Finalists for the Swiss Student Sustainability Challenge!

We are thrilled to have made it to the list of finalists for the Swiss Student Sustainability Challenge!

Jan’s energetic pitching payed off, and now we are on the track for some advanced coaching.

The final pitching and decision will be in October, and we will work hard to implement the feedback that we received in the first round of application!

 

Webpage building-session

We used the chance for free coffee and ‘Gipfeli’ at the Student Project House ‘Makerspace breakfast’ for an extended session to improve our webpage. Feel free to nagivate the hopefully now cleaned-up layout, and marvel at the new design.

Case progress Sarajevo – SIGNED!

All legal documents and signatures by donor, recipient and administrations have been arranged for the upcoming shipping of 4 valuable chemistry analytics devices (10-30 years old) from ETH Zurich to University of Sarajevo. We are looking forward to an impactful transfer and a long-lasting collaboration between all partners.

Clinton Global Initiative, Chicago 2018

We have been selected to present our activities at this year’s Clinton Global Initiative (CGI U) conference in Chicago! Like last year, we will meet around 1000 other social entrepreneurs active in the fields of poverty alleviation, education, public health, etc., attend workshops, and benefit from a great network of foundations and other successful change makers. Learn more at https://www.clintonfoundation.org/clinton-global-initiative/meetings/cgi-university/about/about-cgiu

 

Clinton Global Initiative conference, Boston, USA

Wilfred and Jan had a great time at CGI U 2017 in Boston – what an experience!! We networked with over 1000 Social Entrepreneurs, attended workshops and panel discussions led by Bill and Chelsea Clinton about a better future, and pitched our idea! We made useful connections with people with backgrounds in different countries – the bigger the network, the better EquipSent’s global matching, the more opportunities we can create!

SwissNex, getting ready for CGI U 2018

Today we had the chance to pitch at the SwissNex hub in Boston and met interesting people, including the Director of Development of the City of Cambridge, MA! He has projects and good connections to Haiti, where also scientific equipment is needed.

Tomorrow we will be at the Clinton Global Initiative conference at Northeastern University, excited!

Incubator announcement: projecttogether.org

EquipSent is now part of one of Germany’s largest social incubators based in Berlin: https://www.projecttogether.org! We receive coaching, attended an inspiring business case development weekend and have been selected among 10 “most promising” out of 300 social entrepreneurship projects!

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Any help is useful! Look around what’s lying around, organise funding, negotiate with shipping companies, find contacts in developing countries – there is a lot to engage in.

Just shoot us an email! Become part of an enthusiastic team to engage in these topics:

  • Supply & Demand
  • Shipping & Storage

  • Legal & Politics

  • Funding

  • Media and Events <<— join us!