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[11 Sep 2012 | No Comment | ]
Ghana Blog #4

Back in the Netherlands again, and we look back to a very successful and inspiring trip to Ghana.
Our objectives were:
1. To set up the local organisation (legal, office, storage, distribution, personnel)
2 Do research for marketing plan and production of promotion materials
3. Definite selection of products for pilot
4. Research shipping possibilities
5. Meet with MicroFinance Institutions
6. Meet with possible partners/investors
7. Research into local payment methods (installments, loan, microcredit etc)
This was ambitious, because there was not much time in Ghana. But thanks to SIFE Ghana we managed to get a lot of appointments, …

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[6 Sep 2012 | No Comment | ]
Ghana Blog #3

Last sunday we presented our idea and our products to selected entrepreneurs from the Accra area. In general, they were very positive about the products, but they also came up with many questions and tips for improvement of the products to suit the needs of their customers. Why doesn’t the solar panel have a cover against dust, and why is there no camera on the solar mobile phone? Shouldn’t there be a cover on the water filter if you want to use it in your kitchen where a woodstove is …

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[31 Aug 2012 | No Comment | ]
Ghana Blog #2

Goodget sold its first product yesterday! Every day we have more positive meetings here in Accra, and it happens all the time that people want to buy the samples from us. For most samples that is not possible yet because we have only one product.
Coming sunday we are going to present the products to prospective local entrepreneurs who are going to sell the goodgets for us in the Greater Accra Area. Our aim is to find out what products they think they can sell to their customers, and of course …

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[28 Aug 2012 | No Comment | ]
Ghana Blog #1

Emmy Voltman is in Accra for Goodget to discuss the outcome of the market research performed by our local partner Enactus Ghana. The outcome of the market research is very promising, it provided us with many new insights. One of these new insights is that pay-per-use is no option in Ghana; people just want to own the products themselves. Also, the market research suggests that in the pilot we should focus on youth and young adults, because they are the ‘early adapters’ for our products, especially when it comes to …

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[20 Aug 2012 | No Comment | ]
Goodget travels to Ghana

On tuesday 21. August, Emmy Voltman of Goodget will travel to Ghana to meet with our Ghanese team. The Ghanese team, led by Evans Hokey of SIFE Ghana has delivered a market research for our products, a selection tool for the first group of local entrepreneurs, and has done research into storing and logistics.
The outcome of the market research was very positive: there is certainly demand for our products in Ghana! So now the local entrepreneurs need to be trained, they need to get access to microfinance, and ofcourse, we …

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[12 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]
Vacancy for Project Manager

Type: Social Entrepreneur
Level: mid-level 3 years relevant experience
Project location: Rotterdam, Netherlands and Ghana
Apply before: 1. July 2012
 
Urgent! Goodget is looking for an entrepreneur to complement our team with knowledge of project management and entrepreneurship in developing countries. Are you ready to take up the challenge of setting up an innovative distribution channel for sustainable, innovative and cost-effective products in developing countries?
Challenge and opportunity
Goodget wants to distribute sustainable, innovative and cost-effective products – not gadgets, but goodgets – to people who can best use them: the 90% of the world’s population …

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[10 Apr 2012 | One Comment | ]
Ghana: Get Ready for Goodget!

From april to june 2012, the teams of Goodget in The Netherlands and Ghana will work hard to get everything in place for the pilot. The Dutch team will prepare a market research and work out an elaborate logistics program to get the goodgets to Ghana. The Ghana team will perform the market research, and select the first group of 5 local entrepreneurs. Also, they will make sure there is demand for the goodgets we selected for our pilot in Ghana.
In august 2012, we will travel to Ghana to start …

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[17 Dec 2011 | No Comment | ]
Under Construction: www.goodget.org

In the summer of 2012 a unique interactive distribution platform will be launched in this spot with innovative, sustainable, low-cost consumer products and best-practice solutions (green business strategies and successful sustainable development projects).
We want to bridge the gap between the inventors of sustainable products and poor people whose well-being and welfare could increase with the help of these products.
Read our mission on this website to find out what we are all about. If you want to know how we are planning to set up Goodget, and for whom, please read …

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[9 Dec 2011 | No Comment | ]
Goodget is looking for an ambitious Volunteer

Type: Intern/Volunteer
Level: Starter to Mid-level
Duration: 3-6 months, min. 16 hours/week
Project location: Rotterdam, Zomerhofstraat 71, The Netherlands and Ghana
 
Do you want to work with us to start up our social enterprise? Do you see opportunities instead of problems, and are you entrepreneurial enough to create your own job with us?
Goodget.org is looking for an intern or volunteer with knowledge of business finance, microfinance and entrepreneurship in developing countries.
 
Challenge and opportunity
At Goodget we have noticed that the distribution of sustainable, innovative and cost-effective products is often limited. Although there is a huge …

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[30 Sep 2011 | No Comment | ]
Goodget invited to pitch @BiD Network Event

Goodget is selected to pitch for investors and bankers at the Entrepreneurs Without Borders – Event in Amsterdam on 3. October 2011.
Entrepreneurs Without Borders, or Ondernemen Zonder Grenzen in Dutch, is a big annual business plan competition for start-ups with business in developing countries.
The business plan of Goodget was selected among the 6 best business plans of 2011, and that means we are going to pitch in the closed board room to selected investors.
Now that the business plan is finished, we really hope things can speed up in the next …