April 15, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Lessons learned from six years of selling solar in Africa with Doug Vilsack, founder of Elephant Energy and Executive Director of the Posner Center
Come listen to stories of triumph and failure in Elephant Energy’s six-year quest to light Namibia and the Navajo Nation. Learn how (and how not to) start an international NGO from scratch and scale it from a backpack of fifty solar-powered lights to a country-wide product distribution network, including the challenges of starting a business in rural Africa, developing a fundraising program, building staff capacity, and designing a new pay-as-you-go solar-powered light that will change the world.
Venue: Posner Center - Commons