1:22 – Starting a student project
8:32 – The team behind sun’n’go
16:15 – Tips for making remote teams work
17:34 – Advice for future entrepreneurs
22:07 – The French-speaking Swiss startup scene
Anaïs Matthey-Junod obtained a BA in Environmental Science and Engineering and an MA in Energy Management and Sustainability from the EPFL. In the last year of her masters, the idea for sun’n’go was born, after a trip to India with EPFL in 2019. In the following months, they developed their idea further, creating a portable energy center which can be used in impoverished communities to light up the community’s households and charge phones. These energy centers are sold through micro credit schemes. Running entirely on solar power, they are a green catalyst for economic development. In December 2020 Anaïs and her co-workers will be finalizing their prototype. In parallel, they are preparing to conduct their first field study in Malawi, as well as a pilot project in the first half of 2021. Anaïs Matthey-Junod is currently also a research assistant at the EssentialTech Centre, and has just joined the NORCAP Accelerator Program at NRC.
To listen our previous Monday mini-episode series, Startup of the Week, produced in cooperation with StartupTicker, check out episodes #72, 74, 76, 78, 80, 82, 84, 86, 88 and 90 . And don’t forget to catch up on our previous episode with On co-founder Caspar Coppetti.