Tilburg - May 23, 2019
Hello Rural Spark supporters,
We have something very nice to offer!
As we are growing rapidly in Sub-Saharan Africa rapidly, now being present in seven countries, Rural Spark is entering a new phase. To finance this growth we have launched our crowdfunding campaign today. You can now become part of Rural Spark.
Not only are we growing in Africa rapidly, we now are also able to offer a complete package to our partners: our smart, modular kit, an integrated service platform, and access to finance through government program. Now we can really reach a lot of people, generate large impact while changing the market, and realise good revenues.
Your investment will help us making a revolutionary change in the lives of more than 200.000 people, all in a sustainable and scalable for-profit way, offering healthy revenues to Rural Spark and its investors.
Check out the campaign and join our cause.
We are very enthusiastic about what’s happening. We’re growing rapidly. Growth means economy of scale and a profitable organisation. We’re realised quite a bit of the investment already, but you can still join in.
I think it’s an interesting moment to join, as we’re about to close some large deals to distribute large numbers of our kits to Africa. You can still be a part of that by putting your money where your mouth is, and electrify the world while making some revenue!
Let’s make it happen.
May 24, 2019 - Yesterday afternoon we signed a deal with Jeroen Kromme for an investment in Rural Spark of € 100.000. Jeroen is already an investor and shareholder in Rural Spark. We are happy to see him investing again! Jeroen has witnessed the fast growth we are going through and the big opportunities that are ahead. We are happy to have Jeroen on board as he believes in the concept of a social enterprise: solving the big challenges in the world with entrepreneurship. And Jeroen believes that Rural Spark will grow to become one of the major energy players in the decentralized energy market. Join us!
May 28, 2019 - This week an article on Rural Spark was published by the Dutch edition of Business Insider: on why we consider Africa to be much more promising than India. Read the article here: www.businessinsider.nl/rural-spark-zonne-energie-afrika-india/
"The social impact is huge. The environment benefits as well if people use clean energy instead of kerosene, wood or petroleum", says Harmen van Heist. "But Rural Spark is about entrepreneurship. We need to make profit."
May 30, 2019 - Here are 7 ways in which we make an impact:
Electrification has a huge impact on peoples life, our planet and the economic inclusion. Quite impressive right?
June 3, 2019 - We are proud to hear such kind words from Emile Aarts, rector magnificus of Tilburg University: "I'm following Rural Spark since the beginning and it is amazing to see how the combination of a technical idea and a smart business approach can now have a huge impact in the world".
June 4, 2019 - In a series of articles in Dutch newspaper Trouw, products that claim to be sustainable are critically reviewed. Today they write about Rural Spark.
Wim Sinke, professor at the University of Amsterdam is enthusiastic: "Socially and economically a sustainable and thought out system".
Arnold Tukker, professor of industrial ecology at Leiden University calls Rural Spark a sustainable enterprise: “It fights energy poverty and it is green energy.”
June 11, 2019 - Co-founder Harmen van Heist was live at BNR Nieuwsradio, questioned by Quote500 entrepreneur Maasbert Schouten and radio-host Thomas van Zijl at BNRZakendoen. These questions allowed Harmen to really explain the concept of Rural Spark. Check out this 6min broadcast (in Dutch).
June 13, 2019 - Daphne Pit is one of our advisory board members. Confident about our traction, she expects us to be the company to push the industry forward.