Startup Sunday Season 1 Episode 7 (SELCO)

“Social entrepreneurs are not content just to give a fish or teach how to fish. They will not rest until they have revolutionized the fishing industry. ” – Bill Drayton

selco_logoDr. Harish Hande, while doing his PhD on Sustainable energy at the University of Massachusetts, conceptualized this very idea of revolutionizing the Energy industry by the use of solar power. He along with Mr. Neville Williams, president of SELF (Solar Electric Light Fund) founded SELCO (Solar Electric Light Company India) in 1995. Based out of Bangalore, Karnataka, the sole purpose of SELCO is to counteract the three widely held beliefs namely: poor people cannot afford sustainable technologies, poor people cannot maintain sustainable technologies and Social ventures cannot be run as commercial entities. Continue reading “Startup Sunday Season 1 Episode 7 (SELCO)”

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