The Model: Walk us through a specific example of how your solution makes a difference; include your primary activities
The Pangea Infrabox provides affordable clean water and energy for communities in developing countries. The business model should 1) create awareness at local entrepreneurs, 2) facilitate project financing 3) implement hardware, and 4) reduce the problem of unaffordable water and energy, and provide an income for local entrepreneurs. The next page provides explanation and examples of terms used in this summary (a graphical representation is found in the picture InfraBox.jpg). Pangea InfraBox works as follows:
Step 1, Problem + Awareness: in developing countries many communities lack access to safe drinking water and affordable energy. Also generating an income is difficult for local entrepreneurs. Local entrepreneurs are informed by agents that these problems are solvable with Pangea InfraBox.
Step 2, Down-payment + crowd-funding: In exchange for a down-payment by the local entrepreneur the proposal for community improvement is put on-line at a crowd-funding platform.
Step 3, Hardware delivery + support: When a project is funded by crowd-funding, the water purification- or energy unit is paid. This hardware is delivered to the local entrepreneur who receives instructions how to install, use and and maintain it. Furthermore the local entrepreneur gets access to support via phone, SMS, and/or internet community.
Step 4, Community benefits + income entrepreneur: After installation of the water purification- of energy hardware the communities living conditions should improve. Also the local entrepreneur starts generating an income and is able to pay back the crowd-funding loan with payments of the community.
My input is to start this model on a small scale, convince a hardware provider of the benefits for such a model, and scale up once this model has been proven to be successful.