Green and Sustainable Solutions Crowdfunding Platform

SL Crowd Green and Sustainable Solutions is a non equity crowdfunding platform. It is also not a P2P lending platform.

It is set up by Innovation SL to enable entrepreneurs and organizations developing green and sustainable solutions to fund their projects through donations. These projects are led by young entrepreneurs, innovators, women, men, communities, companies and groups committed to the objectives of sustainable development and environmental care.These projects also contribute to breaking the poverty cycle in Sierra Leone.

Given our work in building the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem; in incubating and accelerating Start-ups and Scale-Ups, your contribution to such green and sustainable solutions, can contribute to building a whole ecosystem of supporters and ambassadors, serving as a powerful leapfrog.

Entrepreneurs, Innovators and Organisations can submit an idea under any of the following:

  • ‘Green’ Architecture
  • Wastewater treatment
  • Recycling and waste management.
  • Alternative energy
  • Toilets
  • Food waste management
  • Waste-to-Energy
  • Generation of energy from wastes
  • Harnessing solar energy
  • Sustainable Tourism

Our non-equity Crowdfunding Platform enables you to raise funding between SLL 1.000.000 and up SLL 20.000.000 in the form of donations. 

Big Data, Internet of things(IOT), Artificial Intelligence(AI), are not your friend

Written by Mabel IroonSky Turay
Three days ago, I went to three remote villages. These villages are in the middle of nowhere, void of human pollution and civilization. We used motorbikes to get to the first village and had to walk through very narrow footpaths guided by dense forests to the other villages. The inquisitive, yet melodious chirps, the occasional caresses of the graceful green grass, glimpses of millipedes and centipedes going on about their business, random thoughts of anaconda snakes appearing from nowhere and bush people kidnapping us; it was a daring experience. The villagers were a warm and welcoming bunch. I was truly happy and excited, until it was nighttime and I was told we had to sleep over because it was unsafe to go back to the other village where we could possibly get a motorbike back to town.

Full Article Written by Mable IroonSky Turay

Understanding Innovation in Salone

On  Friday September 15th GEN SL (Freetown Pitch Night )was part of an event explore the status of innovation in Sierra Leone.

Five  Entrepreneurs presented their innovative solutions across the ecosystem in Sierra Leone.  A panel of judges provided feedback to each pitch with the aim of providing them with expert advice to steer the development of their ideas or ventures.

It was quite an exciting evening.  The special guests were;

Tavares Stratchen – from Isolated Lab is an award winning contemporary artist and designer whose multi-media installations investigate science, technology, mythology, history, and exploration.

David Moinina Sengeh – the Chief Innovation Officer for the Government of Sierra Leone is the former Research Manager and Research Scientist at IBM Research Lab in Nairobi, Kenya. His previous work focused on the design and deployment of healthcare technologies. His recent works include Artificial Intelligence, Data Science,  Software Development,  Software  Engineering and Data Visualisation.

The event was hosted at Sensi Tech Hub. Other GEN SL partners included Orange, Cordaid, Insight and Innovate SaLone

Understanding Innovation in Salone:

This event was designed to not only understand the players in the ecosystem but  to explore the intersection of technology, innovation and social impact ventures. By so doing, the event  informed participants about the complex relationships that are formed between actors or entities whose functional goal is to enable technology development and innovation.