KARIBU Solar Power was a social enterprise that made energy available at the price of kerosene. We designed, manufactured and distributed solar "hockey puck” kits for East Africa. These solar kits are income-producing assets for entrepreneurs and also an affordable way to buy light (and mobile phone charging) for end-consumers.
The solar kit consists of two “hockey puck” rechargeable lights/phone chargers and one solar panel as well as instructional information and marketing materials. We call it the “hockey puck” because it looks like a hockey puck (we have Canadian roots) and contains a rechargeable battery, LED and USB phone charger.
FOUNDER & CEO
Adam has experience in social enterprise, finance, and international trade. He is a Top 30 Under 30, Laureate Global Fellow, and a United Nations Global Accelerator. He is also a CFA Charterholder and represented Canada as part of the G20 Young Entrepreneur Delegations in China and Germany. He has language skills in Swahili, German, Spanish and French.
FOUNDER & VICE PRESIDENT, DESIGN AND ENGINEERING
Brian has experience with product development, 3D modeling and designing for sustainability. He has a Bachelor of Environmental Engineering degree from the University of Guelph. He has served on the Durham Environmental Advisory Committee (DEAC) and has language skills in French.
FOUNDER & DIRECTOR
Sameer has experience in commercial credit (GE Capital), the hospitality industry, and start-ups in Canada and Tanzania. He has an International Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the Schulich School of Business, York University. He has language skills in Swahili and Kutchi.