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  Phnom Penh

In Phnom Penh city, we are working with our implementing partner EnergyLab to implement the following activities:  

What is it?

A program to support the development of businesses for the agri-fishery market using solar to promote sustainable economic growth in Cambodia. 

This program will help entrepreneurs ideate, validate, successfully launch and even scale up a business through our process of Hackathon6-week Pre-Incubation, 1-year Incubation and 6-month Acceleration.

Our Hackathon is a dedicated weekend to help you and like-minded people come up with a business concept using solar technologies to add value to the agri-fishery market in Cambodia. 
It is a chance to put aside distractions, work in a team to hack solutions: motivated with prizes, deadlines and food to fuel you and expert mentors to help you stay on track. 



6-week program to help your team validate your business concept using solar for the agriculture and fishery market. 

The program includes 
4 Saturday afternoon sessions, a weekend bootcamp and a final Saturday afternoon opportunity to present your final concept. 

The program will help you 
evaluate and validate your business model and develop a prototype concept. 

We will provide business 
and technical assistance with mentors and advisors. 


A one-year program to support entrepreneurs launch and grow their startup business. 

The program provides:  

  • Seed Investment Grant 
  • 6-weekend Bootcamps 
  • Fortnightly Coaching and Mentoring 
  • Pitch Preparation 
  • Investor Introductions 
  • Access to Co-working Space 

How Does It Work?  

The program covers 3 phases over the year: 


support you to build and launch a minimum viable product and secure your early adopters 


support you to begin selling your product, manage finances, organisation 


support you to strengthen your operational financial capacity to grow 

Know more here:  

Acceleration Program 

A 6-month long program that supports solar tech-innovative entrepreneurs in the agriculture or fishery market to scale up and grow their businesses.