Tuesday, 26 October 2010

BBOXX and the BB5 feature on BBC World News

BBOXX and our first product, the BB5, will soon be featured on the BBC's World Challenge program thanks to e.quinox, the charity at Imperial College London which the founding members of BBOXX helped to create back in the summer of 2008.

Take a look at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qz155BhACiI to get a sneak peak of the video and see the BB5 in action! Also don't forget to vote for e.quinox in the final of the World Challenge using this link.

The full video will be aired on BBC World News on the 6th of November, at 0130 and 0830.

Update 02/11/2010: Youtube link has been updated

Thursday, 14 October 2010

BBOXX at the Shell LiveWIRE 2010 Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards

The BBOXX team returned from the 2010 Shell LiveWIRE Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award last night after presenting to business experts and experienced entrepreneurs about our achievements in Rwanda and our plans for the future.

The BBOXX UK team at the 2010 Shell LiveWIRE Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards
Although we didn't win (many congratulations to Jessica Grosvenor who did!) We gained a lot from the experience and developed some valuable contacts who could help us with our aim of electrifying some of the poorest people on the planet. Our solution and vision gained wide praise from the judges who recognised the impact and potential this could have in developing countries around the world.

Many thanks to the Shell LiveWIRE team for organising and supporting us at the event and best of luck with your business/project to all the people we met in London.

In other news, production in Rwanda is in full swing under the direction of Justus Mucyo and his team of workers. We've now completely sold out of our first batch of products and have some exciting deals to be signed over the coming months. We'll keep you posted with any developments from Rwanda or the UK over the coming weeks and months.