After three months of intensive entrepreneurship training and testing innovative ideas, on 29th Jan 2021, Green Terrace was announced as the winner of SmartSpark Cohort 6(Environment) among 6 startup teams, receiving 3,000 USD from Smart Axiata to kickstart their startup idea.
SmartSpark is an entrepreneurship program by Smart Axiata and Impact Hub Phnom Penh, dedicated to building meaningful social ventures that can contribute to the 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
SmartSpark Cohort 6 is focused on environmental business concepts, especially single-use plastics issues which related to SDGs goal 11th Sustainable Cities and Community, goal 12th Responsible Consumption and Production, goal 13th Climate Change, goal 14th Life Below Water, and goal 15th Life on Land.
Green Terrace, the winning team, is a balcony gardening service to help you grow your very own chemical-free healthy vegetables in a very small space at your lovely home. We offer seedling, potting soil and planting space design based on your demand.
“I am very proud of the confidence our team members have shown. Thank you Impact Hub Phnom Penh and Smart Axiata for granting us the opportunity and financial support to further develop our platform. Our platform will have a major and positive impact on the environment.” – Chhoun Virak Ratha, co-founder of Green Terrace
“At Impact Hub, we believe in the power of entrepreneurship to solve Cambodia’s most pressing issues. In this cohort of SmartSpark6, we gathered aspiring entrepreneurs with various backgrounds such as agriculture, engineering, design, or business but all sharing the same desire to build solutions. Over the past 3 months, the teams have spent most of their time understanding about the problems, doing market research, building prototypes and validating their ideas to see if there is a market for it. We hope that this program could be a launchpad for all the teams to grow their passion and skills in building their startups.” Melanie Mossard, Director of Entrepreneurship & Innovation
“Climate change and our unsustainable impact on the environment are clearly the most important challenges of our time and we are running out of time to make the changes we need. While it is easy to get pessimistic about the state of our planet, it is very encouraging to have shared the passion and commitment of these young social entrepreneurs in SmartSpark Cohort 6 who realise that you can make a real difference, even at a local community level, by developing smart ideas that raise awareness of the issues and help tackle real-life problems,”- Koam Tivea, Head of Corporate Affair of Smart Axiata
The pitch marked the beginning of their entrepreneurial journey. All 6 teams were invited to join Impact Hub’s alumni program – Hub Entrepreneurs Club – and will continue to receive support with mentoring, masterclasses, space, and access to a strong community of innovators and leaders.
Other 5 teams such as
Bamboo eco ប៊េមប៊ូអេកូ is founded to provide eco-friendly alternatives to single-use plastic cups by supporting local farmers to produce beautifully designed and locally produced customizable bamboo cups, tumblers and drink containers.
BestInBox is a website, created to reduce food wastes coming from households by preparing a box with easy-and-tasty recipe and perfect-portioned ingredients that are just enough for a selected amount of people to cook and eat each meal.
Xpanz is a youth-led organization that works on tackling the wastes made by the Fast Fashion industry by upcycling your leftover fabric scraps and donated-clothing items into new products.
Green Terrace is a balcony gardening service to help you grow your very own chemical-free healthy vegetables in a very small space at your lovely home. We offer seedling, potting soil and planting space design based on your demand.
Smart Veckchob is a reusable container service aimed at minimizing the unnecessary use of plastics in food delivery services.
Et-Jay is a mobile application platform that allows users to sell their recyclable items (plastic bottles, aluminum cans, etc..) seamlessly with higher incomes and time-saving.
SmartSpark Cohort 7
Join us to unleash your potential and be a part of the above social solutions in Cambodia! Stay tune for the application of SmartSpark7 on our Facebook page of Impact Hub Phnom Penh or Smart For Cambodia
For more information:
Vandara Sin, Communications and Event Manager of Impact Hub Phnom Penh | 015 674 048 [email protected]