On Wednesday the 25th of March, the Otter Challenge finished with a festive finale event in Blijdorp Zoo Rotterdam. Andy Palmen turned out to be the big winner with his ‘Green Deal’ idea – an otter friendly car insurance. The jury elected the Ottersafe fauna passage of Thomas Arts as runner up. Together, both idea-owners received a prize of 15K worth of business development to help them realize their ideas.
This Saturday, during Earth Hour, Energy Floors will place their Sustainable Dance Floor in front of the Eiffel Tower. After the lights turn off at 20h30, WWF France and Energy Floors invite the public to dance until the famous monument lightens up again.
Posted on 24 March 2015 by Enviu in Blog
The great minstrel William S. was often misquoted in writing “Where art thou, Romeo”, the actual phrase was “Wherefore art thou Romeo?” Or in other words: Why do you exist? We might ask the same questions about the illustrious concepts of Creativity and Innovation. While sometimes these are considered the same, the answer for these two, in my mind, turns out to be very different.
Posted on 19 March 2015 by Enviu in Our work
For the first time in two years Jesse van de Zand came back to the place where it all started: Enviu. He found some time for a quick Q&A to explain the rapid growth of Janta Meals. The 24th restaurant will open soon, and Janta Meals is selected for the prestigious Sankalp Award 2015. What’s his success formula?
When it comes to entrepreneurship, it is tempting to get energized about a particular idea and go for it. But, if the goal is to solve a social or environmental issue, you better make sure the problem is clear before running after the solution. In a workshop about generating ideas for social enterprises, students found out that you sometimes have to take a step back to ‘peel the Why-Onion’.