MCN Update: 20 October 2016

Greetings and Salutations. I hope all is well with you.

The Mentor Capital Network is ready for our next round of supporting amazing social entrepreneurs from around the world. We received more than 400 applications. We narrowed that down to 16 companies, all of whom have built a social, environmental, or cultural mission into building profitable companies.

They are trusting us and looking to us to build a teams of reviewers to provide feedback on those ideas, to help them go from idea to enterprise.

All we need now is you — can you review 2 business plans in the month of November?

Please say yes by responding to this message. I’ve listed the companies we are working with below. If any of them are of interest to you, let me know in your reply. 
2016 Fall CohortAdhmora-ENERGO has developed ENERGO, an online energy data analytics platform that helps building owners or managers to manage their energy usage efficiently by providing easy data integration from any kind of energy meters in the market. Facebook / TwitterAfrican Chicken fights hunger, Poverty and Unemployment to women in rural Tanzania.Alfrea is an online marketplace that empowers people who want to grow their own food but lack land, time or experience. Facebook / TwitterPayGo Ventures modernizes rural households in West Africa – starting with solar energy – by focusing on distribution, mobile-enabled consumer finance, and the best products adapted for their customers’ needs. Facebook / TwitterATP-MD, LLC is a US-based company that cost-effectively combines the remediation of contaminated soils and water with the production of environmentally beneficial bio-products and bio-energy. EcoMadera Forest Conservation partners with forest communities in Ecuador to conserve threatened forests, implements sustainable forest management, designs and manufactures hardwood flooring and furniture in the community factory, and markets them to green construction projects in the US, starting in the New York metro region, providing clients with trend setting designs and lowering their carbon footprint. Facebook / TwitterElevated Honey Co. seeks to stop the counterfeit honey industry in China by creating an efficient, transparent, and connected supply chain between traditional rural beekeepers and urban Chinese consumers. Facebook / TwitterFireflyPower is a continuous innovation company, that seeks to improve wind energy performance. Our patented blade technology is scalable and offers a lower cost, profitable upgrade option for utility scale onshore and offshore applications, as well as for distributed generation. TwitterFreespanz Design Build Pvt Ltd sells electricity to villagers in India to solve power problems on per hour basis.Golden Coast Mead sells mead to conscious millennial foodies in order to solve honeybee die-off and transition alcohol production from monoculture with demand for regenerative honey.Joelex Uganda Ltd. designs, makes, installs and operates bio-gas waste to energy extracting technologies in schools, homes, market institutions, trading centers, urban slums and rural communities in Uganda. Our technologies, work as a toilet, waste disposal unit, where human, animal, food waste is deposited and then used as fuel to generate clean energyy used for cooking, lighting, electricity generation and thereafter organic fertilizer.Musana provides solar powered vending carts to micro-entrepreneurs equipped with multi functional features adaptable to different vending businesses in Uganda.Purasol Vida Natural S.R.L. makes solar energy affordable in Costa Rica, a country that is experiencing unprecedented demand for renewable energy and energy independence. Purasol offers unique financed solar systems with which residential and commercial customers can immediately lower their energy costs and gain flexibility in their energy supply. Facebook / TwitterSolace provides durable, low cost solutions for unmet needs. It provides shelter with cooking, water, electricity, and cleanliness. It provides off-grid autonomy and thoughtful inclusion of the dispossessed. Sonsight Wind has been developing a small (5kW) horizontal axis wind turbine that is versatile and more cost effective, particularly within moderate winds for sale to residential and business customers.Suntech provide affordable solar power to customers in off grid communities in Gambia.