Where the ideas compete for change
Develop Prize Award 2013 11th June, 17h Copenhagen Business School Solbjerg Plads 3, Copenhagen
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Welcome to the Develop Prize Award 2013 ceremony, the event where the best and most sustainable business idea for the developing world will be chosen. If you have ever wondered who creates innovative, new solutions for problems of the developing world, and what those solutions are like, then you’ve come to the right place. Of all the great submissions to our competition, the three finalists will present their ideas today. Be prepared to be inspired and impressed! Enjoy the event. Develop Prize Team
WHAT BUSINESS ENTREPRENEURS ARE TO THE ECONOMY, SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS ARE TO SOCIAL CHANGE. THEY ARE THE DRIVEN, CREATIVE INDIVIDUALS WHO QUESTION THE STATUS QUO, EXPLOIT NEW OPPORTUNITIES, REFUSE TO GIVE UP, AND REMAKE THE WORLD FOR THE BETTER.
David Bornstein, a journalist and author, specialized in writing about social innovation and social entrepreneurship
AboutDevelop Prize Develop Prize is a competition in social entrepreneurship, where students come together from across universities to create innovative business ideas with the potential of solving problems in the developing world. With the help of experts in the field, the students make each other think and the most excellent end up developing businesses that will make a difference in the world. The Develop Prize competition runs throughout the year and consists of different phases, so that the participating teams can improve their ideas, develop their business plans, expand their teams and broaden their network.
The winning team will receive a membership for the three-month Proof of Concept program at Copenhagen School of Entrepreneurship (CSE). The program is developed, facilitated, and hosted at CSE where young entrepreneurs are provided with office facilities, customized sparring, pitch training, workshops, and access to external experts, mentors and coaches. This prize is a unique opportunity to learn from other successful entrepreneurs and their first hand experience. The winners receive all the necessary knowhow needed to start up their business in the developing world. CSE develops entrepreneurship in society through collaboration with students, teachers, researchers, and the corporate sector interested in practical, diversified, and knowledge-based entrepreneurship.
In addition, the winning team will receive Students from all Danish educational institen hours of professional PR consulting at tutes are invited to sign up and participate in the competition as well as join our workshops. Salquist & Larsen, as well as personal mentoring sessions with renowned experts from our advisory board. BETWEEN
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Behind Develop Prize stands a group of students who are passionate about social entrepreneurship. We have come together from different countries and study programs to promote social entrepreneurship, innovative thinking, and creating sustainable businesses. As a group, we believe that we all have the responsibility to improve the world that we live in as much as we can – and we see this as a necessity, which comes with great opportunities. Develop Prize
Do you want to become member of the Develop Prize Team? See the back of this booklet for the contact information. “Joining Develop Prize not only made me be part of a really dynamic and exciting team, it also allowed me create a better world and prepared me for my future job.” Katja
advisory board members 2013
Andreas Flensborg Confederation of Danish Industry; also founder of Develop Prize Andreas de Neergard Faculty of Life Sciences, KU Catherine Cax Senior Investment Manager, IFU (Investment Fund for Developing Countries) Claes Amundsen Head of Communications, Save the Children Hanne Lund Madsen Senior Advisor, DIPD Laura Kirkegaard Head of Advocacy, AIDS-Fondet
Lone Søndergaard Lean Project Manager, Danske Bank Marie Gad Chief Policy Advisor, Confederation of Danish Industry Shahriar Shams Ili Business Advisor Stefan Mård Senior Advisor, Novozymes Sven Riskær CEO, Pluribus Aps Tania Ellis Managing Director, The Social Business Company
1,2 bilion+ People are without access to electricity
790,000,000+ People are chronically undernourished, two-thirds in Asia and the Pacific
Of the workforce on Sub Saharan African farms are women
JURY MEMBERS 2013
Alexander H. Frederiksen Managing Director and Co-founder, Cykelven
Kai Hockerts Professor in Social Entrepreneurship, CBS
Thomas Augustinus Managing Director, Development Invest Aps Develop Prize
Martin B. Justesen Business Developer, CSE Lab
Villads Keiding Concept Designer and Innovation Specialist, ITU, DTU-Diploma and cph:learning
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“Bikway” – a quick-fix to implement Copenhagen cycling experiences in cities around the world
Bikway has developed a new, easy and innovative way of building bike paths. However, “Bikway is not solely a Bikway path® inventor; it is a consultancy and urban innovator group that provides comprehensible and affordable solutions in planning, testing and implementation of a proper and safe bicycling infrastructure.” The product facilitates the process when planning infrastructure in a city. It is a safe and low-cost alternative that can be moved to fit best the citizens in an urban and rapidly changing environment to satisfy their needs. It is the bike path of the future.
“Clever Light” – an intelligent, patent-pending solar lantern
The Clever Light project has come up with an alternative product to solve the many dangers of Kerosene Lantern that are responsible for hundreds of thousand fire accidents, CO and soot pollution every year in Nigeria. “CL1000 solar lantern offer customers the brightest, yet the most energy-efficient and longer, lighting power than any solar lantern available on the market today. Classic design, CL1000 intelligently issues packets of illumination closer to 60W incandescent bulb than most of its competitors presently in the market.” A product that will light up the future.
“Dazin” – a product needed by each household in the world – cooking/heating energy
With the help of word of mouth, mass communication and demonstration, Dazin expects its gasifying stoves and fuel pellets to include “14% of Bhutanese market within the system for using pellets in any household application through 95 MPU” by 2016. This fascinating new product will accordingly help reduce the living costs of some of the poorest in the world and simultaneously save lives from the dangerous smoke from the wood fire. This is a product of the better future.
SOME FORMER DEVELOP PRIZE
Ruby Cup - Winner of Develop Prize 2010-2011 Their mission is to reach girls and women in developing countries with a product “Menstruation Cup for Women” through a low-cost pricing and direct sales distribution model via partner organizations. Making Ruby Cup attractive in new markets involves addressing a need, making the product available, and enhancing education about menstrual hygiene and the benefits of Ruby Cup. It is not enough just to make the product affordable; they also must convey the message that this new modern product is, in fact, high quality and used many places in the world and by more and more women. Students from CBS formed this buiness in the competition year 2010-2011.
Develop Prize was our first award, so for us it will always be one of the major kickstarters for Ruby Cup becoming a reality.
Julie Weigaard Kjær, Ruby Cup
EcoCynthia Aims to transform the current waste problem of the aggressively growing pest plant, the water hyacinth, from Lake Victoria, Uganda into two valuable, environmentally sound products: Organic low-cost fertilizer and Organic low-cost, climate friendly biogas. Students from KU LIFE science formed this plan in the competition year 2009-2010.
Technoganga Aims to produce electronics and IT services for the health system of developing countries and emerging markets. Their first product was a low-cost pulse-oxymeter and our geographical area of interest is Burkina Faso and other neighbouring countries. Students from DTU and KU formed this business in the competition year 2008-2009. Develop Prize
SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS ARE NOT CONTENT JUST TO GIVE A FISH OR TEACH HOW TO FISH. THEY WILL NOT REST UNTIL THEY HAVE REVOLUTIONIZED THE FISHING INDUSTRY. Bill Drayton, Leading Social Entrepreneurs Changing the World
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