People living in low-income markets experience challenges when buying and selling goods and basic services that are critical for sustainable development. This offers significant opportunities to make a sustainable impact while generating fair profits. Businesses can unlock these opportunities, but operating in these markets can be complex, costly and risky.
6 billion people with limited access to basic goods and services
1 planet threatened by environmental degradation and climate change
US$ 12 trillion global market with people earning less than US$ 5 a day
Ennovent provides critical resources to venture projects that are jointly managed with entrepreneurs, corporates, funders and NGOs to successfully catalyse businesses. Each project is customised to solve the complex challenges faced by a specific business. We work as a venture partner, utilising a proven, efficient and partly virtual approach to business catalysation.
Venture projects provide tailored support to catalyse businesses from idea to scale, while meeting the specific objectives of our partners and creating a sustainable impact. The key stages of catalysation are:
Develop business models for business ventures
Analyse the feasibility of innovative business models
Test and validate business model assumptions
Operationalise and refine business models
Enhance the conditions required for scaling
We bring four critical resources to venture projects that complement the contributions of our partners and ensure successful catalysation of business ventures.
Tailored startup expertise from idea stage to scalability
Implementation support from Ennovent’s local team
Diverse network of Investors, Specialists & Vendors
Grants, equity or debt funding access from our network
Governments, Development Agencies, Academic Institutions
Startups, Social Entrepreneurs, SMEs, Companies, MNCs
NGOs, Foundations, Charities, Advocacy Groups
Our unique, long-term partnerships offer entrepreneurs, corporates, funders and NGOs light-to-deep engagement options tailored to their specific objectives.
Critical insights from our experience of catalysing business ventures with sustainable solutions for low-income markets have been synthesised into a series of position papers available for download below.
Frugal Innovation: Accessing New Business Opportunities in Low-income Markets
Startup Governance: Promoting Effective Governance Amongst Social Enterprises
Venture Partnerships: Catalysing Sustainable Business Ventures in Low-Income Markets
Private Sector Collaboration: Enablling Collaboration Between Corporations and Startups
The success of venture partnerships is measured by the valuable and lasting benefits we create for our partners, society and the planet.
Increase revenues, reduce costs and ensure fair profits
Optimise social, economic and environmental impact
We ensure that catalysed businesses promote a fair distribution of economic value between all stakeholders, from people living on a low income to venture partners. These ventures also strive to improve cultural, biodiversity and climate impacts.
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