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[3 Mar 2014 | Comments Off on Ernst&Young advices Goodget in startup phase | ]
Ernst&Young advices Goodget in startup phase

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 …

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[16 Dec 2013 | No Comment | ]
Goodget wins FMO Award

On tuesday 3. December Goodget was selected as the winner of the FMO Development contest. At his retirement, CEO of the Dutch Development Bank FMO, Arthur Arnold received a fund of which he decided to award $10.000 to the most promising social enterprises in developing countries.
A contest was set up with the help of the 1%Club: 6 running projects on the 1%Club website were selected. The projects were part of a Co-Creation at the 1%Club head office in Amsterdam on October 3. Volunteers of Accenture, FMO, Frog Design and the Schiphol …

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[19 Nov 2013 | No Comment | ]
Goodget discusses next steps with Jan Peter Balkenende

As a part of winning the Sustainable Heroe Award 2013, Goodget had a meeting with former Prime Minister of The Netherlands, Jan Peter Balkenende.
On 11/11, National Sustainability Day in The Netherlands, Goodget won the Sustainable Hero Award from Ernst&Young. This award means we receive advice from Ernst&Young on financial, legal and sustainability issues that come with setting up our business in Ghana. Head of the jury was Jan Peter Balkenende, who served 3 terms as Prime Minister of the Netherlands, and who is currently partner at Ernst&Young. He praised Goodget …

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[19 Nov 2013 | No Comment | ]
Goodget pilot will start in January 2014

Goodget has secured a matching fund from the Dutch Government. This means that we are in business: we can start bringing innovative and life improving products such as solar lamps, water purification devices and adjustable eyeglasses to the people who can best use them.
In the past months, the Goodget team has worked very hard to secure money for the pilot in Ghana. It has been an extremely challenging time for all involved, but we succeeded, and are now ready to give ‘proof of concept’: our four month pilot project will …

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[11 Oct 2013 | No Comment | ]
Goodget wins Sustainable Hero Award 2013!

Yesterday (10/10), Goodget was presented with the Sustainable Hero Award 2013 in the Rotterdam office of Ernst&Young.
The jury, led by former prime minister of The Netherlands Jan Peter Balkenende, choose Goodget as the winner from 5 nominated companies. The other nominees were: African Clean Energy, MUD Jeans, AIMforthemoon, and Greenclouds.
The jury praised Goodget for its inclusive, well thought through business model, the way local entrepreneurs can benefit, and the social aspect of bringing sustainable, life improving products to the people who can best use them in developing countries.
We are really pleased to …