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Tespack in Collaboration with Nvidia – Joining INCEPTION’s program

Shaping the Future Of Mobile Energy

Tespack’s collaboration with NVIDIA, a leader in AI chipsets, is a significant milestone. Through NVIDIA’s “Inception” program, aimed at accelerating startup evolution with cutting-edge technology, we gain access to opportunities, expert guidance, strategic financing, and the latest technical resources. This partnership enhances our Smart Mobile Micro-grids, reflecting our dedication to innovation in renewable energy. The integration of NVIDIA’s powerful technology demonstrates our commitment to pushing boundaries in sustainable energy solutions, particularly in the machine learning space.

NVIDIA Inception Support:

Tespack is proud to be part of NVIDIA’s Inception program, designed to accelerate the growth of startups through advanced technology, investor networking, and access to cutting-edge tools. Thanks to this support our team members and engineers now have access to their free courses and workshops through the NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute. Additionally, unlimited access to the NVIDIA developer forums facilitates knowledge-sharing and collaborative problem-solving. Most importantly priority access to their very sought GPUs and architecture engineers. 

Collaboration Details:

The upcoming collaboration with NVIDIA is set to transform Tespack’s products by integrating powerful GPUs into our hardware. Our primary focus will be on optimizing algorithms, enhancing performance, and introducing innovative solutions across various industries. Leveraging NVIDIA’s GPU capabilities, Tespack is committed to pushing the boundaries of technological advancement. All AI processing currently is cloud-based; our goal is to make each of our machines in different geographical locations around the world a data processing and learning unit through TinyML. This approach, combined with cloud computing and our entity NIKOLA, will output better battery decay calculations and recycling processes. We are aiming to not be limited to cloud computing.

About NVIDIA:

Founded by Jen-Hsun Huang, Curtis Priem, and Chris Malachowsky, NVIDIA is a renowned leader in GPU design and manufacturing. Pioneering accelerated computing, NVIDIA addresses unique challenges, developing cutting-edge chips, systems, and software for AI-driven industries. Their AI solutions empower companies to establish AI factories, achieving unparalleled levels of graphics realism through ray tracing. NVIDIA’s impact spans various sectors, revolutionizing the automotive industry with applications in advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and self-driving car platforms. Healthcare institutions also benefit from NVIDIA’s AI, shaping the future of medicine.

Tespack: Creating the Future of Energy:

At Tespack, our vision has always been to bring energy to the most remote corners of the earth. Our products support communities, rescue teams, astronauts, scientists, and remote workers by providing access to the latest technology that enables them to create their energy. Tespack’s coming technology aims to increase charging speed, increase battery lifetime, and most importantly track energy and its impact.

We are truly looking forward to the collaboration to continue taking our  technology to new heights


OUR TECHNOLOGY

Harnessing Innovative Technology in Challenging Learning Environments

 

We are excited to share about our recent partnership with Save the Children Finland. The focus of this partnership is to further the education and learning of children living in challenging environments where Save the Children Finland carries their programs. Together, we are piloting our Smart Solar Media (SSM) system in Eastern and Southern Africa during this year.

At the core of this partnership is our award-winning Smart Solar Media System (SSM), a technology designed to transform any space into a classroom or office by providing access to energy for powering mobile devices while accessing digital content thanks to audiovisual technology tools. This innovation is particularly crucial in remote areas with unreliable access to sustainable energy.

 

Accessing Learning in Challenging Regions

“We have selected two challenging program countries, Somalia and Sudan, where the backpacks will be utilized in our child protection and humanitarian projects,” says Katja-Selkimäki-Grey, Head of International Portfolio at Save the Children Finland. The testing also extends to Zambia, specifically the Copperbelt region, where a long-term child protection project is underway.

“Technology without partners is an empty vessel. Together with Save the Children, we can focus on creating a better future for children, especially those living beyond the reach of the power grid”, as shared by Tespack’s CEO about this partnership and its importance for the company.

Camilla Ekholm, Manager for Global Corporate Partnerships, echoes the importance of technology, saying, “It is great to see that we can partner with companies whose innovative technological solutions enable us to operate and implement our programs even in challenging conditions, in areas which, for example, are off the power grid.”

This collaboration exemplifies the potential of technology and partnerships in effecting positive change, especially in remote and challenging regions. As Tespack’s SSM solution undergoes piloting, Save the Children Finland and Tespack are committed to sharing insights into its application in their programs in the coming months.

The initiative stands as a beacon, illustrating how joint efforts can support child rights globally, especially in regions facing educational challenges.

Partnership with Government of Zambia

 Establishing a Manufacturing Hub to Energize 800+ Schools in Zambia

Exciting strides are being made as we proudly unveil a groundbreaking collaboration with the Ministry of Education in Zambia. This partnership marks the inception of a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, dedicated to producing Smart Micro Grid Systems (SSM-systems) that will energize over 800 schools across the region. Beyond delivering cutting-edge educational technology, our venture aims to catalyze employment opportunities, fostering comprehensive development in the area.

 

Lighting the Path to Knowledge: Manufacturing Hub for Rural Schools

Our commitment transcends the production floor as we embark on a mission to digitally revolutionize 800 rural schools in Zambia. This initiative encompasses not only providing students with access to energy but also delivering vital digital content and essential training for teachers. By doing so, we aspire to dismantle barriers, empower communities, and chart a future where education is boundless, extending energy and internet connectivity to the remotest corners of Zambia.

Smart Mobile Micro-Grids: Bridging the Educational Divide

Our Smart Micro Grid System goes beyond mere energy provision; it acts as a gateway to transformative internet connectivity. Can transform any space into a fully equipped classroom, our modular battery technology plays a pivotal role. Can power various devices at different voltages without the requirement of a converter, these batteries can function independently or unite to form versatile power stations. 

The Smart Mobile Micro-grid is user-friendly and it has been designed to remove the installation or maintenance phase, ensuring a seamless integration process. Additionally, it features an Energy Platform, allowing users to effortlessly locate the system, monitor reduced CO2 emissions, and showcase battery life cycles for timely recycling. By dismantling traditional barriers, our technology will support unrestricted learning, granting students access to the latest digital education and facilitating virtual training for teachers, even in the most remote areas.

 

Proven Technology, Global Impact

Our SSM system has already made waves across the globe, tested and trusted by leading organizations in over 23 countries. Endorsed by influential entities such as the United Nations, UNDP, Unicef, EY, Plan International, Save the Children, World Vision, Audi Foundation, and more, the timing is optimal for scaling up. By establishing a local manufacturing hub, we aim to make our solutions more affordable in the region, ensuring optimal support for our customers.

 

Gratitude to Visionary Partners

A sincere thank you to our invaluable partners whose unwavering support fuels our mission. Special appreciation to Accelerated Growth of SMEs, the Embassy of Finland in Zambia, and EEP Africa. Your collaborative efforts drive us forward, accelerating positive change and fostering growth. Together, we are making a lasting impact on education and development.

CASE STUDY – Powering Refugee Camps 

In the heart of Uganda, Africa’s largest refugee host, providing sanctuary to over 1.5 million people, World Vision has been making significant strides in community engagement and supporting refugee camps. At the forefront of this transformative effort is the implementation of Tespack’s Solar Smart Media (SSM) system. Since April 2023, the World Vision Adjumani team has harnessed the power of this groundbreaking technology to conduct weekly sessions for local refugees, reaching approximately 85 individuals. This initiative not only illuminates classrooms but also plays a vital role in providing essential information to vulnerable communities in Uganda.

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Implementing technology for good 

At the core of this initiative is Tespack’s Smart Solar Media System, a groundbreaking technology designed to turn any space into a smart classroom. What sets this system apart is Tespack’s modular battery innovation (with embedded electronics), a game-changer that powers our integrated projector and wireless speakers. This combination allows the seamless display of audiovisual content, effectively transforming any environment into a hub of learning and engagement, which allows bringing the latest audiovisual content to refugee camps in Uganda.

 

 

Breaking Down Barriers:

The flexibility of the SSM system enables World Vision to transcend geographical constraints, reaching communities that were once considered inaccessible. Mizamili Ratibu, a Child Protection Facilitator with World Vision Adjumani, emphasizes the impact: “With the SSM system, World Vision in Adjumani has been able to deliver clear and impactful presentations, ensuring that our messages are effectively conveyed to the target audience.”

 

 

 

Remote Learning Redefined – Turning any space into a Smart classroom 

The modular battery innovation plays a pivotal role in the success of the SSM system. Its ability to power our integrated projector and wireless speakers makes it an indispensable tool for remote learning initiatives. World Vision’s child-led initiatives at the local peace hub, featuring engaging videos powered by Tespack’s SSM system, exemplify the potential of this technology in bringing quality education to even the most remote areas.

 

 

Uninterrupted Energy & Digital Education

One of the standout features of the SSM system is its adaptability to areas with limited electricity access. Ratibu further emphasizes, “Its portability, compatibility with alternative power sources, and impressive image quality have made it an indispensable tool for our projects.” The system’s compatibility with alternative power sources ensures uninterrupted connectivity, breaking down barriers to education in regions with poor electricity supply.

 

 

World Vision Uganda Recommendation 

“With the SSM system, World Vision in Adjumani has been able to deliver clear and impactful presentations, ensuring that our messages are effectively conveyed to the target audience. In conclusion, we want to express our satisfaction with the functionality and usage of the projector in reaching areas with poor electricity supply. Its portability, compatibility with alternative power sources, and impressive image quality have made it an indispensable tool for our projects. I would highly recommend this projector to other organizations or individuals working in similar environments”

 – Mizamili Ratibu, Child Protection Facilitator, World Vision Adjumani


SMART SOLAR MEDIA SYSTEM

Tespack Powering Micro-Cinema Nights with Purpose
Joining Forces with TOLK (Touch One Life Kenya) and Fingo

In a world where over a million people lack access to energy and nearly 40% of the population remains disconnected from the internet, and where tackling crucial social issues requires innovative thinking, technology with a purpose lies at the heart of this transformation. We are thrilled to introduce our groundbreaking initiative: Micro-Cinema Nights with Purpose. This pilot program aims to revolutionize the way we engage with underserved communities, using cinema as a catalyst for change while also entertaining and educating.

A Cinematic Revolution for Social Change

The most challenging places to reach, educate, or entertain are usually those with no infrastructure. For this reason, we are introducing Micro-Cinema Nights with Purpose, an initiative that harnesses the power of technology to address these pressing challenges.

Our pioneering program combines the magic of movies with the urgency of social advocacy. Instead of commercials, we offer constructive content and testimonials based on the subject or topic. We showcase the latest movies and broadcast these movies in remote areas where there is no existing infrastructure. This is possible due to our mobile battery system, innovative concept, and connectivity access.

We are tapping into a market of over 4 billion people who desire entertainment but lack access to streaming services due to energy and connectivity constraints. Our technology addresses this issue.

We are proud to collaborate with NGOs and partners who share our vision of using technology to create a better world.

Launching Micro-Cinema Nights with TOLK and Fingo

Our journey begins with the launch of the first remote Micro-Cinema in underserved areas, in collaboration with Touch One Life Kenya (TOLK) and Fingo. We all treasure the enchantment of a movie night spent with loved ones, and it’s this very experience that we aim to replicate in the farthest corners of the world. Our Micro-Cinema Nights not only bring the joy of cinema to these communities but also facilitate transformative social change through engaging campaigns.

TOLK, a dynamic and forward-thinking organization, is dedicated to the holistic empowerment and development of community members. TOLK’s project encompasses a range of critical pillars, including economic empowerment, addressing sexual and gender-based violence, community engagement, mental health support, and humanitarian aid.

Partnering with Fingo, we will provide the system to this organization and assist in monitoring the output and measuring the impact of this pilot program. Our goal is to scale up in Kenya and eventually across all of Africa.

Educating for Change and Not Preaching: Addressing FGM (Female Genital Mutilation) with a Different Approach

In regions of Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America, there still exists a cultural practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). According to the WHO, “Female genital mutilation comprises all procedures that involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons.” This practice has caused immense physical and psychological suffering and is deeply rooted in communities with limited resources. It perpetuates a vicious cycle in some communities. Usually, girls undergo FGM as a rite of passage into adulthood. Subsequently, they are married early in life and start families, missing out on educational opportunities and the chance to fulfill their potential.

Past efforts, such as seminars and presentations, have yielded no results, as educating people individually on this topic is challenging. Our approach involves using media to reach more people in less time and teach while entertaining. During our pilot, we will showcase “Queen of Katwe,” a moving film about a young Ugandan girl who becomes a chess master. Instead of commercials, we will feature anti-FGM messages and testimonials from various people throughout the movie.

Knowledge is the First Step Towards Driving Change – Using Commercial Times to Educate Communities

Through our initiative, we are committed to using “commercial times” to educate communities about the devastating consequences of this practice. While the topic is often shrouded in silence, we believe that knowledge is the first step towards driving change. We are not merely teaching; we are spreading awareness about the reasons behind the harm of this practice, employing a completely different approach that is accepted by elders and tribal leaders. Simultaneously, our aim is to draw people to our screenings, rather than going to them individually.

Communities are tired of being lectured. We are taking an entertaining approach to seamlessly spread the message throughout communities while they enjoy a movie.

By shedding light on this pressing issue, we are determined to challenge societal norms and bring about transformational change. Collaborating with organizations like TOLK and Fingo, we aspire to contribute to the eradication of Female Genital Mutilation and ensure a safer and healthier future for women and girls.

In the past, TOLK has reached 3000 people a year through old-fashioned processes such as lectures. We are aiming to reach 3000 people in the first week alone with the following partners:

  • Safe Engage Foundation SEF Regesterd~ CBO,
  • World Vision- Kenya Big Dream Phace III
  • Migori Gender Actors~ NGO
  • Ministry Of Jesus Churches MJC~ Faith Based Organization
  • Community Health Volunteers CHV
  • Community Elders

Scaling for Impact: From Micro-Cinemas to Streaming Services

This pilot project marks the inception of Micro-Cinema Nights with Purpose. Our vision extends beyond these initial steps. We are working towards partnering with major streaming service providers to bring cinematic experiences to even the most remote and marginalized areas. Through these efforts, we aim to foster social awareness, spark conversations, and empower individuals to drive change within their communities.

Additionally, we are creating the world’s first green mobile cinemas, reinforcing our commitment to sustainable development and environmental consciousness.

Join Us on This Journey

If you represent a streaming service that wants to reach 4 billion people without electricity or internet access, please contact us. We are seeking content partners such as HBO, Netflix, Disney, or anyone passionate about making a meaningful impact and joining us on this transformative journey. Together, we can build a world where cinema not only entertains but also empowers, educates, and uplifts communities.

To get involved or learn more about this initiative, please contact us at info@tespack.com. Your support can be the driving force behind positive change and a brighter future for all.

Tespack Powering Micro-Cinema Nights with Purpose
Joining Forces with TOLK (Touch One Life Kenya) and Fingo

In a world where over a million people lack access to energy and nearly 40% of the population remains disconnected from the internet, and where tackling crucial social issues requires innovative thinking, technology with a purpose lies at the heart of this transformation. We are thrilled to introduce our groundbreaking initiative: Micro-Cinema Nights with Purpose. This pilot program aims to revolutionize the way we engage with underserved communities, using cinema as a catalyst for change while also entertaining and educating.

A Cinematic Revolution for Social Change

The most challenging places to reach, educate, or entertain are usually those with no infrastructure. For this reason, we are introducing Micro-Cinema Nights with Purpose, an initiative that harnesses the power of technology to address these pressing challenges.

Our pioneering program combines the magic of movies with the urgency of social advocacy. Instead of commercials, we offer constructive content and testimonials based on the subject or topic. We showcase the latest movies and broadcast these movies in remote areas where there is no existing infrastructure. This is possible due to our mobile battery system, innovative concept, and connectivity access.

We are tapping into a market of over 4 billion people who desire entertainment but lack access to streaming services due to energy and connectivity constraints. Our technology addresses this issue.

We are proud to collaborate with NGOs and partners who share our vision of using technology to create a better world.

Launching Micro-Cinema Nights with TOLK and Fingo

Our journey begins with the launch of the first remote Micro-Cinema in underserved areas, in collaboration with Touch One Life Kenya (TOLK) and Fingo. We all treasure the enchantment of a movie night spent with loved ones, and it’s this very experience that we aim to replicate in the farthest corners of the world. Our Micro-Cinema Nights not only bring the joy of cinema to these communities but also facilitate transformative social change through engaging campaigns.

TOLK, a dynamic and forward-thinking organization, is dedicated to the holistic empowerment and development of community members. TOLK’s project encompasses a range of critical pillars, including economic empowerment, addressing sexual and gender-based violence, community engagement, mental health support, and humanitarian aid.

Partnering with Fingo, we will provide the system to this organization and assist in monitoring the output and measuring the impact of this pilot program. Our goal is to scale up in Kenya and eventually across all of Africa.

Educating for Change and Not Preaching: Addressing FGM (Female Genital Mutilation) with a Different Approach

In regions of Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America, there still exists a cultural practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). According to the WHO, “Female genital mutilation comprises all procedures that involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons.” This practice has caused immense physical and psychological suffering and is deeply rooted in communities with limited resources. It perpetuates a vicious cycle in some communities. Usually, girls undergo FGM as a rite of passage into adulthood. Subsequently, they are married early in life and start families, missing out on educational opportunities and the chance to fulfill their potential.

Past efforts, such as seminars and presentations, have yielded no results, as educating people individually on this topic is challenging. Our approach involves using media to reach more people in less time and teach while entertaining. During our pilot, we will showcase “Queen of Katwe,” a moving film about a young Ugandan girl who becomes a chess master. Instead of commercials, we will feature anti-FGM messages and testimonials from various people throughout the movie.

Knowledge is the First Step Towards Driving Change – Using Commercial Times to Educate Communities

Through our initiative, we are committed to using “commercial times” to educate communities about the devastating consequences of this practice. While the topic is often shrouded in silence, we believe that knowledge is the first step towards driving change. We are not merely teaching; we are spreading awareness about the reasons behind the harm of this practice, employing a completely different approach that is accepted by elders and tribal leaders. Simultaneously, our aim is to draw people to our screenings, rather than going to them individually.

Communities are tired of being lectured. We are taking an entertaining approach to seamlessly spread the message throughout communities while they enjoy a movie.

By shedding light on this pressing issue, we are determined to challenge societal norms and bring about transformational change. Collaborating with organizations like TOLK and Fingo, we aspire to contribute to the eradication of Female Genital Mutilation and ensure a safer and healthier future for women and girls.

In the past, TOLK has reached 3000 people a year through old-fashioned processes such as lectures. We are aiming to reach 3000 people in the first week alone with the following partners:

  • Safe Engage Foundation SEF Regesterd~ CBO,
  • World Vision- Kenya Big Dream Phace III
  • Migori Gender Actors~ NGO
  • Ministry Of Jesus Churches MJC~ Faith Based Organization
  • Community Health Volunteers CHV
  • Community Elders

Scaling for Impact: From Micro-Cinemas to Streaming Services

This pilot project marks the inception of Micro-Cinema Nights with Purpose. Our vision extends beyond these initial steps. We are working towards partnering with major streaming service providers to bring cinematic experiences to even the most remote and marginalized areas. Through these efforts, we aim to foster social awareness, spark conversations, and empower individuals to drive change within their communities.

Additionally, we are creating the world’s first green mobile cinemas, reinforcing our commitment to sustainable development and environmental consciousness.

Join Us on This Journey

If you represent a streaming service that wants to reach 4 billion people without electricity or internet access, please contact us. We are seeking content partners such as HBO, Netflix, Disney, or anyone passionate about making a meaningful impact and joining us on this transformative journey. Together, we can build a world where cinema not only entertains but also empowers, educates, and uplifts communities.

To get involved or learn more about this initiative, please contact us at info@tespack.com. Your support can be the driving force behind positive change and a brighter future for all.

Selected to join Mastercard Lighthouse Massiv Partnership Programme

At Tespack, our unwavering dedication to innovation, sustainability, and meaningful social change has always been at the core of our mission. We are thrilled to announce some exciting news: Tespack has earned a coveted spot in Mastercard’s esteemed Lighthouse MASSIV Partnership Programme. Among thousands of companies, we have been selected to be part of this remarkable initiative. This program stands as a beacon of hope for a world striving for sustainability and societal advancement. It carefully chooses top-impact tech companies to join forces in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) through strategic partnerships that generate revenue. 

Many Nordic unicorns, like iZettle, have originated from this program. iZettle, a company later acquired for $2 billion, initially embarked on its journey through Mastercard’s program when its revenue was a mere $60,000 per year. This success story contributes significantly to our shared objective of enhancing payment access and fostering a positive impact and to what it represents to our team and company. 

Modern finance relies on two essential factors for its operation: energy and connectivity. These happen to be the core areas of expertise for Tespack. 

For this reason, we are thrilled to join the program alongside four other amazing companies: 7Analyics, Arbonics, Openframe, and Responsibly. These innovative and disruptive companies focus on bringing social impact through technology innovation. The entire team is truly honoured to be part of such a prestigious and valuable program, which will enable us to continue scaling and providing access to mobile and affordable energy solutions for off-grid regions.

Our Big thanks to Mastercard Lighthouse

“The whole Tespack team from Finland and Bangladesh are deeply honoured by our selection from a pool of highly talented companies. We view this program as a gateway to transformative partnerships, including the potential to collaborate with Mastercard, which could significantly alter our company’s trajectory. Tespack’s technologies provide connectivity and mobile energy generation, both crucial factors for Fintech functionality. We are poised to strategically address underserved markets, and with our technology combined with Mastercard’s, the limitations for Fintech are no longer existent. We eagerly anticipate the program’s rapid pace of development.” – Mario Aguilera, Founder & CEO at Tespack.

 

Tespack´s DNA and Vision – Energy for All

Our DNA and vision have always been to create smart mobile microgrids for challenging markets and to support the global energy crisis. Currently, more than 1.2 billion people lack access to energy, and 40% of the population does not have access to internet connectivity. We understand the importance of collaboration in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals for 2030. To date, our smart mobile energy solutions have supported more than 28 countries and have worked with the largest NGOs and organisations, including UNICEF, UNDP, Solidaridad, Save the Children, Plan International, Audi Foundation, Ernest & Young, as well as others, to bring digital education, mobile hospitals, and soon micro-cinemas to the most remote areas. Therefore, there is no doubt that the focus of the Mastercard Lighthouse Programme, which emphasises fostering partnerships, will help us scale our impact and reach our growth goals more quickly by providing access to experts from the largest companies like Disney, Mastercard, Amazon and many more.

Mastercards Lighthouse Words

The companies joining the program have been chosen because of their desire and ability to scale sustainable partnerships. Mastercard hopes to enhance these collaborations to achieve the vision of making the world a more prosperous and secure place.

“Over the years, Mastercard Lighthouse MASSIV has featured companies like Molecular Attraction, combatting vector-borne diseases like malaria, TrusTrace, a platform for supply chain traceability and transparency; and SPENN, a company allowing people in developing countries to lend, spend and save money cost-free. It is truly empowering to see the different impact tech solutions that companies bring to the table in the Lighthouse MASSIV program, and an honor to help the five selected companies of the 2023 fall class to find partnerships for scale”

Jasmin Elmi

Program Manager Lighthouse MASSIV, Mastercard Nordics and Baltics

“We are well underway with our vision of helping one billion people live more prosperous and secure lives by 2025. This fall we selected five qualified companies that are at the forefront of sustainability and social impact and impact both people and planet. Mastercard can help provide impact tech startups with the network to scale beyond their markets and supports the companies in realising their impact faster through partnerships.”

Mats Taraldsson

Head of Innovation, Fintech and Impact Tech Engagement, Mastercard Nordics and Baltics

ADVISORY BOARD

As part of the Mastercard Lighthouse MASSIV program, startups receive feedback and support from UNDP, Swedbank, Danske Bank, Synch and individual advisory board members with diverse and impressive backgrounds from investment firms like VNTRS, First Fellow Partners and SKARP. These board members represent sustainability experts, investors, and executives, each with their own global network:

“As we inch closer to 2030, it’s time to speed up progress towards Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals. Through the Mastercard MASSIV program, we get to witness first-hand how more and more impactful businesses are taking off.

Introducing impact measurement and management to the scaleups at an early stage is vital to ensure a continued focus on sustainability as they grow. The private sector’s increasing commitment to impact – in part driven by new EU sustainability legislation and standards – is encouraging and will hopefully inspire others to join the growing movement and accelerate action for the Sustainable Development Goals. At UNDP, we’re happy to continue offering our support.”

Stine Kirstein Junge

Head of SDG Accelerator at UNDP

“Success in impact entrepreneurship is measured not just by financial gain, but by lives touched and transformed. To advise an impact startup is to nurture a seedling that has the potential to grow into a tree that provides shade to many. When faced with challenges, remind yourself: The most rewarding ventures are often the most challenging. As an advisory board member I am honored to assist Mastercard Lighthouse helping companies to grow and activate my network in Afrika and the Nordics. ”

Simon Engelbrecht

Founder & CEO at SKARP

“In a time when our sustainable footprint matters more than ever, the Lighthouse MASSIV program becomes essential in connecting and building an ecosystem for supporting positive change. By bringing together corporates and start-ups, with the aim of creating scalable innovation, the program will help solve financial challenges and drive impact. We are privileged to join forces and be a part of this collaboration. ”

Geetha Selvakumar

Commercial Lead – Sustainability, Corporate Cards & Value-Added Services at Danske Bank

Anticipating the program ahead and the opportunity to amplify our impact with the backing of Mastercard Lighthouse, we’re excited about connecting with outstanding business leaders. Together, we aim to elevate Tespack’s influence to new heights.


OUR TECHNOLOGY

Tespack Powering Micro-Cinema Nights with Purpose
Joining Forces with TOLK (Touch One Life Kenya) and Fingo

In a world where over a million people lack access to energy and nearly 40% of the population remains disconnected from the internet, and where tackling crucial social issues requires innovative thinking, technology with a purpose lies at the heart of this transformation. We are thrilled to introduce our groundbreaking initiative: Micro-Cinema Nights with Purpose. This pilot program aims to revolutionize the way we engage with underserved communities, using cinema as a catalyst for change while also entertaining and educating.

A Cinematic Revolution for Social Change

The most challenging places to reach, educate, or entertain are usually those with no infrastructure. For this reason, we are introducing Micro-Cinema Nights with Purpose, an initiative that harnesses the power of technology to address these pressing challenges.

Our pioneering program combines the magic of movies with the urgency of social advocacy. Instead of commercials, we offer constructive content and testimonials based on the subject or topic. We showcase the latest movies and broadcast these movies in remote areas where there is no existing infrastructure. This is possible due to our mobile battery system, innovative concept, and connectivity access.

We are tapping into a market of over 4 billion people who desire entertainment but lack access to streaming services due to energy and connectivity constraints. Our technology addresses this issue.

We are proud to collaborate with NGOs and partners who share our vision of using technology to create a better world.

Launching Micro-Cinema Nights with TOLK and Fingo

Our journey begins with the launch of the first remote Micro-Cinema in underserved areas, in collaboration with Touch One Life Kenya (TOLK) and Fingo. We all treasure the enchantment of a movie night spent with loved ones, and it’s this very experience that we aim to replicate in the farthest corners of the world. Our Micro-Cinema Nights not only bring the joy of cinema to these communities but also facilitate transformative social change through engaging campaigns.

TOLK, a dynamic and forward-thinking organization, is dedicated to the holistic empowerment and development of community members. TOLK’s project encompasses a range of critical pillars, including economic empowerment, addressing sexual and gender-based violence, community engagement, mental health support, and humanitarian aid.

Partnering with Fingo, we will provide the system to this organization and assist in monitoring the output and measuring the impact of this pilot program. Our goal is to scale up in Kenya and eventually across all of Africa.

Educating for Change and Not Preaching: Addressing FGM (Female Genital Mutilation) with a Different Approach

In regions of Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America, there still exists a cultural practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). According to the WHO, “Female genital mutilation comprises all procedures that involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons.” This practice has caused immense physical and psychological suffering and is deeply rooted in communities with limited resources. It perpetuates a vicious cycle in some communities. Usually, girls undergo FGM as a rite of passage into adulthood. Subsequently, they are married early in life and start families, missing out on educational opportunities and the chance to fulfill their potential.

Past efforts, such as seminars and presentations, have yielded no results, as educating people individually on this topic is challenging. Our approach involves using media to reach more people in less time and teach while entertaining. During our pilot, we will showcase “Queen of Katwe,” a moving film about a young Ugandan girl who becomes a chess master. Instead of commercials, we will feature anti-FGM messages and testimonials from various people throughout the movie.

Knowledge is the First Step Towards Driving Change – Using Commercial Times to Educate Communities

Through our initiative, we are committed to using “commercial times” to educate communities about the devastating consequences of this practice. While the topic is often shrouded in silence, we believe that knowledge is the first step towards driving change. We are not merely teaching; we are spreading awareness about the reasons behind the harm of this practice, employing a completely different approach that is accepted by elders and tribal leaders. Simultaneously, our aim is to draw people to our screenings, rather than going to them individually.

Communities are tired of being lectured. We are taking an entertaining approach to seamlessly spread the message throughout communities while they enjoy a movie.

By shedding light on this pressing issue, we are determined to challenge societal norms and bring about transformational change. Collaborating with organizations like TOLK and Fingo, we aspire to contribute to the eradication of Female Genital Mutilation and ensure a safer and healthier future for women and girls.

In the past, TOLK has reached 3000 people a year through old-fashioned processes such as lectures. We are aiming to reach 3000 people in the first week alone with the following partners: 

  • Safe Engage Foundation SEF Regesterd~ CBO,  
  • World Vision- Kenya Big Dream Phace III
  • Migori Gender Actors~ NGO
  • Ministry Of Jesus Churches MJC~ Faith Based Organization
  • Community Health Volunteers CHV
  • Community Elders

Scaling for Impact: From Micro-Cinemas to Streaming Services

This pilot project marks the inception of Micro-Cinema Nights with Purpose. Our vision extends beyond these initial steps. We are working towards partnering with major streaming service providers to bring cinematic experiences to even the most remote and marginalized areas. Through these efforts, we aim to foster social awareness, spark conversations, and empower individuals to drive change within their communities.

Additionally, we are creating the world’s first green mobile cinemas, reinforcing our commitment to sustainable development and environmental consciousness.

Join Us on This Journey

If you represent a streaming service that wants to reach 4 billion people without electricity or internet access, please contact us. We are seeking content partners such as HBO, Netflix, Disney, or anyone passionate about making a meaningful impact and joining us on this transformative journey. Together, we can build a world where cinema not only entertains but also empowers, educates, and uplifts communities.

To get involved or learn more about this initiative, please contact us at info@tespack.com. Your support can be the driving force behind positive change and a brighter future for all.

Academy of Sciences and Engineering for Africa Development (ASEAD)

Bringing Access to Digital Education & Solar Energy to DR Congo

For the past year, since mid 2022, Academy of Sciences and Engineering for Africa Development (ASEAD) has been utilising Tespack’s Smart Solar Media (SSM) system as part of their educational activities in the rural regions of DR Congo. ASEAD is a locally based non-profit organization focused on supporting the local population, especially the children and youth, in the pursuit of their scientific and entrepreneurial career development while focusing on sustainable development and activities around this that can further support the local communities.

ECO-School Project – Turning Rural Schools into Smart Digital Schools

During 2022, ASEAD carried out a project focused on improving the self-sustainability and livelihoods of children in rural areas of the DRC, in Maluku region. Due to lack of infrastructure and access to energy, lessons were often carried out under trees which meant that in case there would be rain, lessons would be canceled. With limited resources, students would rely on the teachers creativity in carrying out the lessons.

During this ECO-School project, ASEAD focused on building a lower cost school which would combine access to energy through the utlisation of solar panels while also incorporating audiovisual technology for enhancing the learning experience for the students and supporting teachers in accessing new type of materials. Thanks to this project, local schools and communities in the Maluku region, got access to energy and new educational content through the usage of projects and speakers as part of the lessons being conducted by the teachers.

The locals were taught about how to become self-sustainable and how they can utilise solar energy thanks to the SSM system. 

Due to climate changes, the region has witnessed many changes in the seasons which have impacted on the crop production for the local farmers but also has caused serious deforestation in the region. For this reason, ASEAD has also carried out projects supporting the sustainable development of the region through tree planting.

Easy to Use, Works Well, Great Technical Features – How the SSM System Was Performing

After using the SSM system for over 2 months in the DRC, ASEAD conducted a survey with the users of the SSM system and collected their feedback. The feedback was based on the usage of the SSM system in different sectors such as education, agriculture, mining and research and the overall feedback was close to 100% positive feedback.

Main focus of the survey was to understand better how the SSM system performed in different projects, how easy it was to use and would it require any technical understanding, while also emphasis was placed on the overall technical features and performance of the system in rural regions. The key findings were:

  • Technical features of the SSM system were great with 90% of satisfaction rate from the users (i.e operational capacity of the system, solar charging features, access to digital content)
  • The system performed perfectly with 100% satisfaction rate – easy to use, no technical skills needed
  • Weight of the system could have been slightly decreased with 70% of the users being satisfied and happy with the overall weight.
  • The usage of technology and different technological advancements around power electronics, solar, audiovisual and battery management system were a 100% satisfaction rate from all of the users.

ASEAD believes strongly that the usage of the SSM system in the rural parts of the DRC can greatly narrow the widening digital gap between the urban and rural regions while supporting with the overall human capital development as more locals will benefit from accessing digital educational content.

Achieved Benefits

ASEAD was able to carry out digital lessons in rural regions, in turning classrooms into digital classrooms while enhancing the learning experience of the students by showcasing audiovisual content as part of the lessons. Due to lack of infrastructure and access to energy, the SSM system provided the needed energy source for powering mobile devices and supported with overall better access to green energy in the rural areas. Thanks to the portability of the system, teachers and other users were able to move easily from school to school.

For more information about the Smart Solar Media system and how it can support the work of organisations in remote locations, please visit our Featured Solutions page.

Smart Solar Media System

If you wish to start a partnership with Tespack or would like to get more information, please write to us at info@tespack.com

Alan Greenberg, Former Director of Apple Education, Joins Tespack as Advisor

In today’s fast-paced and evolving world, the role of technology in education has become increasingly significant. As educators and learners embrace digital platforms, one individual has consistently been at the forefront of driving transformative initiatives in the education sector. We are thrilled to introduce Alan Greenberg, an accomplished professional and former Director of Apple Education, who has made a lasting impact during his tenure at Apple, as well as many years of building strong partnerships and strategies and is now poised to bring his expertise and build new partnerships to new horizons as an advisor at Tespack.

A Trailblazer in the education industry and Apple

With an impressive background in education and a passion for technology, Alan Greenberg joined Apple Education and rose to become the Director of Apple Education. In this influential role, Alan led a dynamic team that revolutionized the intersection of education and technology, paving the way for groundbreaking initiatives that transformed the learning landscape.

During his tenure, Alan spearheaded numerous innovative projects that empowered educators and students worldwide. Under his guidance, the team developed Education Podcasting, a game-changing platform that redefined the delivery of educational content. Furthermore, Alan played a pivotal role in the successful launch of iTunes U throughout the UK, Europe, and China, democratising access to high-quality educational resources for millions of learners.

Alan’s visionary leadership extended to the development of Apple Education’s mobile strategy and iOS Education Apps, empowering educators and students to seamlessly integrate technology into their learning experiences. His relentless pursuit of excellence ensured that Apple Education remained at the forefront of educational innovation, equipping learners with the tools they needed to thrive in the digital age.

A New Chapter at Tespack

With an extensive Education experience behind him, Alan Greenberg now brings his extensive expertise to Tespack as an advisor. Tespack, a pioneering company specializing in portable renewable energy solutions, is poised to benefit from Alan’s visionary perspective and deep understanding of the education sector.

Alan’s appointment as an advisor at Tespack signifies the convergence of his passion for education, technology, and sustainability. Together, they aim to create innovative solutions that enhance educational opportunities, bridge the digital divide, and promote environmental consciousness.

 

Stay tuned as we will share more information and statistics about this project´s impact.

Smart Solar Media System

If you require more information or wish to start a partnership, feel free to get in touch with us on info@tespack.com