Faculty Advisor

Jiusto, J. Scott

Faculty Advisor

McCauley, Stephen M.

Center

CAPETOWN / Cape Town, South Africa Project Program

Abstract

This project developed an entrepreneurial initiative to help community members sell energy efficient products in low income communities, thereby expanding access to healthy, sustainable energy products while increasing livelihood opportunities. Our team collaborated with the City of Cape Town to assess potential distribution methods and developed a business model with preschool “crèches” as the key distribution location. We developed business start-up resources in an entrepreneurial support packet and evaluated the entire entrepreneurial initiative through pilot programs at two crèches.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2014

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

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