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SU Innovation

Our new office is in the heart of the Sthlm University campus

Pamoja moves forward with full speed in Sweden. During the last week me and Felix has relocated to SU Innovation offices at the Stockholm University campus. We are really satisfied with our new office.  SU Holding AB serves with experienced business expertise and broad networks, the working atmosphere at the offices seems to be really good as well. We are glad that the incubator has earlier experience to work with for profit social entreprenuership and personally I am really excited to design our social enterprise profile during the autumn. Read more

US Ambassador Smitten with Pamoja

The Aalto Venture Garage hosted a few high level visitors: the US Ambassador Bruce Oreck and the Embassy’s senior commercial officer Nicholas Kuchova. In their early days they had worked in clean technology, working in Panama with a company producing bio digesters! As we already have two prototypes up and going here at the Garage, one with cow dung and one with food waste,  we had the opportunity to showcase these – and to guests who already knew a thing or two about the work we do!

They were impressed and gave us good feedback and ideas about our next steps, including financing.

The work continues… One and a half weeks to go with the Summer of Startups program.

US Ambassador Bruce Oreck from Aaltoes on Vimeo.

Pamoja is Starting Off

Welcome to the new Pamoja page.

The Pamoja team

Pamoja for Energy

Energy alone accounts for 60% of the developed countries’ civilization. Yet, this precious commodity is so scarce in sub-Saharan Africa. As a result, deforestation is rolling out from the South to the North of Africa as people cut down trees in search of firewood and charcoal. Most of Africa is dotted with economic trading centers with no economic life simply because there is no energy to drive them. This keeps a large percentage of the population dull and unproductive, ever increasing the cost of living!
Against this background, three visionary young men: Peik Stenlund, Felix Ertl and William Katende, while in Sweden in the summer of 2009, shared their passion to see the change of affairs in regards to this African predicament. As they cast their sight towards this mountainous African problem, what came to their minds was whether or not they had what it takes to create the change they so much desired! Guess what? Because of the passion in each of them, they confided in each other that as individuals they would not manage, but agreed that as a team, it would be possible. Hence, the name PAMOJA. Pamoja is a Swahili word meaning “Together as One”.

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