Winning the Sustainable Hero Award was not only a big honor for the Goodget team, we also received valuable advice from Ernst & Young (EY) on how to start up our business.
As winner of the Sustainable Hero Award, Goodget got advice from EY Partner Jan Peter Balkenende. The clean tech and sustainability department of EY supported Goodget by analyzing their business opportunities with a business model canvas. EY specialists assisted us with our legal and fiscal questions that come with setting up business in Ghana.
In Ghana, we also met with EY Ghana Partner Wilfred Okine and tax specialist Eunice Korley. They offered to help us pro bono with all our questions about tax and regulations in Ghana.
Fortunately we can do something in return: Goodget is now part of an internal EY campaign to raise awareness about the activities of the EY Foundation in the Netherlands. The aim is to get more EY professionals to volunteer their time for a good cause: in our case accelerating a sustainable and social enterprise. We hope the specialists of EY will continue this good work, because good advice is really very important in the crucial startup phase.