the first round of judging, competitors provided a four-minute pitch to business leaders and other innovators and were scored on their message, delivery, and potential. The Solaris Offgrid message resonated strongly with the audience and resulted in our admission to the final round of judging. The final round saw the top five finalists go head to head in front of a panel of five expert judges and over 600 attendees. Ultimately, Solaris Offrid was awarded a €10,000 first place prize.
The visibility that we have received from this award will help support our business and attract further investment and interest from future partners. This prize will also allow us to provide financing and systems for a further 100 homes in the Mwanza region of Tanzania (through Solaris Tanzania), providing a boost to our growth efforts.
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About Solaris Offgrid :
Solaris Offgrid supports distributors of essential services to build strong customer traction and greater relations with investors through flexible and inclusive Paygo solutions, designed for last-mile operations. Adopting a bottom up approach in the design of its solutions and creating synergies with a strong network of partners to solve last-mile challenges, the company has already deployed Paygo solutions in more than 30 countries through PaygOps, Solaris Offgrid in-house software solution built “In the Field, for the Field” and its product development services. Leading reference in the off-grid solar market, PaygOps, is engineered to deliver modular and interoperable solutions to address off-grid energy access challenges and distribution complexity. For more information on PaygOps, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.